For weeks, I’d been ill. The doctor I saw had a kind voice and warm hands. She told me I would most likely need surgery, and sooner rather than later. I stared at the tiles that ran the length of the examination room while she continued to speak. I was running numbers in my head,… Continue reading Purpose and Prowess
Happy Saturday! Today we are going to talk about the different types of events authors can host, and how to make the most of your opportunity. Choosing your event typeThe kind of event you host is dependent on the genre of your book and your target audience. Event types include: An author meet and greet… Continue reading Secrets, Tips, and Tricks for a Successful Book Event – Part Deux!
Happy almost-Friday, friends! We are so close. I've spent the past eight years of my career getting to work side by side with authors of every genre, bringing them into bookstores, schools, and hospitals to meet their fans and expand their readership. Over the years I've learned not only about what makes a book signing… Continue reading Secrets, Tips, and Tricks For a Successful Book Signing
Congratulations!You are now the proud owner of a finished MS, polished and refined to a sheeny gloss with help from your dear CP. At this point you are ready to share your work more widely to get a fresh perspective. Enter beta readers, the audience members at the first test screening of your MS. Ideally… Continue reading Get Writing: What is a Beta Reader?
Writing a book is an incredibly personal and vulnerable experience, and often times we hesitate to show others our work before we feel it’s truly “ready”. The role a CP/Alpha Reader can play in the creation of your MS is an invaluable one, and worth pushing through any fears. You’re a writer, and a damn… Continue reading Get Writing: What is an Alpha Reader/Critique Partner?
Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 1 tablespoons milk 2 eggs 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 cup flour, any variety 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch allspice 1 quart oil for frying Powdered sugar for dusting (optional) Directions: In a large bowl,… Continue reading Banana Fritters
There’s a shirt that hangs in the back of my closet, nestled among the rarely worn pieces: a winter coat, a two time champion Ugly Christmas sweater, a vaguely Handmaid’s Tale-like frock that one of my friends had the audacity to call a bridesmaids dress. This shirt is... well, it’s beautiful. The color is a… Continue reading My Personal Voldemort