Thank you all so much for those who attended my Facebook Birthday Party! There were so many giveaways and prizes, not just from me but also from other great authors who love a party! Special thanks to the participating authors, CA Szarek, JM Walker, Anne Conley, Marie Skye, Tanya Sands, Krystal Shannan, Marsha West, Jerrie … More Massive Birthday Thanks!
It’s finally here! It’s finally release day for my newest book baby, Prince of Solana! And with all of the ice and snow, it couldn’t be more perfectly timed! I could really use a tropical escape. There are so many people to thank for helping me get this book through to publication. The agonizing hours of … More Release Day for PRINCE OF SOLANA!
I received wonderful news from my publisher last week, announcing they are giving their authors more free e-copies of their novels to share with reviewers and bloggers! Guess what that means? OPEN CALL FOR REVIEWERS! I’m asking for anyone who is willing to read AUDREY’S PROMISE, and write a review (at least 150 words) to … More Open Call for Reviewers- FREE E-Book!
I know a lot of avid readers out there (myself included) that would hurdle over a semi-truck for this chance to read a bunch of great books like this! North Texas RWA is holding a new contest for published books, called the Carolyn Reader’s Choice Awards. Judges will read various Advanced Reader Copies of novels … More Great Opportunity to Read Free Books!
Time for another happy dance, folks… I need to celebrate the little milestones, although this one isn’t so little. I received a FULL manuscript request from an editor. And of course, the minute I saw it, I started my own little happy dance around my kitchen island. Then called my hubby, parents, posted on … More Cautiously Optimistic Happy Dance
Some of my favorite little novellas and short stories have been rejected by the mass market of readers. It’s a shame they haven’t hit the New York Times or USA Today’s Bestseller’s List, or at the very least Oprah’s Book Club. Pride & Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen Edgar Allen Poe’s Torture … More My Favorite Stories
Bad editing of a promising book is like finding out your favorite food is made of dog crap. I’d expect a few mistakes on a debut author, particularly if it was self-published or an e-book. Sometimes the formatting on E-Books can be the Devil, no matter how many times you proofread it before you hit … More Protesting a Book, In My Own Subtle Way
Interesting topic came to mind during a recent chapter revision. It’s probably for the same reason you don’t see many male romance authors out there, simply because most men have no clue how to write a woman character and make it believable. Every little detail: gestures, word choice, slang, as well as what a woman … More How Do Women Write Men?