Category Archives: publishing

Cover Release for The Haunting of William Gray

I am so excited to be able to share the cover for my second novel with The Wild Rose Press—The Haunting of William Gray! Participating in the progress of publishing a novel can be daunting at times, but nothing is … Continue reading

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How was it?

It was the first public outing for Acquisition and me — a scheduled reading and book signing at Simply Serendipity on Tenth Street in North Wilkesboro, NC.  And it began with grey, overcast skies and snow! Thankfully, it didn’t stick.  … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Mark Wiederanders

Mark Wiederanders, a Sacramento-area author with a background as a research psychologist, is another author I had the privilege to meet and work with at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha’s Vineyard during our brief stay.  He is sharp, curious, witty, and has … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Lisa Rayns

One of the great benefits of writing for a publishing company is getting to know other authors underneath its canopy. And The Wild Rose Press has such a wonderfully diverse list of authors and novels, finding something of interest shouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Galley

The galley — or an advanced reader’s copy minus the cover — of my novel Acquisition is here. Yay!! This is an exciting time for any author, but especially for the debut novelist. We get to see how the pages … Continue reading

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT — One of my Novels is Getting Published!

Cue the fireworks and the marching band. Sing hallelujah and beat the drums! One of my novels has been contracted by The Wild Rose Press! Yes, my friends, one of my little children (as writers often think of their novels) … Continue reading

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Guest Posting by T. B. Markinson

T. B. Markinson is guest posting for me today. Most of you know her fabulous blog 50yearproject where she explores novels, movies, and interesting corners of the world. If that wasn’t a big enough challenge she has also published two … Continue reading

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Seven Things Authors Wish Agents Knew

Most authors have a box full of rejection slips from agents. It is easy to get them electronically too, with so much of the query process being handled online. So what is the secret to getting a good agent? If … Continue reading

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The Power of Focus

We all multi-task. Our society virtually demands it. We can’t even drive to a nearby location without having gadgets and smart phones in the car with us. And that comes at a price. We miss a lot. It’s so easy … Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Know About Engaging With an Editor

Linda Paul at Rangewriter is guest posting for me today. If you haven’t read her first piece about editors here you’ll want to after reading this insight. THARP ¬– My personal rules of engagement Renee asked me if there is … Continue reading

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