It’s that all important first page. Where do you begin the story?
When coherent thought fails, use a list. 1. Meeting new people can be scary. 2. And really fun. 3. Baking is for the brave. 4. Eating said baking perhaps more so. 5. Being handed a copy of the book you have a story in feels really cool. 6. Knowing your spouse's story is in it… Continue reading Ordered thoughts, in brief
I've read that people don't want to constantly read about an author's book/writing stuff. They want to get to know the author on another level. I'm pretty sure I'm just a ground floor, studio apartment. There aren't a whole lot of levels to me. I don't have pets because we travel so much. I don't… Continue reading Happy New Year from a sloth-hermit
To me, the holidays are about stories. The stories we catch up on. The stories we tell our friends about our family, and the ones we tell our family about our friends. The stories of work, of love, of heartache, of loss and gain. The stories we tell ourselves. And the stories of the past...… Continue reading That one story
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ESCAPE TO PLEASURE: LESBIAN EROTIC TRAVELS Editor: Sandy Lowe and Victoria Villasenor Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Publication Date: Winter 2018 Theme: Short story lesbian travel erotica. When life becomes mundane, the best way to shake things up is by getting away from it all. On vacation, anything is possible and fantasies really… Continue reading Call for Submissions: Escape to Pleasure
I'm not a big review reader. I'm too thin skinned, you see. Much thinner, and you'd see my inner workings like a clock's. The last negative review I read kept me from writing for the next three months. I've found that some people can be very cruel, and some reviews give away the whole book,… Continue reading Wow
I'm heading into the resolution phase of the first draft of Chosen, out next year. It's a new genre for me, and it's pushing me hard. Today, Robyn gave me this lovely gift. It's glass, with the date I signed my contract. I love it. We do this for each other; little gifts that remind… Continue reading Gifts of the Bookish Kind