This week on the Champagne Book Group blog, I share five (or six) items on my list of resolutions for the care and feeding of creativity in this (still) new year. Here's number 4: "Every day, recognize someone else’s efforts. Easy, because every day someone helps me in ways large or small. Thank the person … Continue reading The Care and Feeding of Creativity – on CBG Blog
Here it is... in one massive blog post, every bit of advice you'll ever want about writing. (Until you need your next dose, that is!) Twenty-five CBG authors contributed their suggestions, recommendations, warnings, advisories, cautions, and inspirations. Here's one of mine: Write what you know. This seems to be the most common advice given to … Continue reading Writing Tips from Champagne Book Group Authors
Last winter, a group of talented authors conspired to create an anthology of tales of romance, mystery, and adventure, and offered it to our readers directly. Now, Champagne Book Group is preparing to release Shared Whispers as one of their titles. On September 3, Shared Whispers will be available to readers everywhere from CBG, Amazon, … Continue reading Coming Soon – Shared Whispers from CBG
You read it here first, friends - You, Jane, the novel I began as my first NaNoWriMo experience back in 2010, just received a contract offer from Champagne Book Group. The planned release date is next April, 2014. You, Jane, is the tale of a woman whose ability to write stories that come true in … Continue reading Breaking news: “You, Jane” gets a contract!
Fellow author Rita Bay - Champagne Book Group's Author of the Year, mind you! - kindly let me visit her blog today to show off my "author's desk." Hint: It's not in my little apartment... An Author's Desk: Elizabeth Fountain - Rita Bay's Blog While you're there, check out her delightful books, including a preview … Continue reading My desk – on Rita Bay’s blog!
My first novel, "An Alien's Guide to World Domination," is scheduled for release in April. Here's the wonderfully zany dorky cute cover, from Petra K. of Champagne Books. If you think that alien is silly, just wait til you read the story - guaranteed to make you giggle, chortle, chuckle, or even guffaw!
I am happy to share this link to Champagne Book Group's blog, where the October Reader Celebration begins! CBG is an independent publisher headquartered in Calgary, Alberta; they are the lovely people who are bringing my first book into this world in the spring. I'll be participating in the fun, hosting a reader word search … Continue reading Champagne Books Reader Celebration
Has a book ever come into your life at just the right time? That was the topic of my post this month on The Writers Vineyard, the blog for Champagne Book Group authors. I'm conscripting it into double-duty as this week's Project Create. Here's the link and an excerpt: At the Right Time In last … Continue reading At the right time