I made more mistakes than I can count on my way to becoming an award-winning author. Here I’m freely sharing what I’ve learned about writing, publishing and marketing books, and other interesting stuff that may end up in a novel someday.
Category Archives: Reading
“If you like the book, would you consider writing a review? That’s a standard question I ask when I do book signings. While most people are at least open to the idea, a surprising number make a face like I … Continue reading
Finding a new book to read is like going on a treasure hunt. I open the pages, hoping to immerse myself in a new world and get involved with characters I start to care about. Sometimes it works out that … Continue reading
Some of my friends set reading goals for the year, as in how many books they are going to read. One even is going for 100! I’m thinking a little more modestly, planning on a book a week, read just … Continue reading
Even before I knew what the word meant, I’ve loved the genre of historical novels. It all started with the works of Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In high school, I read Ivanhoe, A Tale of Two Cities, … Continue reading
After nearly two months, I’m making sense of my brother’s estate and getting out from under all the files. At last I have time to think about something more fun—like reading! Lately, however, I’ve been seeking out books I’ve read … Continue reading
What’s your favorite line from a book? No, I don’t mean a pick up line. What I have I mind are those lines that stick with you, the ones you remember years later, when you can barely remember reading the … Continue reading