Guest Post: An Interview with Dear Henchman Authors Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat

Hello, dear readers! I'm delighted today to bring you an interview with Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat, authors of the YA chat novel Dear Hero. This fun (and funny) superhero romance is told entirely through text messages. Now Hope and Alyssa are back with the sequel, which promises to be just as entertaining as the … Continue reading Guest Post: An Interview with Dear Henchman Authors Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat

11 Writerly Things to Do While You’re Waiting

I’m convinced that the successful author really only needs two things—perseverance and patience. Perseverance because this career isn’t easy. It takes a lot of humility, learning, and hard work to become a good writer, and even more to get published. And patience because… You will wait. A LOT. Especially if you go the traditional publishing … Continue reading 11 Writerly Things to Do While You’re Waiting

Guest Post: An Interview with the Characters of LAMENT by Laura L. Zimmerman

Hey friends! I'm so excited to welcome author Laura L. Zimmerman to the blog today as part of the blog tour for her new YA fantasy book Lament: Banshee Song Series, Book Two. This sequel to her debut Keen promises to be just as entrancing as the first. Laura's beautiful writing, her main character's authentic … Continue reading Guest Post: An Interview with the Characters of LAMENT by Laura L. Zimmerman

The Traveling Writer – Tips for Crafting Believable Settings

For me, traveling is part of the job of being a writer. (Hello, tax deductions... 😉 ) Not only because vacations are refreshing to the mind and spirit, but also because they help me create a storehouse of places and experiences to draw upon when I'm brainstorming and writing. While I appreciate facts and accuracy … Continue reading The Traveling Writer – Tips for Crafting Believable Settings

Pre-planning Your Novel with Pinterest and Excel

Hey friends! I'm sorry I've been MIA for a so long (*hangs head in shame*). After the eternal length of spring, summer has been a whirlwind. My family took a socially-distanced three week camping trip out west in July and visited seven national parks. The hiking was glorious--we could almost pretend life was normal! I'll … Continue reading Pre-planning Your Novel with Pinterest and Excel