The Sweet Spot In Between
It’s been a while since I posted about writing related stuff. Mostly, because I’ve been busy doing the words rather than writing about doing the words. I’ve hit that sweet spot in between manuscripts and I have a moment to come up out of the cult bunker take an inventory of what’s what. The past ten […]
Do You Suffer From BSF?
BSF is real. BSF isn’t quite a disease, but those who experience the malady experience a manic giddiness accompanied by spurts of panic. It’s life-altering. I have it and there are no Go Fund Me Pages or telethons to find a cure. Because honestly–I don’t want a cure. What is BSF? BSF is Book Signing […]
Professional Envy–You have to be happy for the other guy, even if it’s your dog
Jealousy–the green monster–envy–Thou Shall not covet The warnings against envy and jealousy go back centuries and biblical scholars of every stripe include envy in the list of Seven Deadly Sins deep within all the holy texts. In more modern times, the movie Seven didn’t end too well for Gywenneth Paltrow’s character…(psst, her head’s in that […]
Want to See Your Book In A Bookstore? Part 2
The Art of Connection A previous post featured the Top Five Things an author needs to do to increase the likelihood of seeing your book featured in an honest to God bookstore. Tina Ferguson, owner of a thriving indie bookstore, Face In A Book, in El Dorado Hills, California offered her valuable insight into what […]
Want To See Your Novel In A Bookstore? The Five Things Every Author Must Do.
Every author, from Stephen King to, all the way to the writers in the shallow end of the pool (me), get a rush seeing their book on the shelves of an honest to God bookstore. (Please note that this is likely the only time that Stephen King and I will be mentioned in the same place – ever.) […]
That’s My Favorite
You know what’s really fun? No, not that. I was in a local bookstore to finalize some arrangements on an upcoming book signing and a woman came up the counter carrying a few mystery novels in her arms. She asked for recommendations on similar titles. I struck up a conversation with her about mysteries and […]
Resolution – Smesholution
Less than a week into the new year and I’m already lagging on the resolutions that were supposed to make me a lean, mean writing machine. Not lean, not mean (maybe a bit pissy) and the writing machinery is missing a few cogs and gears. But I have excuses, honest I do. My writing room […]
Little River Available at Face In A Book
I’m happy to announce that the paperback edition of Little River is now available at a great local indie bookstore, Face In A Book, in El Dorado Hills, California. I chose Face In A Book , because it is more than a place where books are sold. Anyplace can sell a novel, hardware stores, grocery […]