Hey everyone! So, the Whole Life Activation awards were this past Friday. While I was deeply honored to be on the short list, another author won. I have no doubt that she is talented and deserving of the honor. And, despite all of you that voted for the cover for 'Guarding Charon', it didn't even … Continue reading On awards, honors, and disappointment
It's Monday! It's been an interesting week since I last posted. In some ways, I'm still processing everything. And it was all good things! First off, I found out I'm now on the short list for Author of the Year from Whole Life Activation, a group in London, England that celebrates women making a difference. … Continue reading Flying high but staying grounded
So, yeah, it's crunch time for the P&E polling. Voting shuts down tomorrow night, and 'Guarding Charon' has plummeted to 5th place. Much as I want to win (and, trust me, I DO), it's not the end of the world. It won't make or break me as an author. It doesn't translate into great sales … Continue reading When you’re more than a writer
Hey, everyone! I know, it's Friday, but this is important to me. I need your help! Preditors and Editors runs a 'best of' poll every year. 'Guarding Charon', among other books, has been nominated for Best Scifi/Fantasy novel! I REALLY want to win this! It's easy to help me out. You don't have to buy … Continue reading ‘Guarding Charon’ needs your help!
Morning, everyone! It was a busy week last week! Over 4,000 new words down on paper for 'Alaric's Bow', the follow up to 'Fin's Magic'! Most of that was yesterday. It felt really good to get back in the zone! 'Arine's Sanctuary' will release on Friday, July 24th! The ebook is available for pre-orders now, … Continue reading New release coming! And a giveaway!
Good morning, everyone! I've got a confession to make. I haven't written my 500 words for a good week. It's been too hot. Yes, I know it's a relative term. This area doesn't see the blistering temperatures other parts of the U.S. do, but we've been warm. And, when you rarely see temps in the … Continue reading When the heat is on
Morning. At least, I think it is. The sun is up. It's going to be warm for us (Don't laugh. Seattle-ites think anything over 80 is too warm, 85 and up is a heat wave and we hide in caves.), and there doesn't seem to be enough coffee in my bloodstream. And that's after two … Continue reading Giving credit where credit is due
First time authors have a hard time getting their first contract. Many of us have been there and it is discouraging to say the least. Solstice Publishing has published many first time authors and are actively seeking fresh new writers to add to our Solstice family. Many authors got their foot in the publishing door … Continue reading A short story contest to share!
Hey! It's Monday! Sun is shining. Kids are getting ready for school. And I have my coffee! So, last week I got invited to submit a short story to a contest. I'm proud to say that 'Ralph the Jinn' is doing well! It's currently sitting at #5, with voting open until May 5th. Yes...I need … Continue reading Sock Puppets, Contests, and You
Hey! The coolest thing happened earlier this week! I got invited on Twitter to enter a contest! First time that's happened, and I'm honored! Went through some short stories and found a favorite. Just uploaded it to the site today. If you have time, please give it your vote and share the link. http://www.inkitt.com/stories/12465 BB