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3 Months to Pub Date!!


September 26 is exactly 3 months away. That’s the day for When It’s Over to make its debut on the world stage. After more than 12 years gestation and 3 title changes, the due date is in sight. I’ve been busy as a bee, reviewing typos discovered by my kind advance readers; consulting with my…

So…Many…Books…


I have just returned from New York City and my first ever Book Expo (BEA 2017). I attended with a group of She Writes Press authors—and I have to say that was the best part: getting to meet in person the awesome project managers and support staff from SWP and all my fellow authors. And…

GETTING SOCIAL


Less than 5 months to go until Publication Day! I’m done with the editing, the further editing, the cover design, the cover copy, and have even received my first blurbs, wonderful words of support from some generous writer colleagues. But still so much to do… Top of the list is bulking up my social media…

Editing, editing, editing…


I thought writing my novel was hard enough. It took me six years to complete the first draft, working mostly late in the evening when the rest of the household was in bed, or on weekends, or on camping trips or in airplanes, scribbling in notebooks or on small scraps of paper. In addition to…

Signing the Deal


When I met with Brooke Warner of She Writes Press (SWP) at the Mendocino Writers Conference last August, I thought this would be just a brain-storming kind of consult. I had been asked to submit a synopsis and the first chapter of my novel ahead of time, but I didn’t realize that when I walked…

The Path to Publishing


I spent years trying to get an agent to represent my novel. I did my research on which agents might be appropriate, who had represented authors I love, who was looking for new clients. I tried to pull any connections I could think of, and fine-tuned my query letter again and again. All in search…