I’ve written a new poem. It’s a note to the furry intruders who have been plaguing my life recently. (Now if only I could get them to read the blog…)
Category: A Writer’s Life
RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT!
I’m so excited to announce the official release date for the audiobook version of Where Daffodils Bloom! (Even if there’s a few hiccups in the process).
A Bit of Poetry
I was sitting out in the yard enjoying the springtime when I got the idea for this lighthearted poem. Thought my readers might enjoy it as much as I did…
Declutter Your Command Center (The Cure for Chronic Writer’s Block)
I’m guest posting today over at Kellyn Roth’s blog, sharing some tips on overcoming chronic writer’s block (and also quietly hinting that I might be starting another book)…
History in Full Color
I’m so excited to share a few restored and colorized photos of the characters from “Where Daffodils Bloom.” Especially this beautiful portrait of Lily that was not discovered until after the book was published. So cool to see history in full color!
Telling True Stories: (The Good, the Bad, and the NOT.)
When I set out to write “Where Daffodils Bloom” it was very important to me that I create a book that was not only entertaining and well-written, but also authentic and true.
And that’s partly because of one very BAD example…
So…Somebody Hates Your Book
My first really negative review was kind of traumatizing. Harsh critiques can be rough for a first-time authors. But here’s a few tips that helped me get over it and gain some perspective.
Why Did You Leave That Out???
More than one reader has commented about the “gaps” in the story-line of Where Daffodils Bloom. In this post I explain why they had to be there (and also talk about an idea I have to fill in some of the holes).
Frog-Dodging and Bestsellers
Combine unexpected bestseller status with a long drive home on a dark, rainy night, and what do you get? A new understanding of what success really means.
…And an awful lot of frogs.
The Portfolio Life
“For the past century, we have been told a story about work that says we must commit to a certain path in life, spend most of our career doing that one thing, and not veer too far from our area of focus. This, we think, is what mastery is all about. But is that really …….Read More