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
As a writer and a teacher, I have come to understand something about myself and my craft: I like working with new writers. Wait. What? Yes. New writers. The ones who are just beginning their journey toward the published page. Writers like my high school students. Or writers who are taking those first tentative steps … More Working with the Newbies
I am so pleased to be able to bring you the cover reveal for the incomparable Brenda Drake’s new book: GUARDIAN OF SECRETS!!! If you know anything about Brenda, you know how incredibly generous she is not only with her talents but her time. As the #PitchWars Jedi Master, Brenda has become a mentor to … More Cover Reveal for Brenda Drake’s New Book!
There’s that scene in the Hunger Games where Effie Trinket is standing on stage in all her glory announcing the latest victim–I mean tribute–who will be fortunate enough to go on to glory in the arena. You know the scene I mean. In some ways, as a PitchWars mentor, I feel like Effie. I get to … More The Truth about my #PitchWars Selection
This beautiful cover belongs to the upcoming release Remember Yesterday, by Pintip Dunn! About the Book: Book Title: Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow, #2) Author: Pintip Dunn Release Date: October 4, 2016 Genre: YA Sci-Fi Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d … More Cover Reveal for REMEMBER YESTERDAY by Pintip Dunn!
Pop the corks! It’s Sharon Johnston’s cover reveal day! And… you get the prizes! Cue the happy dance! Shattered is the second installment in Sharon’s Open Heart series. Drum roll, please…. Shattered: An Open Heart Novel Book 2 Book Blurb: Mishca needs to save her sisters, but only Ryder can save her. The truth about … More Shattered — Cover Reveal & Giveaway!
It’s time to get ready for PitchWars! I’d like to help. For the remainder of June, the following pricing is in effect: Query critiques – $10 for single pass queries, $25 for three pass queries Query, synopsis, first 10 pages – $50 (Full line edits) First 50 pages read through, query, and synopsis consult. Includes … More PitchWars Specials
I’ve been fortunate to be chosen as a #PitchWars mentor this year. Words cannot adequately describe the excitement I feel, so I will have to resort to GIFs. That being said, I know there are hundreds, even thousands of authors who are where I was just twelve short months ago: unagented. But, last June, as … More A Pitch & A Miss
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