Nothing. Except today my book deal was announced so I had a whoopie pie! (I opt for sweets over alcohol every.single.time!) And, I received these beautiful flowers from my bff and her family. All in all, a delicious, fulfilling, humbling-beyond-belief kind of day -- the first of many I'm thinking - although I'm going to save whoopie pie consumption for only the most auspicious occasions. Here's … [Read more...] about What do a book deal, a whoopie pie and a bouquet of flowers have in common?
I started reading Allison Winn Scotch's blog when her first book -- The Department of Lost and Found -- was released the first time! Hers was one of the first books I read where I felt I "knew" the author -- the first time it gave me a glimpse into what it was like to be in a community of writers, even if that community was online. I've watched Allison with admiration because while her career … [Read more...] about Allison Winn Scotch's Best Advice for Writers: Read, Rewrite and Revel in Feedback
Sarah McCoy is one of those authors you meet (online) and then feel like you always known her. She's generous above-and-beyond the writerly call of duty -- although I must admit I've met only a few authors since starting this blog who aren't generous in one way or another. Sarah's advice about taking what she knows and allowing it to "walk its own path" really struck a chord with me, as did … [Read more...] about Author Sarah McCoy Says "Write The Story That Keeps You Up At Night"
Last week I had a long drive ahead of me so I went to my local library and scoured the shelves for audiobooks. I'm a huge fan of the medium and I've listened to all of David Sedaris's books and all of Jennifer Lancaster's books (except the last one, of which I read my SIGNED copy, thankyouverymuch) and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Second Journey by Joan Anderson (which is the … [Read more...] about What Do You Want Readers To Say About Your Women's Fiction? Plus, a Great Listen Deserves A Great Review!