Three Reasons to Celebrate Your Writing Achievements

Hello, friends! Long time no write. Sometimes I can rationalize being late on my blog posts... Well, I only committed to twice a month, and even though it's been two weeks it's not technically the middle of the month yet... Ahem, not this time. It's been three weeks and it's definitely not July 15th. But sometimes life … Continue reading Three Reasons to Celebrate Your Writing Achievements

Isaiah’s Top Ten Rides at Busch Gardens: A Guest Post

Hello, friends! My family has been on vacation this past week, so yes, I am absolutely cheating on this blog post. Today we have a special guest, my soon-to-be 12-year-old son Isaiah. Since we spent the last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, I've asked him to write up his top ten favorite rides from Busch Gardens … Continue reading Isaiah’s Top Ten Rides at Busch Gardens: A Guest Post

The Hows and Whys of Critique Partners and Beta Readers

One of the things I love about this blog is being able to share things I'm learning and hopefully help other writers. Today I want to talk about two things that mystified me as a new writer--critique partners and beta readers. It's exhilarating to finish that first draft and type "The End." Then you let … Continue reading The Hows and Whys of Critique Partners and Beta Readers

An Interview with Debut Indie Author Jason VanHorn

Hello, friends! I'm so excited today to share my interview with Jason VanHorn, an indie author who recently released his debut novel Alabaster Dangermond and the Serpent's Blade through Goldenwood Press. For anyone who missed my last blog post, you can read all about Goldenwood Press, our new imprint, here. It probably won't take long to figure … Continue reading An Interview with Debut Indie Author Jason VanHorn

The Three W’s of Creating Your Own Publishing Imprint

Hello, friends! I'm so excited to be able to share with you something that's been in the works in my household for the past several months--my husband (also a writer) and I have decided to launch our own publishing imprint, Goldenwood Press, LLC. Today I want to walk you through the whys and hows of … Continue reading The Three W’s of Creating Your Own Publishing Imprint

Author Platforms, Pen Names, and Writing in Multiple Genres

As many of you might know about me, I not only love reading many different kinds of stories, I enjoy writing in more than one genre too. But this kind of variety (indecision?) can be a double-edged sword--while fun, it makes selling and marketing your books a lot more tricky. The tried and true plan … Continue reading Author Platforms, Pen Names, and Writing in Multiple Genres