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…

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…

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!

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…

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…

How Writing Is Like Hair Color #amwriting #Writertips


  This might get a little longwinded so bear with me 🙂   How many of you remember arguing with your parents when you were a teen and desperately wanted to color your hair? My daughter used to drive me crazy with these requests. “Please, Mom, Stephanie’s mom let her do it.” Or my personal…