Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 10/23/15

Library Haul & Reading List 10/23/15

This week’s list is all YA. There are a ton of good young adult books coming out this fall and they’re coming in faster than I can read them! I’m particularly interested in Vengeance Road as it’s a western, which is a rarity. In other news, the print version of Broken Fate is now available …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

So, You Want to Be a Writer


People often ask me, “How do I become a writer? What education do I need? How do I get experience?” My answer is always this: There are many paths to a writing career and no one way will work for everyone. My own path was circuitous, built around regular jobs, a gradual transition to freelance …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 10/16/15

This week’s list is populated by some old-favorite authors and some newcomers. I’ve got high hopes for these books and I hope I don’t end up disappointed. In other news, NaNoWriMo is coming and I’ve been trying to decide how best to use it this year. I really need to work on the sequels to …

Freelance Writing Advice

Unethical Writing Jobs


When you’re just starting out as a freelance writer, it’s tempting to take any job you can get your hands on, especially if it pays well. However, not every job is good for your career, or your soul. There are some jobs that are simply unethical. Even if you go into a job with the …

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics

Dealing With Negative Reviews


No matter how great your book is, sooner or later you’re going to get a bad review. Someone isn’t going to like something about your lovely book and is going to drop a one star review on Amazon or Goodreads. Or a trade reviewer like Publisher’s Weekly or Kirkus isn’t going to be wowed by …