The writing zone. I imagine it like one of those indoor trampoline parks (never been, my kids are adults) where it's likely you get so much momentum going you JUST. CAN'T. STOP. That's what happened to me yesterday -- and to a lesser extent day. Hours pass. I'm stiff from sitting. The creative energy surges. Words bounce around in my brain and land on the page. Brand new words. It's … [Read more...] about The Writing Zone
The cover for The Last Bathing Beauty exceeded my expectations, I finished my copyedits, and I visited my daughter in Chicago. You know what that means? I HAVE TIME FOR YOU! While I'm starting to write Book #5 and I'm awaiting my page proofs, I'm under no crazy, frantic deadlines -- please take advantage of that because it ends. It always ends. I would like nothing more than to add to my roster … [Read more...] about Is Your Story a Secret?
This cover captures the essence of my 1951 protagonist, eighteen-year-old Betty! You'll also be treated to Betty at eighty-four, when everyone calls her Boop. She's always this girl on the inside though! The Last Bathing Beauty will be crowned in April 2020. Watch the blog for ARC giveaways this Fall. Amy xo … [Read more...] about Cover Reveal
Sometimes, I hear voices. Oh, c'mon, you probably do too. Sometimes my stories arrive in the form of a character who's got something to say, and then it's "easy" to determine POV. Point of View means not only who is telling your story, but through whose lens the story is revealed to the reader -- and that has many implications, doesn't it. Your reader can only see and know what the POV … [Read more...] about Choosing a POV for your novel