Last stop on the MSFV Success Story Blog Tour: Meet David Kazzie and win his e-book!

Well, what was hopefully only the first Annual Authoress’s Success Story blog tour is winding down with today’s post, the last in the series. But last is certainly not least, and I am thrilled to be interviewing author David Kazzie! David is also generously offering commenters a chance to win a copy of his Kindle… Read more »

Monkeying around

Hi, folks! Today I’ve got a new post up at EMU’s Debuts,“A Fly on the Monkey Bars,” that’s basically about spying on kids while they read your book. It also features some handy-dandy, one-of-a-kind, Gladys-inspired computer art by yours truly. Come check it out! Also, have you been following the MSFV Success Story Blog Hop? We have… Read more »

Announcing a Success Story Blog Hop!

Hello, readers! As you may remember, a couple of contests at the blog Miss Snark’s First Victim directly resulted in me signing with my wonderful literary agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette, and selling my first novel (currently titled The Delicious Double Life of Gladys Gatsby, set for release in 2014). So now, to celebrate, I’m taking part… Read more »

A very literary (and tasty!) east coast trip

Oh, my–almost two weeks have passed since my trip ended. I’d better get this post up, huh? 🙂 I left Colorado just in time to escape 98-degree, bone-dry days and the worst of the wildfires, and flew into NYC just in time to catch 98-degree, 100%-humidity days that made me feel like I was back… Read more »

Start spreadin’ the news…

I’m in New York! It’s about 100 degrees and humid out, which makes it feel like I’m literally in the jungle…which I guess I sort of am. Can’t wait to venture into the city tonight and experience all of the crowdedeness, rudeness, and black-hued fashion that’s been missing from my life for these past six… Read more »

Finding Themo

I’ve recently become a little anxious about theme. First there was this thread on a writer’s forum I belong to in which people were discussing where in a novel you’re supposed to introduce the theme. I sort of skimmed through the posts and then slunk away without participating, because, to be honest, it wasn’t something… Read more »

Congratulations to our winner…

Jessica L.! A copy of Never Back Down by Ernest Hebert will soon be yours. 😀 Many thanks to all those who stopped by to read the interview and share their thoughts, especially on the topic of The Great Gatsby (which I must say also happens to be one of my least favorite books). Glad… Read more »

May Days

It’s been a busy few weeks. Let’s play catch-up! I now have an author page on Facebook. Unlike on this blog, I actually post there in a timely manner about writerly things that are going on in my life (like interviews or Gladys book news), so if you’d rather find out about that stuff as… Read more »

The adventure continues!

So, two things are happening today. First of all, it’s my debut blog post over at EMU’s Debuts, which is a group blog featuring first-time authors represented by my agency, Erin Murphy Lit. If you’re at all curious about what goes on between the moment you sell your book and the moment it hits the… Read more »

I try to talk about books, but all you want are cupcakes.

A few people have asked me for the recipe for those strawberry cupcakes they saw in my book giveaway post (and that currently grace this site’s header), so I thought I should share! This is the recipe I use. I usually halve it, but I use a smaller-sized muffin tin and still end up with… Read more »