Why Are We Still Arguing About Publishing Paths?

It’s 2015 and yet it feels like we’ve stepped back a few years when it comes to authors insecurities. In 2005 when my first book was published, I remember the condescension from other authors when they realized my book was published by winning a contest...

Do We Still Need Pen Names?

Back in 2011 I blogged about What’s In A Pen Name and I find I’m still getting responses to it (some I don’t publish because, well…I don’t need arguments or derogatory comments to be listed here). At lot has changed since 2011 in the...

When Do Writers Need To Escape?

Every once in a while it’s important as a writer to run away. To escape. To go somewhere by themselves without any distractions. Why? To finish a novel that is due any day. I know of several author friends who have done this and I used to be envious. I used to...
Can Anyone Self Publish Successfully?

Can Anyone Self Publish Successfully?

I get so many emails from authors wanting to know if they can self publish and how. First off – YES – anyone can self publish. My eleven year old has and I know of a ninety-year old great grandmother who recently self published her own collection of quilt...

My advice to you…stay out of it!

This will be short and sweet. Published author or unpublished. Traditional or indie pubbed. Pubbed by Amazon or Hachette – or any other publisher… This message is for you. Stay out of it! What is happening between publishers is between them. Not you. Yes,...

Is the #Indie World Fracturing? Let’s Stop It.

One of the first things that drew me to the indie world was the community of like-minded authors who understood that being an indie (or self-published) author was … a rocky road. Do you remember those days? I first self-pubbed my first novella last 2010 and I...