My First Published Short Story!

Hello friends! Just wanted to share my latest publication with you. My story, The Alabama Heat, was published in this month's issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. Hope you enjoy it!

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My Publisher’s Weekly Review

Hello friends in the blogosphere! As many of you know, I entered my novel, Women Like Us, in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. So far, it's been a hair-pulling, nerve-wracking ride as I obsess over anticipate the next contest announcement. If you're not familiar with ABNA, it works like this: Ten thousand people enter … Continue reading My Publisher’s Weekly Review

Read and review my ABNA entry!

Read and review my ABNA entry! <<<-------This is the link! Hello friends! I'm so excited that my novel, Women Like Us, has made it to the quarterfinals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA)! This is the third time I've entered this contest, and the first time I've made it this far. Whether or not I … Continue reading Read and review my ABNA entry!

My New Year’s Writing Resolutions

I've actually never written New Year's Resolutions before, but I do like setting concrete goals, so I thought I'd give it a try this year. Here are a few things I hope to accomplish this year with my writing: Write at least 5,000 words a week until I finish the first draft of Freedom City. … Continue reading My New Year’s Writing Resolutions

It’s Heartbreaking When You Have to Say No

If you've been reading this blog, you know that I've been on a mission to get one or another of my books published for a few years now. I've received rejection upon rejection from literary agents. Some of them were encouraging. The last agent to reject Women Like Us wrote, "I was highly entertained reading … Continue reading It’s Heartbreaking When You Have to Say No

Waiting for The Aha

So here I am, about 8,000 words into my first draft of Freedom City. I started working on this novel a few months ago, but I got stuck. What I'd written so far wasn't working, so I had to scrap most of it and go back into my outline. Now, when I say "most of … Continue reading Waiting for The Aha

Fun things I’ve learned through novel research

John and Marlena have been talking divorce! But he only wanted to get Kristen to sleep with him so Brady would break up with her!   To detect a witch, put a Bible under her mattress, put a broomstick in her path, scratch across underher chair, or put a little pawpaw in her tobacco. Any … Continue reading Fun things I’ve learned through novel research

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