Category Archives: Writing

AND WE ARE LIVE!

School Spirit, Book 3 of the Kimmie Jillison Mystery series, is published and ready for READER consumption! Click here to download a digital copy for $1.99.Click here to download for FREE if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.Click here … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This time

when I say, COMING SOON! I really mean it. It’s official, I have submitted the manuscript of School Spirit, Book 3 in the Kimmie Jillison Mystery series, for publication. And let me tell you, I am exhausted. Final draft editing … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Pen Critique

I am admittedly milking my review of the pair of books that were recommended to me. The more I think about them, the more I recognize the need to share. For the sake of a 3 Sentence Review, I kept … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Next Level Basic

I was cool with being basic. Now I’m cooler being Next Level Basic. Next Level Basic, #NLB, is a best seller by Stassi Schroeder, an author, reality TV star, and podcaster. Being Next Level Basic is about having fun and … Continue reading

Posted in It's all about me, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Forensics Camp

Some friends and I recently attended a four week Forensics Camp through the Rock Valley College Continuing Education program. They sucked me in by appealing to my authorial sense of wonder. As in, I wondered how I could work these … Continue reading

Posted in It's all about me, Writing | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Contemporary Relevance

Contemporary Relevance…the idea that a word, phrase, or cultural reference is no longer broadly understood. This subject has come up a lot lately. For instance, we were watching a show where they said, Kumbaya. With origins dating back to 1926, … Continue reading

Posted in It's all about me, It's all about You, Writing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Art and Exercise of Short Stories

Last October, I was supposed to speak at an Author Fair. My chosen topic was, The Art and Exercise of Short Stories. I was unable to attend (you can probably guess why). Recently reinvigorated by DAWG meetings, I’m inspired to … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

3 Sentence Review: The Line

I thought the themes of Southern magic, romance, and humor were entertainingly woven into an engaging story and I was happy to discover this is book one in a four book series. I ‘read’ it on audio and the narrator, … Continue reading

Posted in Let's talk about Books!, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Is it Chilly in here or is that just a Draft?

It’s a spectacular feeling to get through an entire story idea.Beginning, middle, and end, BOOM! written down.I have many partial first drafts.Many. It’s very drafty in here. Brrrr. (a little writer’s humor that might be funnier if I didn’t live … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Calories and Pages

I had a couple of readers ask me why I bothered to finish The Burnt House if I disliked it so much. Seems like a fair question. I have a multi-part response: First, I don’t read like I used to. … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, It's all about me, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment