Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Never put all of your eggs into one basket. We’ve all heard this at least a million times, right? Diversify your interests. Always give yourself options. Variety is the spice of life. My issue? Too many freaking baskets. I always bite off more than I can chew – figuratively and literally, like the shrimp tacoContinue reading “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”

What Does Success Look Like???

Let’s face it – the unknown is daunting.  Even extensive planning can’t always prepare you for challenges you may face in your entrepreneurial endeavors – whether you’re a startup CEO, a handbag designer or an aspiring indie author. Sometimes you just need to trust in yourself and be confident in your abilities. Obstacles may seemContinue reading “What Does Success Look Like???”

Cover Reveal Giveaway! $50 Gift Card, Anyone???

Happy Cover Reveal Day…To ME!!! I’m sooo excited to reveal the cover for Venture Forward, Book Three of The Venture Series! And a HUGE thank you to Jase Dean, the face of my latest hero, Paul Emerson. Another thank you to Scott Hoover who shot this fabulous pic! Paul’s story is emotional, turbulent, and of course,Continue reading “Cover Reveal Giveaway! $50 Gift Card, Anyone???”

How Do You Know You’re Ready For Launch?

We all want a big-splash launch – no matter what the offering. Who wouldn’t want mountains of accolades and recognition for a job well done? In the period leading up to your big day, the best advice I can give consists of one very important word – plan. Planning is critical to a successful launch,Continue reading “How Do You Know You’re Ready For Launch?”

I’ll Be Wearing Valentino When I Collect My Oscar

Gillian Flynn is living my dream. Not only is she an A-list New York Times best-selling author, but she’s also headed for the Oscars with the film adaptation of “Gone Girl.”  Red carpet, designer gown, borrowed Harry Winston jewels…yes, she is a freaking rock star in my opinion. My books take me about three-four monthsContinue reading “I’ll Be Wearing Valentino When I Collect My Oscar”

I Left My Beloved Laptop In A Fitting Room Yesterday…Senility Is Setting In Sooner Than Anticipated

I would say that I get one solid hour of stress-free, uninterrupted writing time per week.  That doesn’t mean I only write during that one hour; it only means that I don’t have seven other things cooking simultaneously.  I can’t tell you how much I love this time.  My daughter throws back handsprings.  I type.Continue reading “I Left My Beloved Laptop In A Fitting Room Yesterday…Senility Is Setting In Sooner Than Anticipated”

Getting To Know My Next Hero…It’s All About The Character Sketch

When I decided to write Unlikely Venture, I just WROTE.  I made some notes here and there but for the most part, I found out what was going to happen as I typed.  I didn’t have the whole story mapped out, didn’t use an outline.  But that style kind of suits me.  I’m impulsive soContinue reading “Getting To Know My Next Hero…It’s All About The Character Sketch”

What’s In It For Me?

Let’s face it, contemporary romance novels are ubiquitous.  So how can you differentiate yours from the rest?  This is a big part of the value prop for an author but you don’t always get an opportunity to deliver a full Power Point presentation complete with charts and Smart Art explaining why your novel commands attention. Continue reading “What’s In It For Me?”

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