Before I met author Amy Stolls in early March we'd emailed about a gazillion (or a dozen) times and had bonded over being Amy-authors. We also bonded because I simply adored her book, THE NINTH WIFE, so much so that I invited Amy back to Women's Fiction Writers to talk about POV and the non-linear structure of her book. Amy Stolls is insightful and funny -- and even more so in person. We could … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Amy Stolls Talks About Point of View (POV) and Chronology In Fiction
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt I am steeped in editing. My eyes and brain are fried by day's end, which, as writers, you know is a fabulous feeling. I think the thing that has surprised me most about this time around, is not just the expertise of my editor Brenda Copeland (my agent, Jason Yarn, also has an adept … [Read more...] about Thoughts On Editing My Debut Novel
Whenever I find a new-to-me author who's not really new -- I am happy as well as a little embarrassed. I mean, really. How could I have missed Valerie Frankel? She now has sixteen novels to her name -- she writes memoir, women's fiction, chick-lit, YA and she's a ghost writer for some really high profile celebrities. I'm not sure how she does it all, I can barely edit, write and get the dishwasher … [Read more...] about Author Valerie Frankel Shares Where Her Book Ideas Come From And What Happens When You're Lukewarm About Your Own Story
I met Anne Clinard Barnhill because we're both pregnant -- BOOK PREGNANT, that is. We're members of a small group of debut authors who yammer on and on all day in a undisclosed location and then post publicly on the Book Pregnant Blog, which you can find here. Anne's such a diverse and talented author with published short stories, poetry, a memoir and a novel -- I'm thrilled she is willing to … [Read more...] about Author Anne Clinard Barnhill on Writer's Rejection, Otherwise Known As 'A Sure Thing'