I've been doing a lot of reading and plan on doing a lot more. Books I'm reading (note that these are no recommendations. I'm not liking 100% of these): Life in a Medieval Village by Frances Giles Going Wide Unboxed by Patty Jansen Holly Lisle's Create a World Clinic by Holly Lisle Let's Get Digital… Continue reading Books I’m reading: May Edition
Me^ (Photo credit: R.A. Johnson) Don't let that relaxed, calm, and passive face fool you 😉 I was STRESSED about my book signing last Saturday. I showed up an hour early, with all my stuff and my friend and her son and my mom...because, let's face it: If you fail to plan, you plan to… Continue reading How I Survived My Second Book Signing
My sister got me a cute shot glass ^ in honor of CIRCUS IN A SHOT GLASS's upcoming release! But before I think about CIRCUS IN A SHOT GLASS, I have to finish getting through this week. If all went well (I'm writing this post on Sunday), I was on the radio yesterday and will… Continue reading Me Tackling Fear — On the Radio and in a Crowd
I'm not entirely sure that this is what I'm going with, but here's what I'm thinking for my cover. Any thoughts? Suggestions? Should I scrap it and buy some different art? Front and back, there it be^ (Sadly, I cannot do anything but color on the spine. I only have Paint to work with for… Continue reading Cover Reveal? (Things Heard in a Graveyard)
Later this year, after Clean Reads has released Circus in a Shot Glass, I'll be releasing a novelette (Things Heard in a Graveyard) under a pen name. My editor is all lined up, formatting is looking good. There's one big thing I'm missing: THE COVER! Please help me decide on a cover. I have three options… Continue reading Things Heard… Cover Help!
Some weird stuff comes out of my pen in the wee hours of the morning. This is actually normal.
I was writing poetry this (Thursday) evening, and really got myself in a funk. The topic of the poem was a personal look at how a loved one used to see me versus how they see me now. For better and for worse, I've changed over the years. I'm not a good poet, but here's… Continue reading I Used to be Her Jo
Greetings! It would seem that edits for Circus in a Shot Glass are done! ...knock on wood. I mean, I haven't heard anything, but I'm assuming that they are. But there was something I was wrestling with that I contacted Clean Reads about: Does my book need a trigger warning? First, let me explain what… Continue reading Trigger Warnings
"Breathing Lessons" by Beth Overmyer So, this past week was a bit of a struggle. I was sick, tired, and had many pages of galley left to proof. But I MADE IT! Galleys - CHECK Sickness - LICKED (mostly) Tiredness - Errrrr...two out of three? And I picked up the fantasy novel again, the… Continue reading Drawings and Writings
I didn't know about Jane Austen. I mean, wasn't she some long-dead author of some novel-book-thingies? Yeah, they sounded too girly. I was a tomboy. So I read lots of good books, mostly genre (which is great!) But until around 2005, I did not know what I was missing. My friends the Allen family introduced… Continue reading A Short History of Lady Catherine Says