Make Room for More Mutt Mysteries

There is no doubt these have been difficult weeks (and months!) for all of us, and time feels a bit like it's standing still. What day is it again? 😉 Anyway, like so many others, I've been searching for some positives. As an author, the first thing that comes to mind is that being home …

Editing Honesty

My niece and her book club recently read a self-published novel written by a member of their church. The group was excited to read the book and show their support for their friend. My niece said the writer described the book as "gentle fiction" (I don't really know what that is but will assume it's Christian fiction?) …

Publishing Outside the Box

Although I haven't posted recently (a freelance deadline I just hit today!), I have been thinking long and hard about my decision to self-publish. About a month ago, I mentioned to a friend I was frustrated by the query process. She murmured her sympathy and in an effort to test the waters, I confessed I …