I am so excited to share my cover for Buried Beneath, a dark YA contemporary from Zenith Publishing. Check out the fabulous artwork and add the title on Goodreads.
As a young writer or a new writer, you may have heard the buzz in the writing world about mentoring. From PitchWars to TeenPit, it seems the writing world has embraced the concept of more experienced writers mentoring those just beginning their writing journeys. But what is it like to work with a mentor? What … More Mentoring 101: What’s in it for you?
It’s very easy to forget why we write Pitch Wars peeps. Writers who aspire to become published authors are especially susceptible to this word-induced, amnesia state because of the self-imposed timeline we cling to out of desperation. We believe we will complete this book in three months, edit for a solid three weeks, craft our … More Writing because we must…
Don’t let the title fool you; LEFT HANGING is not how you’ll feel after diving into Cindy Dorminy’s latest release from Red Adept. Meet Darla and Theo; a young couple with a past and an impossible future. LEFT HANGING opens with a dip into their early relationship, and we get to enjoy their first look, … More NEW RELEASE! Cindy Dorminy’s LEFT HANGING
Do you like reality TV? Do you forgo work, doctor’s appointments, or manicures to tune in to the latest Bachelorette? Are you at the end of your couch waiting for the next victim to swim home from the island? You do? Then Laura Heffernan has a treat waiting for you: AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR! About … More Blog Tour & Giveaway: AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR by Laura Heffernan – NEW RELEASE!
Writing is hard, rewarding, frustrating, exhilarating. A virtual chimera of emotions swirl through the process. But this week has made me realize what a gift it is to put keys to keyboard and words to the page. Tuesday night, I slammed my thumb in the door of my car. Yes. Ouchy. Buttoning jeans, brushing teeth, … More Writing with Challenges
Writers are fickle people, and if we do one thing better than all others, it is procrastinating! There is always something more pressing, especially during the holidays. So how does one stay focused? Should one stay focused in the swirl of snowflakes, eggnog, glitter, and tinsel? A case could be made for enjoying the season, … More Surviving the Holiday Season
After you write the book, query until your fingers bleed, and finally land an agent, there is a distinct lull in the action when you stare into space and wonder if you imagined it all. Then, reality steps in with a swift backhand to yank you out of that self-satisfied gloat you’ve been living in … More Getting Down to the Business of Writing
I am a high school librarian by day which gives me a unique perspective on the young adult market, since I see publishing in action from an end-user’s point of view. With a stack of freshly-chosen, hard and paper-backed beauties on my counter, I began to consider what I know about how students (YA consumers) … More Thoughts on YA Readers –The Flash or the Fiction?
This is where “The Writing Meets the Road.” As I travel on the path toward publication, there will be bumps. It will rain, sleet, thunder, and snow but one day, the sun will come out. Writers are all waiting for that sunny day. Don’t put those Foster Grants away just yet.