Meet Debut Author Freya Faust: Queer Authors and A Place in Urban Fantasy

Y’all, I’m just going to say that I read this story last year, fell in love, and am now #TeamBurke for life. Janet “Hello, Zuko Here.” I’m Freya Faust, an emerging indie author who is guest-posting today because the amazing Janet Walden-West gave me the time and space to say hello and promote my debut …

Writing While the World Burns

“How do you write with everything going on?” If your social media feeds are anything like mine, you’re seeing this question, or something very similar to it at least once a week. On the surface, it seems like a simple question but it goes much deeper than that. It’s a cry for help. If you …

Why Not You?

No. It’s a powerful little word isn’t it? We hear it a lot in this business. And that’s a good thing, because you’ve got to get used to hearing it. No matter where you are on the great sliding scale of an author’s career, you never reach a point where you stop hearing “No.” And …

Author Credit

Happy Sunday Everyone! I hope you’re all safe and well during…well…*waves hand at everything* you know. This is going to be a short (and, I confess, later than I’d like) post today since I am caught up in all of the awesomeness that is Virtual Balticon. The con is free to attend, and it wraps …

Book Birthdays and Blatant Promo

Well, guys,I can say I’m a 2020 debut author. SALT+STILETTOS released April 21st, kicking off with a blog tour. I thought I was all prepared, thanks to an active and diverse 2020 debut group, watching friends release, and a network of supportive publishing peeps. Yeah, no. It’s been amazing and hectic and a learning curve …

Take Care of Yourself

We sure are hearing that a lot now-a-days and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. In fact, I think it would do the world-at-large a real favor if it remained a part of our everyday conversation. This comes in many forms – obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the physical: Washing …

Write What You Know

Write what you know. It might be that you’ve read that somewhere before. To my mind, that phrase is easily in the top five “Writing Rules” that get trotted out whenever someone (usually a newer writer) asks about how they can improve their writing. I confess that this is the rule that I am most …

What the Romance Writers of America Situation Tells Us About Publishing

If you are a writer and are at all tuned in to the industry–or have a smart phone with a news feed–you can’t have missed that Romance Writers of America (RWA) and it’s dirty laundry have exploded in a dramatic and very public fashion. In brief, the RWA board sanctioned a well known board member …