I feel like I’m about to be loaded into a cannon. Launch day (pun not intended, but completely embraced) is just 18 days away. My walls are covered with gigantic, easel paper sized post-it notes which, in turn, look like they’ve been shotgunned with traditionally-sized post-it notes. Each note has tasks to complete before either … Continue reading 18 Days to Launch
Y’all! One of you won my Preorder Giveaway for Her Dying Day! You wanna know who it is? First, please note that my children drew this name. On Mother’s Day. Unwillingly. “Hey, get in here!” “Why?” “I need you to draw a name?” “For what?” “Does it matter? It’s Mother’s Day and I’m asking you … Continue reading Winner, Winner! Chicken Dinner!
Everyone has a writer or an aspiring writer in their life. I was that person for my family for the last few years. Thoughtful writer gifts can help to lift the cloud of imposter syndrome that hangs over the heads of every writer who is struggling to get published. (For a little while anyway.) As … Continue reading Gifts for the Writers in Your Life
One year ago this week, I began writing Her Dying Day. I'd flown to Bangor, Maine to participate in a writer's retreat. I'd never done anything like that before. I was nervous. As a mystery writer and true crime aficionado, part of my brain was telling me that trekking out into the woods where I … Continue reading Copy Edit Season
I won't be able to talk much about my book situation right now. No matter where I actually am in the process of getting a deal, my book is still "Under Submission" to editors until a contract is signed and Publisher's Weekly has made the announcement of the deal. Submissions themselves can take anywhere from … Continue reading The First Rule of Book Submission is You Don’t Talk about Book Submission
I'm in the middle of drafting my second book. I've been working on it since June, when I finished the edits on my first book and started sending it to agents in the hopes that one of them would love it as much as I do and want to help me sell it for big … Continue reading The Coffee Shop I Used to Know