Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer


Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday, is a relatively new national campaign to drive business to stores once known as Mom & Pop Shops. While we think of Black Friday as the day to shop department store deals and Cyber Monday as a day to shop online … Continue reading Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer

Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books


  I had the pleasure, recently, to be the guest speaker at the annual reception of LUCC: Libraries of Union County Consortium, to share my story as a self-published author. It was an eye-opening evening as I listened in on discussions about the state of libraries, what they mean to the community in which they … Continue reading Evolution of Libraries: What That Means for Self-Published Books

VICE Magazine: The Story Behind Their Story will Freak You Out


    If you’re an author and you’re in the belly of writing a story, you’re obsessed with your characters. Truly. You think about them all the time. Everywhere you go, they’re with you. Like a pack of invisible friends. It’s a little strange and slightly creepy. That’s exactly where I was a couple of … Continue reading VICE Magazine: The Story Behind Their Story will Freak You Out

Self-Published Book Beats the Odds by Making the New York Times Bestseller List


      When I self-published my book, admittedly, it was the last resort. It was the backup plan if I had failed to sell it to a trade publisher. I promised myself that if I couldn’t sell it, or find an agent to represent me, I would not tuck it in a drawer and … Continue reading Self-Published Book Beats the Odds by Making the New York Times Bestseller List