Getting “The ARC”

  It’s a fine day in any author’s life when she gets her hands on her first ARC (Advance Reader Copy).  It makes the experience–the book–seem real for the first time.  So here’s… Continue reading

The Rules of Working on Multiple Works in Progress (WIPs)

As a writer who always has more than one Work in Progress (WIP) going at a time, I was asked how I deal with two WIPs crying for attention at once. (Only two?…)… Continue reading

On Display at BEA (Book Expo America)

This just in…  Phenomenal romance author, Judi Fennell, who is attending Book Expo America today, spied this at our publisher’s booth at the expo.    Wait a minute.  Could that be?  Let’s take a closer… Continue reading

The Summer Concert Season

Well, it’s about time for the summer concert season to get into full swing.  And can I just say… FINALLY!  Living in the middle of the corn belt, the shows are few and far… Continue reading

Research in Vegas

Here’s a great reason to set parts of your novel in Las Vegas: research.  It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.  All the web research in the world can’t replace… Continue reading

Mega Makeover Spectacular

This winter has been rough for me.    I don’t tolerate cold well.  It’s been bitterly cold all winter.  No breaks from the cold.  Not even one day.    I despise snow.  Mostly because it’s… Continue reading

Fangirl Squee Moment

According to their website, Avenged Sevenfold is recording their latest album with Mike Portnoy.  As in, Dream Theater’s incredibly talented drummer.  Are you serious?!  This is going to be awesome!  I can’t wait… Continue reading

My First Book Cover!

Just wanted to show off my book cover for Backstage Pass.  It won’t be released until October 1, 2010, but seeing the cover almost makes it feel like a real book. I think the… Continue reading

Backstage Pass Available for Preorder!

I wondered when it would finally “sink in”.  The whole getting published thing. Getting the call was exciting and overwhelming, but it didn’t feel like all this exciting stuff was really happening to me. … Continue reading

Writing Novel Book Dedications

You know, I was really torn over who I should dedicate my novels to.  I could have gone with the standard: For Ambrosia. But I don’t know anyone named Ambrosia. I suppose I could have… Continue reading