Happy Thursday Bloglandia!! As a few of you know, I've been cobbling together a new humorous fantasy cozy mystery series that started out as a very serious stand alone historical novel without a lick of mystery. But more on that wacky journey some other time. The first book of the new series is thisclose to … Continue reading The Circus of Unusual Creatures Cringe-Worthy Cover Creation
Hello Bloglandia! Don't worry, despite the title, this post is not about dating advice. Instead, it's about Bookbub. Namely, how they're behaving in unexpected ways. A quick note before we begin: The memes in this post have nothing to do with the post's words...I just thought they were funny. For example... A Bit About the … Continue reading Someone’s Not Playing Hard to Get
Hello Bloglandia! Well, the season 'tis upon us. No, not the season of "Why the fork have Christmas things been in the stores for two months already?" And no, not the season where you're dreading the countdown of days until they start playing Christmas songs in the stores 24/7. It's the season of NaNoWriMo, or … Continue reading Yes or No, NaNoWriMo?
Note: If you popped over here from my newsletter and the "Shiny Things" link didn't work for you (oops), here's the correct link (I hope). Hello Bloglandia! I like big books and I cannot lie... Sorry, couldn't resist. Anyway, this post is all about LARGE (or are they just big-boned) books, including the biggest, the longest, … Continue reading My, What Big Books You Have…
Happy Hump Day Bloglandia! How did September treat you? I have to say I'm a little jealous of those of you in the Southern Hemisphere who have just jumped into spring because I absolutely detest autumn. Still, after the brutal heat waves and wildfires in the Pacific Northwest this summer, the mucky rain and cooler … Continue reading Feeling the Burn (Out) – September’s Writing Update
Happy Hump Day Bloglandia! Now, before you think this post is about cannabis legalization, it's not. Sorry to disappoint. However, books do take you to all kinds of worlds of the imagination, so in a way, they are mind-altering. And it turns out, over the next few months, books might be just as tough to … Continue reading Getting Stoned with Book Makers
Happy Wednesday Bloglandia! So back in the Long Long Ago Times (aka "pre-pandemic") I used to take these things called "vacations." You may have heard of them. To prepare for these vacations, I would go through several mad rituals such as planning outfits (only to wear the same two things the entire trip), organizing toiletries … Continue reading Going Medieval on Book Thieves
Hello Bloglandia! I almost didn't get around to doing a video update this month (hey, who just cheered?!). But in the nick of time, I threw myself in front of the camera phone and recorded a writing update. If you prefer a just-the-basics update, you'll find that below along with my sales stats from August. … Continue reading Getting Double Booked in August (Writing Round-Up)
Hello Bloglandia! If you happen to pay any attention to the news (depressing, I know) or to my Instagram account (which no one does), you'll know the Pacific Northwest has angered the sun gods this summer. Apparently we forgot to sacrifice a salmon or a microbrew or whatever it takes to appease King Sol. Temperatures … Continue reading If You Can’t Stand the Heat…Get Out the Humor?