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How I Got Published After I Self-Published

Published April 29th, 2016 by Admin

Guest blog at books a la mode. It can happen to you!

Writers Everywhere: Can't We All Just Get Along? #playnice

Published April 26th, 2016 by Admin

Whether you self-publish or take the traditional route, check out my guest post on playing nice in the sandbox. www.weheartwriting.com.

The Truth About Self-Publishing

Published April 20th, 2016 by Admin

Quora questions featured in Huff Post.

I Write What I Know

Published November 16th, 2012 by Admin

One of the questions I’m most often asked at a book signing is how much of What We Leave Behind is based on my real life experiences. The answer is this: I write what I know. Beginning with an idea, I embellish, tweak, and toss it around. There it simmers. The meat—memories and experiences—are the heart, and the fictional elements season and flavor.

Managing Life & Fiction

Published October 13th, 2012 by Admin

This was a tough week. My mother is very ill. She has pancreatic cancer (15 months in) and although statistically she is already a survivor, the grim reality is startling at times. When someone you love is sick, the balancing act is tested and whiplash sets in when you are forced to “live your life” because you don’t have the luxury of hiding under the covers when young children and responsibilities loom.

Thirty-Eight Years of Friendship

Published September 10th, 2012 by Admin

Last night I had the privilege of joining a local book club celebrating their 38th year together. These women had a complete list of books they had read over the course of marriage, birth, careers, divorce, illness, loss, grandchildren, celebration, hurt, happiness, and laughter. The books were challenging, literary works. I was humbled to be amongst an expansive list of such impressive authors. One of the ladies whispered to me, “It’s all about relationships, coming together and coming apart, being touched and feeling something. That’s the essence of living. That’s why we read.”