Category Archives: Pocket Money

C is for

In my continuation of the Writer’s Alphabet, please allow me to introduce the letter C: And in case there’s any doubt: Come on, that’s cool. And reflective of the content. I made my own blood! See it in person at … Continue reading

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MY FIRST BOOK SIGNING!

I have my first official book signing for my novel, Pocket Money, on Sunday, October 9, at a wonderful Indie bookstore called Mystery to Me in Madison.  I’ll be sharing an author panel with Kristin Oakley, who was kind enough to initiate this … Continue reading

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Writers and Readers

I recently read a blog post weighing the pros and cons of hiring a publicist for your novel. In the article it said, “But in a sea of authors, how will potential readers know about your book?” This comment really struck … Continue reading

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I write, therefore I am

I received my first check from Amazon. It’s official, I’ve been paid therefore I am a professional. Whoo-hoo, I’m a novelist! No, really, that’s very cool. Of course I’m not in it for the money. Yet. But I have to say that … Continue reading

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Which comes first?

Everyone is familiar with the question, Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Alas, my pondering for this holiday is not so ponder-ous. Knowing my recent history (moving and publishing), I ask, which shall come first–book two or the … Continue reading

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On Tattoos and Publishing

I don’t have a tattoo. It’s not that I’m against them, it’s just that I’ve never found a design worth permanently attaching to my body. But a lot of people I know have tattoos. I’ve accompanied several to the tattoo … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Publishing is a lot like giving Birth

If you waited until you were ready, you’d never do it. It’s messy. No matter your expectations, at some point you have to realize it is it’s own entity. It takes a village. Regardless of how the little bugger is received, … Continue reading

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