As I wrote to Ellyn Bache in my first email, "while taking an early morning internet stroll I happened upon your website and blog." It's simple but true. So Ellyn is a new-to-me author, but I realize she may not be new to many of you! Her writing career, insights and advice are direct and sprinkled with humor. And we all know you need a sense of humor in this business if you're not going to … [Read more...] about Author Ellyn Bache Talks About Naysayers, Fiction Labels and The Art of Saying Goodbye
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"
Hey, it's no joke. Two women walked into a bookstore, didn't like what they saw, banded together and wrote to the company president and had the label "women's fiction" removed from the store. You can read the whole article here. (Um, after you finish the blog post of course.) The crux of the story is this: they did not like that all the books under the Women's Fiction label had pink covers and … [Read more...] about Two Readers Walk Into A Bookstore…
I found Melissa Ford while perusing the internet one day. (Because that's what I do - I look for books and authors and women's fiction info.) And with Mel I hit the jackpot. I purchased Life from Scratch immediately for my Kindle. Mel is incredibly diverse in her writing -- and very generous with her thoughts and advice. You'll read below that Mel wrote the book she felt like reading. Lucky … [Read more...] about Author Melissa Ford says, "If You Love Your Characters, You'll Treat Them Well."