This week I was a guest on Culture Dept., a podcast that, in their words, "features interviews with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs who share their insights on building a sustainable, contemporary creative life." Host Daedalus Howell and I discussed how to make creativity a huge part of one’s life, accomplishing creative goals even with a busy schedule … Continue reading Culture Dept. podcast: Reclaim Your Creative Soul
I remember when I first started publishing my books, my marketing focus was on the whole wide world. With the internet at my disposal, it made sense to me. I could reach anyone, anywhere, and sell to hundreds of thousands of people without ever having to leave the comfort of my own home. My first … Continue reading Getting personal with book selling
Hey everyone! I wanted to give you all a quick update on new places you can get my books. First and foremost, the publication date for Loving the Wind: The story of Tiger Lily & Peter Pan, has been updated to August! To be notified of its release, be sure to sign up for my … Continue reading Updates: Free book, release news and more
3 years ago this month (March 16, 2013, to be exact), I published my very first book. I didn't know what I was doing, and I had big visions of everything I would do with the millions I would be raking in. Obviously, I am still working on reaching millionaire status. I did, however, accomplish … Continue reading Just published ~ Reclaim Your Creative Soul
Happy December friends! I can't believe we’re in our final month of 2014. What a crazy year it’s been! Here are 10 things I’m thinking of today as the year comes to a close. 1. It’s hard not to feel down when there is so much horrible stuff going on around the world, both close … Continue reading 10 rainy day musings
On November 1, 2011, I embarked on a writing adventure called NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. The goal was to reach 50,000 words by November 30th, and I was bound and determined to meet that goal. During those thirty days, I poured my heart out in a reckless rough draft that mingled … Continue reading Thank you.
When I wrote A Symphony of Cicadas, it wasn't too hard to tell the story from Rachel's point of view. She was a mid-30s single mother of a 13-year-old boy, preparing for her wedding. I am a mid-30s mom of a 13-year-old boy, and was preparing for my own wedding as I wrote the story … Continue reading Writing like an awkward 13-year-old
Over the last several weeks, I've been working closely with my friend, Liz Carrasco, to create a cover that would perfectly embody what Forever Thirteen is all about. She read the story, and I gave her a vision of what I hoped the cover would look like. Well, she took that vision, and she created … Continue reading Forever Thirteen cover reveal!
Every second Sunday of the month is the Redwood Writers meeting, our region's group for writers of all types. I look forward to them every single month, and always come away completely inspired - from rubbing elbows with a bunch of wonderful writers and authors, to hearing the wisdom and advice from our monthly speaker. … Continue reading What’s my frequency, Kenneth? (Musings on genre)
A year ago, I was gearing up for the release of "A Symphony of Cicadas." And the anticipation to actually publish the book was killing me. In fact, my patience was so thin, I published it a week before the date I announced it would be released. Here was my official announcement. Isn't that newbie … Continue reading How to launch a book