Help, my secondary character is taking over the book! #amwriting #Romance #mgtab


  Have you ever started to write a book and had a secondary character try to take over the story? It doesn't matter how hard you work at putting them on the sidelines, they keep popping up at the most inopportune times. I've found it's better to go with the flow and see where it takes…

To #Blog or Not to Blog, that is the Question #Writerslife #mgtab


To blog or not to blog; I hear this question often. There are many demands on a writer's time. Most of us have families, day jobs, pets, houses to clean, yards to maintain, the list goes on and on, so how are we supposed to keep up a regular blog as well? And why should…

The Snowball Effect #Writertips #HolidayRomance #mgtab @mimisgang1


The Benefits of a Writer's Group   A few months ago Mimi Barbour, creator of The Authors' Billboard, a group of over thirty bestselling romance writers, came up with the ingenious idea of setting up box sets varying in size from six to eight books and enrolling them into the Kindle Select program. The hope…

Hearing Your Hero For the First Time #AudioBook #mgtab @Audible_com


It's hard to express the feeling I had this week when Audible released Missing: The Lady Said No to audiobook. Hearing your hero speak for the very first time is indescribable. I've been waiting for ACX- (Audible Creation Exchange) the company that produces audiobooks for leading suppliers such as Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes to allow Canadians…

What I Learned From Lucifer #Writer #Suspense #mgtab


It's not what you're thinking. Okay, maybe it is. I've fallen in love. He's Handsome, smart, charming, and oh yeah, he's the devil. And I'm not alone. Thousands tune in every Monday night to watch what is quickly becoming a craze on Twitter and various other social media platforms. That's right, it's Lucifer. So what…

You Are My Sunshine #LazyDaysOfSummer #amwriting #mgtab


I don't know about you, but when the warm winds and indigo blue skies of summer appear on the horizon, the last thing I want to do is sit in a chair forcing myself to fight past the sticky middle of my current WIP (work-in-progress). It's literally like pulling teeth. I'd much sooner have my…

The Purr-fect #Collection of #CozyMysteries Happy Homicide 5 @Goddessfish


Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime by Joanna Campbell Slan, Linda Gordon Hengerer, LouLou Harrington, Neil Plakcy, Teresa Trent, Terry Ambrose, Amy Vansant, Randy Rawls, Christina Freeburn, Wendy Sand Eckel, and Karen Cantwell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Cozy Mystery anthology ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: The purr-fect way to meet your new favorite author! This collection of traditional mysteries will…

The Birth of a Hero #NewRelease #ChandlerCounty #amwriting


Readers often ask where do writers come up with ideas for their characters? In my case, the birth of a hero comes from a variety of sources. News reports, television programs, books I've read; all are great resources. But my favorite characters grow organically from stories I've already written. For my new release, Missing: The…

Celebrating my first featured @Bookbub #Sale #mgtab


For an indie author, the tough job of writing a book, editing, choosing covers (all of mine are done by the fabulous Kim Killion), learning how to format (if you're doing your own I highly recommend Vellum!) and uploading to your chosen vendors can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many informative blogs, such as Kristen…

Rookie Mistake by Alice Ward #SportRomance #Contemporary @AuthorAliceWard


Rookie Mistake Alice Ward (Beasts of Baseball, #1) Publication date: October 1st 2016 Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports I thought I’d achieved everything I ever wanted. Then I lost her… Standing on the pitcher’s mound for a professional baseball team has been my dream since I was a small boy. Now I’m here, pitching for the…