Halloween Blog Treat (no Trick)

Halloween Blog Treat (no Trick)

A scene in my new novel Must Love Fashion takes place on Halloween. Here's a sneak peek: Skye was a genius. Anyone who planned a garage sale on Halloween really deserved some kind of Mensa prize. And Skye would impress Stephen Hawkins since many of her sale items were...

RIP Darling

RIP Darling

This post is directed to other writers out there. We’ve all heard the expression, “Kill your darlings.” Like many of you I was appalled to hear such a thing, only because I felt it wasn’t explained in the right context to me at first. I thought I was being told to...

Forty Times Platinum- Excerpt

Forty Times Platinum- Excerpt

For those of you not watching the world series, here is the first excerpt from Forty Times Platinum. I'd love to hear your comments! - From Chapter One- “Jennifer Montgomery! I know you hear me,” Michael Bradley yelled running toward her. “Do not even think about...

Selfies with Bears

Selfies with Bears

Recently I heard a report that one of the National Parks (not important which one) had to officially ban selfies with bears. When I was growing up the warning was don’t poke a sleeping bear. Well I did just that. Five months ago, I fed eleven bears my novel Forty...

God Bless Me?

God Bless Me?

Welcome Back! So I am going to deviate from the journey of Forty Times Platinum to talk about something personal. Another purpose of this blog is to make people interested in me (without a sex-tape). If someone is interested in me, then (in theory) they would want to...

Yes Virginia, there are stupid questions.

Yes Virginia, there are stupid questions.

Welcome Back! As I had posted to Facebook nearly two years ago, anything can be found on the internet. I needed to describe what the terrain was like as Jen and Michael drove from Malibu to Bakersfield. Someone had done the drive, recorded it from the windshield and...

It all boils down to one page

It all boils down to one page

Welcome Back! I had known enough about traditional publishing to know what a “Query” was. It is a one page letter that is supposed to do the following: Hook the reader in about your book in the first paragraph. Completely describe your book in 2 more paragraphs....

The Climb

Welcome back! In November of 2014, I received an email that sat in my inbox for several weeks. I get stuff all the time, videos, links to websites, pictures. I have to say there’s nothing I hate more when I ask for something in an email and I get a link for an answer....

The Five Pages That Changed My Life

Welcome back! So I’m a little drunk and my hands are trembling opening the word document that contained my manuscript critique. I had expected 1 to 2 pages, per the service' description. I peeked down at the lower tool bar and read “Page 1 of 5” “Oh my God, this is...