Books, My Books, Reflections, Writing

The Joy and Terror of a Book Release

When I first decided to write with an aim toward publication, I followed dozens of writing blogs. Common advice, at that time, was “Don’t expect to make any money until you have at least ten books published.” As of today, I’m halfway to that goal. Love & Liability is my fifth published novel. Some authors… Continue reading The Joy and Terror of a Book Release

Books, Fiction, My Books, Real Life, Short story, Writing

‘Tis the Season for Rain

It appears our rainy season has begun here in the central valley of California, but we’re still in the midst of a severe drought, so we’re always hoping for more rain. Time to buy more sweet ground chocolate and another bottle of cream whiskey for Irish hot chocolate. Or maybe I’ll try making my own… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Rain

Author Interviews, Writing

I’m not here, I’m there.

Just stopping in to let you know I’m a guest author on My Two Cents Worth (Before Inflation) today. Author Jim Jackson poses great questions for his guests to answer. Most are about reading and writing, but one intriguing question asked what three people I would invite to an all-expenses paid weekend anywhere in the world—with time travel… Continue reading I’m not here, I’m there.

Book Reviews, Fiction, Writing

A sale, an interview, and a review!

SALE!!! High Tea & Flip-Flops will be priced in the US for only $1.99 the whole month of May! As one reviewer said, it’s “Perfect for a lazy afternoon and an umbrella drink.” Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YNKHFII in case you'd like to share it with a friend. I'm working on a sequel now. I mean, you… Continue reading A sale, an interview, and a review!

Advice, Life, Writing

How can anyone write like that?

Time for another confession. I posted this photo on Facebook last week, and Judith Baxter commented that, now, she could picture me at my writing desk. Well, yes and no. The vase is sitting on my desk, but the photo is carefully staged. Even so, it shows a bit of the mess on my printer… Continue reading How can anyone write like that?