Talking About (the many) Pathways to Publication

Last weekend, the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime and a local library put on an event that was geared toward writers looking to get published. I was thrilled to be on the panel that spoke and answered questions. Of course, I know my own story, but what was interesting to me was how …

Feeling the Burn

For many of us, this winter has been a bit of a downer. So much rain and cold and even snow. But today...oh, today (and yesterday) have been a joy! We hit the 70s yesterday and will again today. It's even possible that there will be record highs here inĀ  Richmond today. That's just fine …

Sweet Beginnings and Grateful Endings

As November comes to a close and we slip into the busiest month of the year, there is much to be grateful for. One of my favorite things last month was the opportunity to speak about my books to the 5400 Club of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center. While the focus of …

Meet Award-Winning Author Lisa Regan (if you haven’t already, you should!)

All the way back in 2013, I posted one of my favorite interviews with one of my favorite authors, Lisa Regan. (You can read that interview HERE). At the time, she was already an award-winning debut author with the spellbinding novel, FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER. Since then, we've stayed in touch on an occasional basis. I …

NaNoWriMo: For Those Still in the Game

If you're involved in NaNoWriMo, you've probably begun to have doubts about the words you're putting on the page. Slogging through those wordcount quotas can mean the plot is suffering, characters are wooden, and adverbs are bleeding across the pages. Yikes! But if you've made it this far--more than HALFWAY--you're doing fantastic and deserve to …

Winner Winner, NaNoWriMo, and Favorite Line Fridays

This month is NaNoWriMo. Writers and anyone in the publishing industry already know what that is, but the rest of the world? Probably not. However, the writing community is large and growing all the time. NaNoWriMo is one of the reasons. It's because of this annual writing challenge that many aspiring writers take the plunge …