I met Lisa Patton a few years ago online after reading Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter (I have to cheat and look at the cover to know where to put the apostrophes) and then Googling and finding out that she was a member of Backspace -- which meant I emailed her with even more fervor than my usual gottawritetothisauthor fervor. Lisa was generous in emailing with me about writing while mothering her … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Lisa Patton Talks About Perseverance, Pantsing and Her Publishing Journey
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