What I’ve Learned in Nine Years of #Blogging #WritingCommunity


Nine years of blogging! The best thing I’ve learned from blogging is the sense of community. Bloggers come from all over the world and from different walks of life and are from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. I think that’s what makes each post uniquely entertaining and beneficial from a learning standpoint-…

Preparing for a #NewRelease #Authortips


It’s a little less than a month, October 21st-eeek, before my new release hits the shelves and there’s so much to do! Here’s a short checklist of what I’ve done, and what is left. I hope it helps you with your book baby. 3. 1 month out, I booked a blog tour. Xpresso Tours provides…

Facing Life’s Challenges Head-On- #Inspirational #FamilyFirst


No one said it would be easy… Why is it some people seem to breeze through life as though they’re blessed by every good luck charm known to man? Gorgeous, popular, healthy, rich, if you want it, they’ve got it. Obviously, there’s more to these divine beings than what we lower humans see, but it’s…

Ways to Inspire Your Writing #WritingTips #WritingCommunity


Ways I’ve found to inspire my writing I often get asked where I go for inspiration. There are literally a million different storylines out there- you just have to be open to ideas. The other night, on America’s Got Talent there was a trapeze act where the woman flipped in mid-air over a fiery pit…

Series or Standalones- Does it Matter? #amwriting #Romance


Series or Standalones That was the question posed by a member of The Story Empire earlier last week. You can read his full thoughts here– well worth your time. I’ve read many great standalone books, (Cinderella anyone?) but have to admit I enjoy stories set in a series much more. There’s a deeper connection to a) the characters,…

Spinning Tires #WritersLife #amwriting


Spinning My Tires Lately it feels as though my writing has come to a standstill and I’m just spinning tires without going anywhere. We were talking about this at my local critique group meeting and I realized- thankfully- that at least I’m not alone with this dilemma. Some call it writer’s block or writer’s slump,…

Celebrating a #CoverReveal with a #Free day! #mgtab


One of the first things any potential buyer is drawn to, whether online, a library, or in a brick and mortar store is a standout cover. It is critically important that YOU, as a hard-working writer, DO NOT skip this important marketing step.

Finding Your Voice #Writertips #amwriting


Do you have a favorite author? One whose pages you could read without seeing the cover and you’d STILL be able to say without a doubt, yes, that is definitely their book?

I thought so 🙂

That’s voice!

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…