Inspiration Comes in All Forms

Since publishing A Guilty Mind, I've been fortunate to be the guest speaker at several book clubs. One of the most popular questions is always, "Where do you get your ideas?" Of course, this is subjective for each writer and although I try to answer the question honestly, I'm not sure I satisfy those asking. …

Oh, Where Did the Time Go? It’s A Giveaway nearly Goneaway!

At the end of November, I entered A Guilty Mind in a book giveaway on Goodreads. How an author structures their giveaway is up to them. You determine the number of books, how long the giveaway will last, and you can even advertise ┬áthat the books will be autographed. (I still haven't gotten used to …

Don’t be a Humbug -It’s Book Giving Season!

Tis the season! No matter which holiday you celebrate, books are such a favorite gift for any reader so... I'm thrilled to be promoting my novel, A Guilty Mind, on Goodreads as a holiday gift. I will be giving away 5 copies - entries will be taken until December 15th. Goodreads will select the winners …

Guest Post Today

Today, I have the honor of guest posting on Elizabeth S. Craig's blog, Mystery Writing is Murder. This is one of the first blogs I started following when I first got into blogging and it's one of my favorites! She always writes great tips and provides practical and useful advice for all writers. She also …

And the Book Club Tour Rolls On…

Today, in particular, I feel especially grateful. First, I left my desk this morning to attend a Veteran's Day Assembly (my son was playing the drums) and it's always a treat. Although this is hardly my first year attending this assembly, I well up every single time (oh, yes, I am very sappy). There is …

As an Author, Why I love Book Club

Book Clubs, especially since Oprah, drive not only book sales but an enduring love of books. After all, how many books have you read that you might not have otherwise if it weren't for your book club? Sure, sometimes you don't love the selection but other times, you find something really great and maybe even …