Oof, I don't think I've ever actually reviewed non-fiction, so this will be interesting. I heard about this book on my local NPR station and was transfixed with the premise: a prosperity-gospel believer who receives news of a cancer diagnosis, and how she balances her beliefs with her reality.Read More
I'm a white woman and walk through life having to check my privilege now and again. Yesterday, I was shopping at Kroger, and overheard a mother talking to her daughter who couldn't have been more than 4 or 5 years old. I'm casually perusing the grown-up Lunchables (you know what I'm talking about- they're freakin delicious and socially acceptable). And they happen to be walking by.Read More
SURPRISE!! I have one more author interview up my sleeve! And this one is extra special because Eden Newman (published as EC Newman) is my great friend and IRL critique partner. We're some of the founding members of the Warner Robins Writers Group, and love talking about movies, Sebastian Stan, and Teen Wolf characters almost as much as books.
EC Newman is represented by a UK Lit Agent, but has an interesting perspective on the publication process. Keep reading to see how she handles rejection, writing routines, and balancing life as a published author.Read More
I've had the privilege of interviewing several friends from the writing community as they trek down the writer-to-author path. It can be a difficult one, and sadly, many writers give up. To add another challenge, none of these writers (or myself) write full-time! But these past few weeks have been such a great reminder of what it takes, and how anyone who wishes to learn can be successful at this.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tauri Cox this week. We met through the vast universe that is Twitter, finding cozy pockets of writers who give great advice and support. Tauri actually published a review for my debut novel, False River, and it's always a joy getting to chat with her.Read More
Wahoo! It's time for our third installment of "A Day In The Life" featuring writers from all backgrounds across all genres. I'm so excited for today's interview because Taralynn Moore is filled with such amazing insight for new and seasoned writers alike. There's nothing more thrilling than getting to know fellow writers and learning from one another. You can tell she's been writing for a while, and I'm honored to pass along her wisdom to you all. So without further ado...Read More
Get ready for the second installment of our "Day In The Life" series! These writers have been so generous to share a bit about themselves and their writing process. And I've been blown away at how differently we all work. It makes the craft of writing that much more interesting.Read More
I'm so excited today because I have a major treat for you! As I was editing my latest WIP, I realized how hard it can be to just sit down and write sometimes. With all the roles I play on a daily basis (including holding down a day job), it's often a struggle to put my fingers to the keyboard and tap into that creative side.
Of course, the psychology nerd in me couldn't leave it there. I immediately started thinking of all the writers out there who are just like me, knee-deep in the query trenches while still being a full-time employee/parent/spouse/caregiver... and yet they still find it in them to write. I wanted to know more about those people, and by some happy miracle, they agreed to answer all my nosy questions! Without further ado, I give you "A Day In The Life."Read More
With the holidays comes traveling and time spent snuggling your sisters, kissing on your newborn niece, and not reading/writing/reviewing books. I did get back to my all-time favorite, Peter Pan. But like... why review something that's amazing and classic and perfect?
Let's talk about January. The pinnacle of everyone's crazy resolutions, motivational posters, and Facebook slaps about how I need to get off my butt and do something. So... I'm back to blogging. I guess if everyone else is losing 20lbs and becoming thriving entrepreneurs, the least I can do is finish Draft 3 of my novel and tell you about it!
These days, buying local, Small Business Saturday, and supporting mom and pop shops are honorable and desirable things! I get really sad when people don't understand that this is my local business. Why do we trust big companies who advertise to PURPOSEFULLY get us to buy things we don't need, yet when I approach someone about oils, I get told I'm immoral and "just selling something." Um, HELLO! Target is just selling something, but we laugh and tell our friends when we drop hundreds of dollars on things we didn't go in there for. I promise I will never hock things at you. That's gross, and frankly I don't have time to dupe you and take your money. What I DO have time for--what I DO get passionate about--is helping people and connecting them with a resource that can literally change their lives.Read More