Today is exciting - it's a two-fer on Women's Fiction Writers! I "met" Denise Dietz (aka Mary Ellen Dennis) and her husband Gordon Aalborg (aka Victoria Gordon) when I interviewed Keith Cronin. Gordon was Keith's editor for Me Again and contributed to the conversation in the comments section. Deni emailed me that they really enjoyed the blog. Ta-dah! An interview was born. Deni and Gordon write … [Read more...] about What Do You Get When Two Writers Marry? A Great Interview!
Whew! I've finished this round of revisions on The Glass Wives and when my kickin' critique partner winds her way through the rest of my chapters, I'll be ready to send it off to my agent again. I know it's even a better book than it was before. I also know that I could not have written this book, this way, before now. Here are some of my biggest lessons, whether remembered or learned, while … [Read more...] about Lessons and Lists in Women's Fiction
I met author Liz Michalski through Backspace and knew she would be a great addition to Women's Fiction Writers as soon as I read the first chapter of Evenfall. There's a lot of overlap under this broad umbrella genre, which is one of the reasons it appeals to me -- to most of us. The nuances we write into our stories is what makes them special. The imagination is what makes them fiction. Liz is … [Read more...] about Interview with Women's Fiction Author Liz Michalski
Summer break hit me over the head in May when my son came home from his freshman year of college. Do you know that kids come home with three times as much as took with them? It's some kind of physics/calculus equation that accounts for the phenomenon, I'm sure of it. And the extra goods and laundry are disproportionate in size to the amount of time said college student child is willing to take … [Read more...] about How A Writer Got Her Groove Back