Monthly Archives: October 2015

Well, Bless Your Heart: Translation *at least your mama thinks your pretty*

I’M IN THE END RUN on revising my first mystery, SCOOP, and havin’ a devil of a time changing back all the changes my darlin’ Yankee editor made. I shouldn’t have to tell anybody that your daddy is your daddy ’til the day … Continue reading

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Your Official Permission Slip to Skip National Novel Writing Month this year…

I’VE GOT A dear writer buddy, a Darlin’ Girl-Sister Friend who is an all around awesome person. And her life has exploded–all over her. She’s got writing to do, and NaNoWriMo (a world-wide goal to get 50,000 words on page) … Continue reading

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Grab Your Novel By The Scruff: 13 Tips for a successful National Novel Writing Month

*YAY!* OR *ACK?* November, for writers and those folks who wanna write and haven’t gotten around to it, is National Novel Writing Month. Time to grab that novel in your head by the scruff and get it on the page. … Continue reading

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Are you the next Kindle Millionaire? *How to get your rights back and publish on Kindle

I KNOW THERE’S been a big hoo haw on Kindle’s new push to pay authors only as far as the reader (buyer) read. Yes, I have an issue with being *watched* on how far I read. But my answer to … Continue reading

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When bad covers happen to good books: How to create a winning cover

WE ALL JUDGE a book by its cover–there are legions of blogs dedicated to the pastime). Let’s face it–books with eye-catching art and interesting (*not* weird or funky) fonts  sell more copies than those without. In the interest of full disclosure, … Continue reading

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I Got My Rights Back? Revise, Re-title & Re-cover: What’s in a name?

BIG, BIG NEWS! I got my rights back! I’m currently re-writing, re-titling and re-doing covers for both SCOOP and DEAD COPY. I’m finished re-writing Book 1, and on to the cover. And the title. I was never really happy with … Continue reading

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Bastrop Co. Fires: Media missed some important stuff

SO, THIS MORNING, I’m working on book cover art, and this afternoon, I’m going to be working on the property of fire danger–this place is like a matchbook waiting for a flame. We’re all a little nervous in Central Texas, watching … Continue reading

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