It’s true! I’m thrilled and humbled to announce that my middle grade manuscript, THE CRIMSON FIVE: Spin the Golden Light Bulb, has been acquired by Dayna Anderson at Amberjack Publishing and is set to be released in 2018! And even better, Amberjack has acquired the sequel also. I’m in a state of shock… A Two-Book… Continue reading I Have a Book Deal!
Have you ever thought about who you’ll dedicate your book to once it gets published? Or dreamed of writing the acknowledgments page? I bet you have. Writers imagine all sorts of things while writing their manuscripts and especially while out on submission. I most definitely did! Only, I never imagined the process of writing them… Continue reading Writing the Acknowledgments Page of Your 1st Published Book
Hey Lovelies, I can hardly believe we’re at the end of July already. But, I’m more than ready to move onto August. So many exciting things are happening that I can hardly contain myself! August 16th marks 5 years since this website went live and I published my first ever official blog post! That’s a… Continue reading Babies, Blogs, Books & Other Things with Wings
You may have noticed a slight change to the site. Or maybe you didn’t. Like I said it’s kind of small, just a change of phrase, a change to the tag line of the site. But though it may be small to everyone else in the universe, it’s a major huge big deal change to… Continue reading Small Change, Big Deal
Hey there! And now for my December Day 20 pick… AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko! From the publisher: Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she’s denied… Continue reading December Book Blast: Day 20
Hey all, Wow has this been a whirlwind week! I guess I’m still floating and spinning and grinning over finally signing with my agent. Click back to read last week’s post if you haven’t already! But seriously, my head is swirling. Like I have no clue what day it is. Or if I already made breakfast… Continue reading What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
Writers live the best life ever, and the worse life ever. Sometimes both in the same day. Read on for my take on what it’s really like to be a writer. A writer’s routine includes writing. Many don’t write daily, but they write consistently. If long periods of time go between their writing sessions, it takes them that… Continue reading Living a Writer’s Life
Dreaming is good. Doing is better. If you want to reach your dream of getting your book published, then it’s time to get back to work on your manuscript. Last week I talked about characters—making your reader care about them by making them relatable, and making their goals crystal clear with high stakes. But those… Continue reading Dialogue: Did the Right Person Say It?
Hey there! Sorry for the aggressive title today but I think many of you can use that reminder. I actually need it myself sometimes too! On the blog last week, I said that publishing is just crazy sometimes. It’s slow. It’s fickle. It’s unpredictable. But really, what business isn’t? And we all need to remember… Continue reading Get to Work! Make me Care about your MC
Hello there! I’ve missed you guys. I mean, I’ve really have! I hope this summer was all you hoped it would be—or at least some of what you hoped it would be. I hope you were able to read a little, write a little, or even travel a little. I hope you were able to… Continue reading Refocus Your Writing