Today I’ll ask you to go visit another blog, if you will. Mark McNease of lgbt senior did an in-depth interview. Here’s the link. Thank you for stopping by!
What’s not to love? You’re a reader, obvs. You’re here. And this time of year produces a ton of book giveaways. My books are being given away at Women and Words in their annual holiday hootenanny. They are giving away many books over many days. I mean a TON of books. All you have to […]
All writers must read. Author Brenda Ueland recommends four hours per day. Author Francine Prose recommends a specific list of more than one hundred authors. I read what I want to read, If I start something and it doesn’t grab me, I stop. That’s because I’m older now and time is shorter. When I was […]
My father taught me to read and write when I was four years old. He also taught me to tell time that same year. My dad and mom read every evening after supper, so I could hardly wait to join them. Dad also tucked me in every night and sang to me. On the days […]
All my books are now available everywhere books are sold (or can be ordered). Here’s a link to my amazon page so you can see the paperbacks, ebooks, and audiobook available, but remember, you can get them through your own bookstore if you prefer: http://amzn.to/1fx6ApV It’s been a learning experience and a true process starting […]
Special thanks to Cindy Carroll for causing the most views in a single day! And super duper appreciation to all of you who commented throughout the year. Michelle Shy, Andrea Carlisle, Cindy McGean, and Joan Allison you’re tops! I had a good writing year. I wrote three new plays, finished the second mystery novel in […]
Books make terrific holiday gifts, but finding perfect books for friends and family is always a challenge. If only we could flip through a few sample pages on our own schedules. If only if the bookstore could come to us. Well guess what readers, we’re doing just that! Twelve amazing authors have come together to […]
How do you decide what to call your book? In this day of Indie Publishing, many of us are doing just that: deciding on the book’s title ourselves. In the past few months two occasions have arisen where I have read books that I wouldn’t normally have picked up based on their titles. I read […]
Why does it take so long to get a book review? And why is it so difficult? Because readers are overwhelmed with the number of books being published right now, that’s why. I’m even paying for a Kirkus Review (guaranteed to be objective) and the wait for that is 10 weeks. We’re halfway there. I’m […]
Rule One. Share seven things about me.
1) I live and write in Portland, Oregon. The fact that I live here greatly influences my writing.
2) I love my family.
3) I support other artists’ work. Always have. I buy art, I buy books. I #AmazonLike work that comes up on Twitter, even if I haven’t read it, haven’t bought it. I write reviews for books that I read, if I like them. I contribute to crowdsourcing campaigns of my friends.
4) I belong to two playwrights groups that read and comment on members’ work.
5) I garden.
6) I’m currently writing another mystery in the Shirley Combs/Dr. Watson series, revising a play, and starting a new, much darker, mystery/suspense novel.
7) I identify as lesbian, and today I learned of another lesbian friend’s death. This makes me sad, she was a pillar of the lesbian feminist community.
The next rule is to pass the award to seven bloggers. The award is passed to:
http://andreacarlisle.com/2012/06/11/strange-aches/#more-5766 Andrea Carlisle, who writes the fabulous Go Ask Alice Blog
http://lookingthroughwater.wordpress.com/ Judy Allen, who is publishing her memoir, one chapter at a time, and whose wonderful book Looking Through Water is also available.
http://sapphirephelanspassioncorner.blogspot.com/ Sapphire Phelan author of erotic, sweet paranormal, fantasy, science fiction and romance.
http://lisamondello.blogspot.com/ Lisa Mondello, Author of Material Witness (and many other books, check it out)
http://chickswagger.com/ Misty Dietz, who writes the Chick Swagger Blog. Love it.
http://www.simplyali.com/ Simply Ali, reader extraordinaire!
http://savannahchase.com/ Savannah Chase, Best Selling Erotic Romance author
http://keirakohl.com/blog/ Keira Kohl another Beautiful Erotic Romance author
Thank you, Sabrina Garie http://sabrinagarie.com/ for choosing me for this award! I love reading other writers and readers blogs and choosing which ones to pass this award on to.