Hi friends! It's been three weeks since I've posted here, but I have a good excuse, I promise. I sold the house in the Chicago suburbs (which was a six month process I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy) where I'd lived for eighteen years, where I'd had the worst of times and the best of times; where I raised two kids and three dogs; where I wrote three novels. I arrived in Jenkintown, … [Read more...] about Where In The World Is WFW?
When The Glass Wives was published in 2013, I was taken aback when some readers said my novel was an easy read. I'd spent FOUR YEARS writing it. Sentences were painstakingly composed. Characters were crafted from the inside out. The manuscript was edited, revised, rewritten, and then edited again. Others said it was a light read. So I wondered--how many grieving children does it take to write a … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Karin Gillespie Struggles With Literary Snobbery
I've made up plenty of pen names for myself, though I never plan to use them. This is part of me being a planner, a just-in-caser. I've used family names, my kids' middle names, names I never named my children. Seems like it would be freeing and fun---maybe also confusing. Today, Sarah Stonich aka Ava Finch shares the story of her pseudonym with us! What would you do? What's your maybe pen … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Embracing My Pen Name by Sarah Stonich/Ava Finch
Doubt. It's the thread that weaves through every writer's life at one time or another. Oh, hell. All the time. Today author Holly Robinson shares with us how she crashed through personal and professional doubt, the end result being crossing two finish lines and continuing on two wonderful paths. Not that I'm surprised. (I'm proud of my friend, that's for sure!) Please welcome Holly back to … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Crashing Through Doubt by Author Holly Robinson