When it comes to writing advice, I tend to think simple is best because it's the most direct and the most useful, the kind of advice that doesn't wrap us up in trying to figure it out, leaving us time for, you know, writing. That's what we have here today with author Nicole Blades, in addition to a peek inside her new novel, The Thunder Beneath Us. As I start writing my next novel, I loved … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Nicole Blades Doesn’t Feel Constrained by the Women’s Fiction Label
When someone asks where my ideas for novels come from, I'm always tempted to say "Target." It's often hard to pin down what sets off a writer on the glorious and torturous adventure of novel writing, because novels aren't one thing or one idea. But, there's usually a nugget or a spark, and I often ask authors about that spark. The one moment that spurred them forward to discover the rest of the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Finding Inspiration for Novel Writing by Author Gail Cleare
Thanks to random.org our winner is: Stephanie Trietsch Stephanie, please email me your mailing address (amysuenathan at gmail dot com) and I'll get an ARC of Left To Chance in the mail to you as soon as I have them. Yes, it'll likely be months from now, but how awesome is it to forget you've won a prize and then to have it SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR? Of course there will be more giveaways … [Read more...] about Giveaway winner announced!
One year ago THE GOOD NEIGHBOR was published! Since then I've heard from many readers about what they loved (and didn't love so much) about Izzy Lane, and her blogging escapades; Noah, her five-year-old son who wears capes and brandishes paper towel tube swords; Jade, the best friend and online media mogul who sees potential in Izzy she doesn't see in herself; Rachel, the cousin who's flirting … [Read more...] about Happy Bookiversary to THE GOOD NEIGHBOR!