Books, Reading, & Libraries

Keep Your Library Alive


Once again, noise is being made in my community about closing certain library branches. This happened a few years ago and at that time, it was my “home” branch that they wanted to close. This time it isn’t my branch, but others. Regardless of which branch it is, the closure (or potential closure) of a …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 02/12/16

Library Haul and Reading List 02/12/16

This week’s list is limited to one trilogy. It’s been recommended to me so many times and popped up on Instagram so often that I finally had to check it out to see what all the hoopla is about. I decided to just binge read it all in one week. Fortunately, the library had all …

Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Publication Changes Nothing


It’s funny how, once I got my book contract, all of my friends and fellow writers suddenly seemed to think that I had it made. I’d achieved the Holy Grail of writing and now everything in my life must be perfect. It was as if I’d been kissed by some god and was now in …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 02/05/16

Library Haul and Readling List 2/5/16

Let’s see. News for the week… This has been a mercifully quiet week after a week spent dealing with ice storm damage. If you haven’t had a chance yet to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Broken Fate, you can still do so until February 17th. Other than that, I’ve been putting as much …

Freelance Writing Advice, Writing Tips & Career Advice

When Writing Gets Uncomfortable


Many years ago, when I was just starting out as a freelancer, I was asked to write a piece about a subject that made me very uncomfortable. Furthermore, I didn’t agree with the angle of the piece and I felt like the client was intentionally trying to be inflammatory. I wanted to say no, that …