The End

Quite unexpectedly, I finished my novel this afternoon. I still don’t think it’s sunk in yet. As you may recall, I began writing “Dream Sailors” four years ago. Soon after moving in, Tara suggested we set aside time every Sunday to write. She has long been supportive of my writing – was, in fact, theContinue reading “The End”

Interview With a Ghost: Cole Carter Speaks

Last month, Lisa Nowak – fellow author and Portlander – graciously allowed me to promote my book on her blog. Her idea was for a character interview with the protagonist, so Rachel Sullivan – heroine of No Time For Kings – dished about what’s been happening in her life after the events in my story. I thoughtContinue reading “Interview With a Ghost: Cole Carter Speaks”

Not Grandmother Approved

I’ve come up with a new marketing slogan for my novel, No Time For Kings. NOT GRANDMOTHER APPROVED. Both my grandmother and Tara’s read the book, and while it’s received very positive reviews from the majority of readers – including glowing recommendations in San Francisco Book Review and Portland Book Review – neither of ourContinue reading “Not Grandmother Approved”

Hidden Nuts, Sexy Feet and Unnecessary Apostrophes

How Do They Locate Their Nuts? Sipping coffee from my back patio this morning, I watched as a squirrel buried a nut in the damp earth beside a row of arborvitae. What a cliche, I thought. I actually muttered it out loud, to be honest. And then I wondered, how will he ever know whereContinue reading “Hidden Nuts, Sexy Feet and Unnecessary Apostrophes”

You’re So Vain, You Probably Think Self-Publishing’s About You

Sunday was quite amazing. After all, it isn’t every day that your book is released. It started out with a text from Rusty in the morning. You’re the number 1 “No Time For Kings” on Google search now. Yes! This pleased me to no end. You see, there’s another book out there with my sameContinue reading “You’re So Vain, You Probably Think Self-Publishing’s About You”

What’s That Weird Buzzing Sound?

$30 Paperweight  I picked up the phone the other day to call my dad, and got a busy signal. That took me aback – when was the last time I’d heard one of those?! It occurred to me then that busy signals also belong on my list of things that are obsolete nowadays. Thankfully, becauseContinue reading “What’s That Weird Buzzing Sound?”