(Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors


One of the great joys of speaking at a writer’s conference is meeting new authors. Many are starting their writing career, and they’re often seeking advice. While I’m certainly no expert, I seem to have a firsthand grasp of the pitfalls. From my experience, this is my advice. On How To Start: If you haven’t … Continue reading (Mostly Undiscussed) Advice for Beginning Authors

Celebrate National Pie Month at The Book House ‘Pies in Literature’ Event


Hey Pie Lovers! I know you’re out there—and I’ve got some news for you. February is National Pie month, so what better way to celebrate than at a book store pie contest! Do you bake a mean pie? Or maybe the mention of pie gets you dreamy eyed and salivating? Join me and the Farm … Continue reading Celebrate National Pie Month at The Book House ‘Pies in Literature’ Event

I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer


  Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story, and he’s been told numerous times that he should write a memoir. Earlier in the evening, I told a group of people my own professional … Continue reading I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

Please Don’t Be Alarmed By What I’m About To Tell You


Just because I could not find my writing mug this morning (the one I’ve used every single morning of my writing days — not my entire writing life — only those days (years) during which I’ve been writing my current WIP, even that really dark year when I thought it was all a big waste … Continue reading Please Don’t Be Alarmed By What I’m About To Tell You