Quarterly Check-In

The first quarter of 2017 is just about over. The writing goals I set for the year are below. Accomplished goals are in green. Publish Brynnde Finish and submit Changers: The Great Divide Finish Hamlette Write another Sherlock Holmes story I published Brynnde on February 9, and it’s been doing pretty well. Big blog tour…

No Questions Asked

Here’s a question for you: Which authors’ books do you buy—preorder, even—without question? You’ll pick up their next book no matter what? I have three at the moment. 1. Tana French I love her Dublin Murder Squad series and click “preorder” without hesitation whenever a new one is announced. 2. Ben Aaronovitch Yeah, the last…

Brynnde is FREE!

Today through this weekend, you can pick up Brynnde on Amazon Kindle for FREE! Remember that you don’t need to own a Kindle to read Kindle books; there’s a free app that will allow you to read them on your tablet or phone. If you do read Brynnde, please consider leaving a review on Amazon…

WIP Wednesday

A little more from The Great Divide (Changers 2): “I have faith in the people I know,” Arlon said. “And distrust for the people you don’t,” Annice finished. “By that logic, I have no reason to trust you.” Arlon looked at her again, this time startled. “You know me.” “Not really,” said Annice. “I know…

#trypod

I resisted podcasts for a very long time. I don’t generally like talk radio, and I can’t do audiobooks* so I didn’t think I’d like podcasts either. Turns out, I was wrong. After getting kind of sick of the songs on my iPod, I decided to try “Serial.” Remember when that was a big deal?…

That’s my handsome 11-year-old son. I know I don’t write a ton about my family—I’m private that way—but I just love this picture too much not to share it. I think the 80s have come back into style. You’ll see my son’s hair is pretty long, and I’ve noticed a number of his [male] classmates…

Logo

I now have a lovely new logo! They always say authors these days need a brand. Because I write in a variety of genres, I couldn’t make mine genre specific. So I went with my favorite color + something that simply shows I’m a writer. The thought is, instead of having to make all-new marketing…

5 Years

Five years ago today, we flew from Boston to San Francisco to become Californians. I don’t regret a minute of it. California is better for my health—mental, physical, and emotional. While there are things about Boston that I miss, I struggled with seasonal depression and panic attacks during the snowy season. Due to a lung…

Print or E-book?

I saw a headline from the London Book Fair today touting that, in the UK at least, print books are on the upswing. For two years running sales of print titles have gone up. Now, the article doesn’t mention if some of that rise is due to adult coloring books (which is what accounted for…