Hey all, I'm overwhelmed by the response to my last post, What Happens When You Lose Your Literary Agent. I haven’t gotten that many views on a post since I announced my first book deal! I guess it shows that losing an agent is a topic writers want to know more about. And by the… Continue reading I Have New Agent News!
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
Hey sweet friends, I can hardly believe it. Today marks one year since Spin the Golden Light Bulb was published, and the official end of my debut year. It’s a little bittersweet. My book baby has grown up right before my very eyes! One year ago, hardly anyone knew it even existed. Now many readers… Continue reading Spin the Golden Light Bulb turns 1!
Hey sweet friends, Happy New Year! I hope 2019 has gotten off to a good start for you. I absolutely love the first week in January. Maybe it’s the daydreamer and planner in me, but I always have such high hopes for the year and putting some of my plans into action is just plain… Continue reading Podcast Interview with My Messy Muse
Hey everyone, I hope you’re doing well! I thought I’d check in with you one more time before we officially say farewell to 2018. What a wild year it has been, don’t you think? I hope yours was mostly on the happy side. I say mostly because I think it’s unrealistic to think that a… Continue reading 2018: A Year of (Mostly!) Sparkles and Sunshine
Last week, I had the privilege of speaking at an elementary school in my city…my first unofficial author visit. And it was so much fun! I spoke with two fourth grade classes about books and writing and inventions. Amazing! But I wasn't sure it would be that way... The Rochester Children’s Book Festival is a… Continue reading The Author-Impostor Visit
Hey all! What’s new? Not much here…just sitting around on a cloudy summer day figuring out how to keep this website fresh… and I thought of something! Hence the name of this blog post. Back in the day (like three years ago), I religiously blogged once each week, without fail, on Wednesdays. But as time… Continue reading Swirl and Spark Weekly
Hey everybody! I hope this post will give you something to think about as you go about your week. Maybe it will strike a chord or help somehow, because I know this topic is something that all writers think about, even worry about—maybe actually stress about. I certainly do. We’ve been told by other writers, agents, and editors… Continue reading The Crazy Journey of the Author Platform
We all have questions and doubts when it comes to our writing life. Am I a good enough writer? Is my story any good at all? How do I know if I’m cut out to be a writer anyway? The list of doubts goes on. We all have moments of reflection too... moments when we… Continue reading 4 Signs You May Not Fit the Writer Stereotype
Hey Guys, How are you all? I hope if you were one of the many people hit with major snow this week, you’re now beginning to dig yourself out. Me? I'm so very happy to say that my little corner of Upstate, NY was not hit. Like at all. It’s so weird, because we always… Continue reading The Literary Agent Puzzle