NanoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) ended on November 30th. This was the first year I tagged along to see what the fuss was about. I participated on my own terms, with a small "unofficial" group on Facebook that disbanded as soon as the clock tolled December. I promised myself, and my friends, I'd write 1,000 words per day. This would not allow me to achieve WINNER status in the official … [Read more...] about What happens after NanoWriMo?
The best compliment I've been given about Left to Chance is that readers want to go there. Yes, to Chance, Ohio. To a fictional town in the corner of a state I lived in once for ten months (and in real live Cleveland, not charming Chance). Readers want to go to Perk for coffee, and most of them want to meet Beck. He's my favorite too although my agent and I agree to disagree on whether he looks … [Read more...] about The Worst Thing You Can Ask Me About My Book
Full disclosure: Mom gushing below because today's interview is brought to you by genetics. It's been a tradition here at Women's Fiction Writers to have someone interview me to celebrate the publication of one of my novels. Eleanor Brown interviewed me for The Glass Wives. Patti Callahan Henry interviewed me for The Good Neighbor. Today, I'm being interviewed by Zachary Gropper, my … [Read more...] about That Time My Son Interviewed Me About My Novel, Left To Chance
Oh, I am so sorry I've been MIA! I forgot how much work it is to get ready to launch a novel, to write another novel, and to be a freelance editor and book coach. Add in some nervousness and excitement and some things just fall to the side. Like laundry. Oh, the clothes are clean, but in a pile. Grab and go. That's me. I hope that's you too, and that you'll grab a copy of Left to Chance either … [Read more...] about Picking Favorites: Which One Of My Novels Do I Like Best?