Writing Advice: The Good Stuff

Looking for writing advice? The internet has a ton waiting for you. You’ll find the good, the bad, and the downright odd a Google search away. My favorite odd advice? Edgar Alan Poe suggested that a writer better the story this way – “Include a beautiful woman with raven locks and porcelain skin, preferably quite young,…

A Pitch for Forgiveness

In the business world as well as the creative industries there’s something called the ‘elevator pitch’. It’s a way to summarize your project for a prospective customer/agent/publisher/producer. The idea is to make the pitch concise enough to fit the length of a ride in an elevator from one floor to the next. It’s something that writers have to develop…

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Hey folks! A little news. I have an author page up at Amazon! Right now it only has the short-story anthology I was published in, but coming soon will be The Broken Trail! You can follow me there to get a link to preorder the moment it’s ready! How cool is that? Oh, and sequel…

Fight Club

Like Fight Club, the first rule of dysfunctional families? There is no dysfunction. It’s all fine here. Nothing to see.  Move along. Ask any veteran of a family with issues and you’ll hear the familiar echo. Someone called DSS? Nothing to see here. A neighbor called the cops? We’re all fine here, officer. Again and…

A Little News

Actually, it’s big news.  The Broken Trail is going to be published! This November it’s hitting the shelves published by Mountain Brook Ink.   How’d this come about?  Research.  I was reading up on small presses and Christian publishers and came across Mountain Brook Ink.  I knew almost immediately that this was a publisher I…

Romance needs Ugly Heroines, Ugly Heroes

A few months ago our house was battling multiple head colds, strep throat, stomach viruses, basically we were The House of Sick. Being rather incapacitated we vegged out in front of the TV.  We cut the cord on broadcast a while back so it was binge-watching series on Netflix and Hulu. The kids stuck with Phineas &…

PitchWars Mentee Bio 2015

Howdy! Thanks for checking out my bio. If you’re a regular and are wondering what the heck this is, check out PitchWars, a writing contest started by the very talented Brenda Drake. If you’re a mentor stopping by, thank you!  I really appreciate that you’re taking the time to do this and that you’re considering working…