Advice for writerly types

Hello, friends! It seems to be time for my monthly blog update. First of all, I have a new post up today at EMU’s Debuts called “Wisdom from the 2013 EMLA Retreat.” The title pretty much says it all: It’s filled with great bits of advice that I picked up from other writers at the… Read more »

Starry…Blog Post

Oh, hello, friends. I have a new blog post up at EMU’s Debuts today called “No Fault in These Stars.” I know, it’s the cleverest title you’ve ever read, totally not derivative of any bestselling YA books or famous Shakespeare quotes or anything. Here’s a visual hint as to what it’s about: OK, that wasn’t… Read more »

Two new blog posts

I know, it seems like I’m blogging everywhere but here these days! I have a new post up today at EMU’s Debuts called “Based on True Events”–it’s about the surprising way that reality sometimes sneaks into fiction. If you’re a fellow writer, I’d love to hear about a scene or aspect of your book that… Read more »

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 »

Interview at The Bookshelf Muse!

Greetings, blog readers! Today I’m being interviewed over at The Bookshelf Muse by fellow author Angela Ackerman as part of the ongoing Miss Snark’s First Victim Success Stories blog tour. We talk a bit about writing, a bit about travel, and a bit about food. Come on by! And don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for… 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 »

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 »

Required Reading: Interview with New Hampshire Novelist Ernest Hebert (and a giveaway of Never Back Down!)

Today, I’m thrilled and honored to welcome Ernest Hebert to the blog! Not only is he the author of several wonderful New-England-set novels–The Old American and The Dogs of March are two of my favorites–but he’s a professor of English & Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. (Yup, that’s where I went to school. Yup, he… Never Back Down!)”>Read more »

Gettin’ my nerd on.

Whoa, two posts in one week? Does this signal the beginning of a new, more rigorous blogging schedule? Nah. I’ve been too busy drafting a new WIP (that’s “Work In Progress” for the un-writerly-acronym-initiated), so posting here will probably remain somewhat sporadic for a while–though I am hoping to do a nice celebratory book giveaway… Read more »