Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Hey Everyone, I have news that I can finally share… I have an agent!!! After 8 years of writing, revising, querying, waiting, hoping, dreaming, and wishing to find the perfect Literary Agent to represent me and… Continue reading I Have an Agent Announcement!
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!
Hey Guys, So, over the summer I had the great fortune of celebrating my Aunt and Uncle’s 50th Wedding Anniversary aboard a yacht. Yes, a yacht. It was a dinner cruise in the Boston Harbor, not a week long jaunt in the Riviera, but hey, it was still a YACHT. And it was definitely as… Continue reading Characters Have Feelings Too
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?
Some people have rhythm. And some people don’t. And I’m sorry to say, I’m one of those people who don’t. I try to have rhythm. Really, I do. I hear a great song on the radio when I’m driving so I tap my hand on the steering wheel or bob my head back and forth.… Continue reading Do You Have Rhythm?
I bet you know the kind I mean. The kind that pops into your head when you’re eating dinner. Or when you’re sitting in Math. Or when you’re running drills at soccer practice. You see something unusual that makes you think, “Hmm, I could write a story about that!” That’s what happened to me this… Continue reading I Have a Great Story Idea…
A gorgeous office, a cute coffee shop, a fancy computer program, a literary agent… or permission from anyone. I wrote my first two unpublished books with a pencil on notebooks like these, and then retyped the chapters onto a Word doc on my ancient desktop computer. I wrote all three of my published (or soon-to-be… Continue reading Things You Do Not Need to Write a Book
Hey guys! I have a fabulous writer to introduce you to today in our Writers Around the World Q & A series. Meet Caitlin LaRue… Caitlin, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I’m having a blast in this series hearing from writers from all over, and hopefully our blog… Continue reading Meet Caitlin LaRue
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
Hi everybody, I have an unusual choice for my December Day 21 pick. It’s a book that hasn’t been released yet. But…it will be out in April, and you CAN pre-order it now at http://www.brooksbenjamin.com. I wanted to include it because its a middle grade by a debut author- and it looks fantastic! MY SEVENTH GRADE LIFE IN… Continue reading December Book Blast: Day 21