Before I met author Amy Stolls in early March we'd emailed about a gazillion (or a dozen) times and had bonded over being Amy-authors. We also bonded because I simply adored her book, THE NINTH WIFE, so much so that I invited Amy back to Women's Fiction Writers to talk about POV and the non-linear structure of her book. Amy Stolls is insightful and funny -- and even more so in person. We could … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Amy Stolls Talks About Point of View (POV) and Chronology In Fiction
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I am steeped in editing. My eyes and brain are fried by day's end, which, as writers, you know is a fabulous feeling. I think the thing that has surprised me most about this time around, is not just the expertise of my editor Brenda Copeland (my agent, Jason Yarn, also has an adept … [Read more...] about Thoughts On Editing My Debut Novel
I met Jael McHenry on Backspace and she was the first author to guest post on Women's Fiction Writers almost a year ago (find that post here)! Now, as we are ready to celebrate the One Year Blogiversary (big party starts Tuesday), Jael is back to share with us the breadth of her experience along with her passion for writing and books. I have found that most authors have a generous spirit, and … [Read more...] about The Kitchen Daughter Author, Jael McHenry, Talks About Books, Babies, and Balancing It All To The Best Of Our Abilities
Last week I read Sarah Jio's THE VIOLETS OF MARCH. In one day. Of course I knew that her second novel, THE BUNGALOW, was on its way, but considering I abandoned all my maternal responsibilities that day in order to suck down the book, I figured I better wait until everyone is situated back in school to read it. So, what I'm saying is...don't be looking for me next Monday. Not kidding. ;) The … [Read more...] about Author Sarah Jio Says: When You're Excited About Your Novel, Others Will Be Excited Too!