Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!


2017 was a year of big changes, from moving, divorce, settling in a new apartment and new town, plus writing and publishing two new books. The year started out stressful and heart-wrenching--a move across multiple counties 130 miles away, single-handedly unpacking a moving van (that took me two weeks to recover), not getting out of … Continue reading Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!

My Rules for Writing


My 3 #rulesforwriting: 1-write what you know 2-read so you know 3-make up what you know I've written 14 books and on number 15. I've written in many different genres-I don't stick to one all the time. Why? Because I can. How do I write in different genres? I just do. Yes, I'm sure that … Continue reading My Rules for Writing

Big News Coming


Update from my phone,  as you know,  I've been having trouble with computers lately.  Either they are too old or are eating my work,  so I had given up on writing anymore.  Nothing I tried worked to raise money to buy a new computer.  I begged people to buy my books so I could buy … Continue reading Big News Coming

On a Writing Kick


Since I've been on a writing kick this summer and into fall, having written Never Trust The Moon and Under The Woodlands, in addition to reformatting and publishing the Introduction to Simple Healthy Fresh with Bonus How to Cook Simple Healthy Fresh, I've been tackling the long awaited third novel in the Rose Petal Wine … Continue reading On a Writing Kick

MM Wolf Paranormal Rough Draft is Done!


  WOOT! The Male Male #Wolf #Paranormal book's 1st draft is done! 35K words, 125 pages written in under two weeks! #amwriting #writing This book has been such a surprise for me! I'd never been interested in writing paranormal stories before but I'd been binge reading wolf, vampire books and short stories for a few … Continue reading MM Wolf Paranormal Rough Draft is Done!

Writing Update


                                The words have been flowing! Stuck on Rose Petal Wine Murder Mystery book 3 for months now, so been writing on the children's book and the new Wolf Mate book. The children's book, I'd had in my mind for … Continue reading Writing Update

Cozy Is As Cozy Does


The past four to six months I've read quite a few Cozy Mysteries, around several hundred so far. I haven't reviewed them all because after a time they all read exactly the same, without much forethought. There is typically some protagonist-quirky grandmother, sexpot store owner, irascible grandfather, bookworm/nerdlette young woman and so forth. There's either … Continue reading Cozy Is As Cozy Does

Staying On Track When Writing


Currently I'm working on my third novel in my Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries but get stuck on plot points or a character's actions, whether to place a meeting in China or St. Louis. During those times, I step away from that book and work on something else for a while, which is why I … Continue reading Staying On Track When Writing

Tech Tuesday: Compatible Microsoft Word Program


Ok fellow Smashwords writers, what word-compatible program have you found that uploads successfully? My MS Word corrupted 3 yrs ago and would not reload on my pc; the MS word online does not save in the correct format and ofc 365 charges to be used. Need a free download, word-compatible program that saves in the … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Compatible Microsoft Word Program

Wertfrei Wednesday: A Definition


wertfrei:  without value judgement; neutral (http://phrontistery.info/w.html) Trying to come up with a unique format for Wednesday, I've tried 'happy humpday' posts in the past. Although they were ok, I felt they had no unifying theme and maybe a bit too mainstream. Happy Humpdays were dropped after less than a year of poor stats.  I dropped … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: A Definition