Writing

Is This The End? 3 Ways to End Your Novel With a Bang!

There comes a bittersweet moment for every author. They realize the end of writing the first draft of their book is near. Then they become filled with a happy panic. Happy because YES! The goddamn #shittyfirstdraft is finally done. Time to rewrite. Panic because OMG…time to rewrite. Rewriting (or, in some cases, dissecting plotlines and revising… Read More Is This The End? 3 Ways to End Your Novel With a Bang!

Writing

Introducing…The Filth Mob!

When I wrote The Cougarette in 2015, I only dreamed that one person would read my scribbles.  Now here I am, two years and eight books later, and fans of the series keep me encouraged to write! I always wished for a venue beyond Tweets, blogpost, and reviews to touch bases with my loyal (and… Read More Introducing…The Filth Mob!

NaNoWriMo, Writing

My Scary Weekend Before NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo begins in less than forty-eight hours.  So come 11:59pm on Halloween evening, I will be hunkered down over my laptop, locked and loaded to begin my November journey toward fifty thousand words. I should be an old pro at this.  I even self-published my 2014 and 2015 winners, garnering over a hundred reviews between the two novels.… Read More My Scary Weekend Before NaNoWriMo

Writing

Three Reasons Why #CWC16 Motivates My Writing

I was asked by the Chicago Writers Conference to submit a write up about my experience at the celebrated event.  I jumped at the chance to sing CWC’s praises.  I’ve written about my love for the conference in 2015 – my first time in attendance. This time, I talk about the three things about CWC… Read More Three Reasons Why #CWC16 Motivates My Writing

Writing

Make the Best of the Fest: Five Keys to Book Fair Success

The Iowa City Book Festival holds a special place in my literary heart.  The 2015 book fair was my first public event, my introduction to the Creative Corridor as an official indie author.  I was proud, nervous, and elated all at the same time.  I put a fair amount of prep into every detail: the… Read More Make the Best of the Fest: Five Keys to Book Fair Success