The Winter Solstice… and 2021 Is Coming!

Oh, it’s been an “interesting” year, hasn’t it? If an author wrote this year’s events in a novel, she’d be universally panned for her lack of realism. Oh, c’mon, people would say, all that horrible stuff couldn’t happen in a decade, let along twelve months. Well, ha. Right?  I’ve been very fortunate in that I kept my job(s), … Read more

Writing in the Time of Covid-19

Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crack, a crack in everythingThat’s how the light gets in. “Anthem,” Leonard Cohen Last month I wrote about the challenges of running a writer’s group during a pandemic. This week I thought I’d tackle what it’s like to be a writer at this … Read more

Anyone Can Write a Book, Right?

We’ve all heard it time and time again. “I’m going to retire and write my book. I can do better than the writers out there,” our best non-writer friends say. Sometimes we argue. Mostly we stay still and grin to ourselves.  Being an author is one of those weird professions that simultaneously makes the writer … Read more

Planner, Pantser, or Planster – The Writing Process

When it comes to the writing process, there are several different ways authors can go about it.  However, most writers fall into three categories; planner, pantser or planster. If you don’t know what any of that means, let me explain. A Planner, is an author who plans out their entire story. They have an outline, character … Read more

Pride Month TBR Expansion – Juneteenth Book Fest

Happy Pride Month! We’re certainly celebrating Pride differently this year. It’s a great time to pick up a book and read about characters who aren’t living in a pandemic. Here are books from four authors that I’d highly recommend for your Pride reading list. All of these books are from authors of color as in … Read more