More info coming soon, but I wanted to get the word out there that I’m donating 50% of my Nook & Kindle proceeds for the sale of THE CAT’S FANCY during the month of June and July to Austin Pets Alive! a fabulous organization that is working hard to make Austin a no-kill city. More […]
This post continues where Monday’s post (From Supreme Ruler of the Universe to Girl Next Door: How to Write Believable Characters) left off. You, as the supreme ruler of your story, have given your character a goal. Excellent. And your goal as a writer is to create a well-paced story that has compelling characters and […]
“I so did not see any of the twists in this one coming.” From Proud Book Nerd in the review for Love is Murder and my story, The Honeymoon. Cool!
Yesterday, I heard from my agent’s assistant that the Pub Payment for WHEN PASSION LIES (the portion of a book’s advance that comes when a book hits the shelves) had arrived at the agency. Let’s eavesdrop on the conversation that transpired in my family, shall we? [scrippet] INT. MINI-VAN – DAY JULIE (eyes on road) […]
First things first: There is no right or wrong way to create a character. Where your book is concerned, you’re God. So that’s my caveat. If you like what I have to say, great. Use it. If not, then just toss it. You’re the boss here. You’re in charge. (Feels nice, doesn’t it?) All characters […]
As I mentioned on Friday, my little one just had surgery. Perhaps it was the codeine. Perhaps it was the kid. Frankly, I’m thinking the kid. Another episode of Heard at Our House: [scrippet] INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT The television is tuned to Real Housewives of Orange County. The PARENTS sit on the couch, […]
I’m so excited, because today is Release Day for When Passion Lies! You can snag your very own copy here or at your favorite bookseller: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Random House Lots and lots of stuff going on today. As always, you can find me on the web by checking the calendar on the Where’s […]