Oh Boy. Hello? Hello, yes let’s start there. It’s been a wild month, and unfortunately not exactly in a good way… I really wish I could tell you I was keeping up with word count and had faithfully put in my 1,667 words everyday on The Neverland Wars III. I would love to just sort… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: When the World Comes Crashing Down
One of the librarians I worked with during my book tour recently got in touch and asked if I had any resources for young writers. She runs a Young Author club through King Country Library System up in Washington, and has many ambitious writers gearing up for NaNoWriMo this year. At first I panicked, because… Continue reading Wonky, Quirky, Writing Resources for NaNoWriMo
What a crazy end to summer! September was a wild month, especially after all the chaos and (wonderful) intensity of the 99 cent special we ran on the ebook when we announced The Piper’s Price. The book rocketed up into the top #200 of all the millions of Kindle Books on Amazon, and we got… Continue reading Islands, Murders, and More in September
Greetings one and all! I’ve been AWOL online lately, first due to the mad rush of finishing edits to The Piper’s Price (the book is now with the editor!) then the mad rush of getting my seventh annual murder mystery party invitations out, and finally with the sweet slowness of camping on Patos Island, relaxing… Continue reading So Far Along and Yet So Far off Track
I’ve never made an audiobook before! I’ve had a lot of readers ask me about an audiobook for The Neverland Wars, so I was getting ready to put together a presentation and do some market research to convince my publisher to invest in one, when out of the blue… My publisher asked if I wanted… Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now? The Neverland Wars Audiobook is Coming!
Hello, hello! I’m typing this with sticky BBQ sauced fingers which means only one thing… I’m back in Washington, at Third Place Commons, working on my writing, and eating Burney Brother’s pulled pork, as I have for some eight years now. I’m going to be in Washington for a while. Among other things, summer break… Continue reading A Case of the Sequel Blues
There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. If writing is opening a vein, editing is the part where you have to scrub your desk and carpet of all the blood. There’s nothing to writing, once you take the leap and decide to pour your heart… Continue reading Writing for Catharsis and Editing for Deadlines
I forget the actual name of this motel, but if you’re ever in Grants Pass and need to spend the night, drive down 6th Street until you see a bear playing a bright blue bass. This is the best motel ever (except, perhaps, the Fernwood motel in Big Sur, but that is in a class… Continue reading Greetings From The Jazz Bear Motel!
I am so thrilled about the release of The Neverland Wars, even if it is just the ebook and our beautiful print copies are still in-process. So far, the book has peaked today at #6 on the “runaways” category, and the sales rank is shooting up once again. It is a strange process, releasing the… Continue reading Release Day Descends
There is nothing like approaching a major life milestone (and being to busy to go have any fun) to make you realize what the little things in life are that make you happy. Like frothing up low fat milk in a mason jar and then adding it to a cup of well-steeped herbal chai tea… Continue reading The Writer Diet and Book Updates