I'm psyched to report the first twenty pages of my mystery-in-progress FATAL IMAGE won third place in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2015 New England Readers Award for Unpublished Work. (more…)
Heat teamed with humidity is my Kryptonite. I hid under AC for years. Here's how I learned to enjoy/tolerate summer without living in a bubble. (more…)
Like Big Orange, I'm overwhelmed. I spent Saturday, May, 30, at the UPublishU conference associated with the 2015 Book Expo America in New York. One of the presentations included information about SEO, aka Search Engine Optimization. One of my many takeaways from the sessions is: Google penalizes websites with broken links. Great. Just great. (more…)
It's a noun, not a verb. A few years ago, a young marketing exec joined one of my local writers' groups. Jennifer Fusco was determined to write fiction for publication, so she joined Connecticut Romance Writers Association (CTRWA). A North Carolina native, she spoke in a southern accent like mine, so we hit it off. Jennifer soon became a member of the CTRWA board, then served a ...
Do-It-Yourself is great, until you get in over your head. (more…)
He doesn't mean reading his. Most of my writer pals step up to smile at the camera's unblinking eye. God bless 'em. I sure have a terrible time doing it. Maybe it's a holdover from my old job? (more…)
Book Expo America is a huge trade show with lots to see and do. Before you go, you need to make a plan and have a strategy. (more…)
How would you like to write your story here? Photo courtesy Mark Twain House and Museum Twain House tour guides tell us Sam Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark Twain, made up stories on the fly for his three daughters in the glow of his library's hearth. His young audience expected each story to feature items displayed on the mantel, starting with the picture ...
L to R: Sisters in Crime members Susannah Hardy, Kathryn Orzech, me and Levi E. Coe library director Loren Webber, Adult Services coordinator Susan Mizla and children's services librarian Vicki Berry A couple of writer pals and I felt like Oprah for a morning. We helped a local library celebrate winning a $1,000 grant from Sisters in Crime. (more…)
I love to watch "Face Off," the Syfy channel's reality show featuring make-up artists competing to take their careers to the next level. (more…)