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 …

Why Do I Do it?

Here we are: the final post of 2019! I’m not going to lie. 2019 has felt like a set-back year. In January, I had a novel that was out on submission. I had an agent, and I was hard at work on another book. I was “On my Way.” Of all of the things that …

Spooky & Speculative October

Otherwise known as Janet’s top reading picks for Fall. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse The Princess Bride meets Princess Leia in this space opera x fairy tale mashup? Yes, please. Labyrinth Academy: Trials If you’re a fan of Jennifer Estep’s Mythos Academy series, Darynda Jones’ Darklight, or Chloe Neil’s Devil’s Isle trilogy, this is …