If Writing Books Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It


photo by Corey Harmon A debut novelist wrote to me the other day about his manuscript. I had first “met” this author a year ago through email. A friend of a friend. The email he sent me back then, I’ve received many times over, albeit from different writers. I’ve even sent that same email myself, … Continue reading If Writing Books Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

A Writer’s Work is Never Done


photo by Lionel Martinez This post was originally published on Women Writers, Women’s Books. The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t turn my head; The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t … Continue reading A Writer’s Work is Never Done

The Best Advice


photo by drburtoni During a recent interview for a book blog, I was asked what was the best piece of advice I had ever been given. The interviewer most likely meant writing advice, but all I could think of was the time a dentist told me it didn’t matter when someone flossed their teeth, just … Continue reading The Best Advice

Self-Published Book Bumps ‘The Girl On The Train’ Out of the Top Spot


photo by MTA The day my book made it to the number one spot on the best seller list of psychological thrillers, I knew that meant it finally bumped The Girl On The Train off the perch it had practically owned for the last year. That was a big deal for me. Mostly because my … Continue reading Self-Published Book Bumps ‘The Girl On The Train’ Out of the Top Spot