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How to for Sure Fail at Writing and Publishing

Books and tea are my comfort foods What follows is for comedic and informative purposes, so take all with a grain of salt and remember that no advice (or joke) is one-size-fits-all. Don’t read. Like, don’t read anything. Especially not the guidelines for submissions when you’re ready to hit submit to that snazzy-looking ‘zine or… Continue reading How to for Sure Fail at Writing and Publishing

writing

7 Ways Readers Can Help an Author Right Now

Read more Here’s a doable list of things you can do to help your favorite author (or any author, really) stay in the business of writing the books you consume. 1 - Request your local library buy a copy of the author’s book. While libraries make up around a little over 1.3% of book sales… Continue reading 7 Ways Readers Can Help an Author Right Now

Books, Fantasy, writing

I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

Don't panic! This is it. The moment I have been waiting for: I finally get to announce (on my blog, that is) that the first book in my duology has been accepted for publication by Flame Tree Press! The title of the book is Brittle and the duology--is not a duology any more. Oops. Instead… Continue reading I’m Ecstatic to Announce…the Birth of a Totally New Series!

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A Fun Peek at a Favorite 2021 Christmas Present

Picture of a Corona typewriter As you may have seen on Twitter, I got my grandpa's typewriter for Christmas. Grandpa Overmyer would write letters to friends and family on it every Sunday and Wednesday evening. And every Christmas, he made certain to write a letter to Grandma. ❤ The machine is manual, portable (? it… Continue reading A Fun Peek at a Favorite 2021 Christmas Present

Reading, Social media, writing

Goals for 2022

Well, the year is winding to close. 100 years ago, the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were flocking to Paris France and living it up. Seems like a golden age, doesn't it? I suggest you read When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe and watch Midnight in Paris. Both are great and will give… Continue reading Goals for 2022

Books, Reading, writing

Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

Have you read The Goblets Immortal and its follow-up Holes in the Veil? Waiting for Death's Key (book 3) to be released in 2023? There are a few things you can do for fun and to help me. Ready for the list? Drink lots of small beer.What is small beer? Here's a quick definition for… Continue reading Six Things to Do After Reading The Goblets Immortal

Books, Fantasy, Reading, Social media, writing

Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Hi! As you may have known, I did an interview back in June. It was about my books and my writing and, oh, everything writerly. If you missed out on the live Zoom session, it was recorded and has recently been uploaded to YouTube. Come watch me have a bit of fun! AUTHOR INTERVIEW There… Continue reading Author Interview With the Avon Lake Public Library

Book, Fantasy, Food, writing

Eating Cake to Celebrate a Book

As I mentioned last week, I finished writing the first draft of a fantasy novel on the first of this month. To celebrate, I had my good friend J. over to share cake with me (we're both vaccinated, for those wondering, and are very careful about who we're around.) This book in particular has been… Continue reading Eating Cake to Celebrate a Book

Uncategorized, writing

Plans for the Rest of 2020

Ahhhh! Can this year just be over with already? So many bad things have happened to folks in 2020...and it's just the beginning of June. I don't want to rehash it all here. Instead, I'm going to look forward to the second half and pray/hope/plan that it is/for it to be a better 1/2. I… Continue reading Plans for the Rest of 2020

Books, writing

New Year, Non-negotiable Goals

  We've said farewell to a decade, guys! It's the '20s again, and that is cause for celebration. I considered attending a Roaring '20s NYE party, but I'm not big on crowds. Or booze. Or being out late, for that matter. Did you y'all do anything fun to ring in the New Year? Kiss someone… Continue reading New Year, Non-negotiable Goals