I'll say a lot of things I might not mean before I've had my coffee. No, wait. Sorry. I might say a lot of mean things before I've had my coffee. Where's my damn coffee? -Aila Stephens When I said I had mapped out my blogging topics for the quarter, it was the absolute truth. … Continue reading Aila Factoids. Factoids about Aila.
Sex, Love, and Formalities : Launch Day
First things first, there is still time to enter the giveaway above. The lovely Vania Rheault is hosting this giveaway on her blog, and you can find my interview with her here, where you can find out how to enter the giveaway. (If I may say, one of the teas I selected for this giveaway … Continue reading Sex, Love, and Formalities : Launch Day
The Death of Literature?
“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.” -Walt Whitman Halloween looms. I love Halloween. I don't do anything, really. I'm not often accused of being a social butterfly. And we only get about four kids trick-or-treating. (It's a burden having a giant … Continue reading The Death of Literature?
I sometimes wonder if other authors grieve their characters once they've finished writing a book or series. I finished writing Sex, Love, and Formalities a few weeks ago, with minor tweaks here and there based off editor and/or beta feedback...but for all intents and purposes, the story of Briella Logan is finished. She's the first … Continue reading Author Confession
MAIL FUN w/ Minx Lit
“Strange as it may seem, I still hope for the best, even though the best, like an interesting piece of mail, so rarely arrives, and even when it does it can be lost so easily.” –Lemony Snicket So not long ago, I was watching a video by the insanely talented Kristen Martin. [Her Twitter] [Her … Continue reading MAIL FUN w/ Minx Lit
Jast Another Author Q&A!
You read that correctly! Tuesday was the launch of Thomas Jast's newest novel, Exit Strategies. Polish-born, Canadian-raised author, Thomas Jast never fails to take his readers on the journey of a lifetime. In great anticipation of this new novel, I asked my friend Thomas if I could interview him again, and he was kind enough … Continue reading Jast Another Author Q&A!
The Writer’s Evolution
The only kind of writing is rewriting. -Ernest Hemingway As you know, I have been a horrible writer lately. I've got a lot of really terrible excuses and absolutely no good reason. My amazing clicky-clacky keyboard has been silent and at best I've managed just to tinker around with a few ideas on my iPhone … Continue reading The Writer’s Evolution
“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing but nobody else does.” -Steuart Henderson Britt It warrants repeating. Marketing sucks. Especially if you don't do it. Now, as with all things in life, I try not to speak on a subject unless I'm … Continue reading Marketing Sucks…
Banish Bad Book Covers!
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -Edgar Degas I haven't written a blog post in five months. FIVE. MONTHS. Let me preface this by saying I am not claiming to be an expert in cover design. I am most definitely an advocate for people to purchase book covers from … Continue reading Banish Bad Book Covers!
Decluttering the Writer’s Mind
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.” -Steve Maraboli Hello, you. I have attempted to start a blog post for weeks now. I'd sit at my computer, dawdle and tinker with a few items perched happily—expectantly, even, on my desk. I'd catch my reflection in … Continue reading Decluttering the Writer’s Mind