Trigger Warnings

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…

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A Short History of Lady Catherine Says

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…

Cats and Editing Don’t Mix

Did I mention I have a kitten? Internet, meet Bowie! ('Scuse the mess.) I finished my content edits for Circus in a Shot Glass (coming out from Clean Reads later this year) before Bowie arrived. Line edits (fixing punctuation, grammar, spelling, etc.) came after Bowie arrived and, well...things were interesting, to say the least. Trying…

What Are You Wearing?

In my novel Circus in a Shot Glass (to be released later this year from Clean Reads), the protagonist (Scotch) loves '50s style clothing. The dress on the left (yes, I realize the proportions are totally off) is based on one of Rosemary Clooney's dresses in the film White Christmas. It's black, has a sweetheart…

2018

Happy New Year! Here are my goals for 2018: Survive edits of Circus in a Shot Glass Finish revisions of "the goblets novel" Finish draft one of Death’s Keyhole (working title) Survive book signing at library Sell books at local craft store Here's wishing you all a wonderful 2018, full of hope and joy and (hopefully) writing! Keep your…

I Finished Draft One!

I have NEWS! I've finished draft one of my fantasy novel, TBA. This novel, when/if published a ways down the road, will be released under my pen name, S.M. Tinker. Yes, the initials stand for something. No, I'm not telling you. A little about the project: It's set in a quasi-Georgian England-esque land. Thought that…

IF = A Four-Letter Word

So, this blog post has almost zero to do with that ^ title. Haha. April fools! No, I'm going to show you what it would look like if I had a live Patreon page. Ready? My name is Beth, and today I was told I was brave for being a writer. The funny thing? I…