Some of the best writing advice I ever got was from my recently departed mentor, Nick Pollotta. Granted, just about EVERYTHING he imparted to me was worth listening to! Today, though, I want to talk about the importance of knowing when to keep your mouth shut.We all know we should remain positive as a public … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping Your Mouth Shut Online.
Hey everyone! I told you earlier this week that I'd have a guest and here she is! Lori Verni-Fogarsi is an author, speaker, and small business consultant. Her latest novel, Unexpecting, just released on April 18th. She's doing some wonderful promotions this month to celebrate, so stop by http://www.loritheauthor.com/unexpectingrelease/ and get in on the fun!Onward … Continue reading Interview with author Lori Verni-Fogarsi!
First off...check it out! It's the cover for 'Mark of the Successor'!!!!!!!!!!! I'm absolutely in love with it, if you couldn't tell. LOL I was talking with the lovely Pam Stack from Authors on the Air (check out her show here - http://authorsontheair.com/) and the subject of peer review came up. It's a worthy topic, one … Continue reading Peer Review and Why You Need It
It wasn't the best weekend of my life. My friend, my mentor, my writing 'Big Brother', Nick Pollotta, lost the good fight. He's now on the next part of his journey. I can't say I knew him well, or that I was part of his inner circle. There are those who mourn him more than I … Continue reading Let there be Peace
I have news to share this morning! As of last week, I am now the part-time personal assistant to Melissa Miller, CEO of Solstice Publishing. As part of my duties, I'll be filling the role of EIC (Editor in Chief) for their newest line, Solstice Shadows. I'm stoked! Head over to the Solstice website, check … Continue reading Common Sense and the Author
First, the good news! My editor for 'Mark of the Successor' has returned the manuscript to me. To my utter amazement, she found nothing that needed changing. Of course, me being me, I still found three or four really small issues (extra word in a sentence, chapter headings not centered) that I corrected. I will … Continue reading The Problem Is Within Me, Not You