A Writer’s Luck for 2015

For today's Lucky 13 blog, I dreamed up a top-ten list of the good luck we writers wish for in this beautiful new year. A Writer's Wishes for Good Luck in 2015 10. The "bestseller" list becomes the "best written" list. 9. Editors earn eligibility for the Pulitzer and/or Nobel Prize. 8. Taylor Swift, Beyonce, … Continue reading A Writer’s Luck for 2015

Lucky 13: The Power of Persistence with Audra Middleton

Today I welcome fellow author and Washingtonian Audra Middleton to join our series of stories about luck in writing and in life. Audra describes herself as "a somewhat neurotic and terminally sarcastic mother of three" from Ephrata, Washington. Audra's love of writing began in the third grade, when she was chosen to go to a young … Continue reading Lucky 13: The Power of Persistence with Audra Middleton

Cherish the Moment: July’s Lucky 13 Story

On the thirteenth of each month, I host a guest blogger (or write a piece myself) about the role luck plays in writing, and in life. This month's planned guest blogger needed to reschedule. She's dealing with a young son who has a serious illness. Two nights ago, I ran into a friend who had … Continue reading Cherish the Moment: July’s Lucky 13 Story

The Luck of the Irish: Celia Breslin in our Lucky 13 series

I'm thrilled to welcome Celia Breslin, author of urban-fantasy-romance Haven, to our lucky 13 series. Apropos to the month of March, when we celebrate all things Irish, Celia's contribution includes her Irish grandmother. Perhaps there is no greater luck in life than to have a wise grandmother to share tales and treats. Celia lives in California with … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish: Celia Breslin in our Lucky 13 series

Lucky 13 Stories: Julie Eberhart Painter

This month's story of luck and how it steers us (even when we try to ignore it) comes from the delightful, lovely, and talented author Julie Eberhart Painter. Julie is the Champagne Books author of Mortal Coil, Tangled Web, and the 2011 Book of the Year, Kill Fee. The sequel, Medium Rare, was released in 2012. Julie's Tahitian side … Continue reading Lucky 13 Stories: Julie Eberhart Painter

Lucky 13 Story: Welcome Jill Blair!

We've another lucky Friday the 13th this month, and I count myself very lucky to host a piece from romance writer Jill Blair. She tells the story of luck found in an old email - and don't we all save old email way too long, or so the efficiency experts tell us? Not Jill. She … Continue reading Lucky 13 Story: Welcome Jill Blair!

Lucky November 13: Guest Author Ceci Giltenan

Ceci Giltenan's novel, Highland Solution, came out this September. As if that isn't lucky enough for all of us, she contributed this delightful story of luck in her own life for my series of Lucky Thirteen stories. I think it's especially appropriate for the same month we here in the US celebrate Thanksgiving.  A Lucky … Continue reading Lucky November 13: Guest Author Ceci Giltenan

Lucky October 13: Guest Post from Jane Toombs

Jane Toombs is my first guest author for the monthly "Lucky 13" series, published on the 13th of each month. These are personal stories from authors and artists about the role luck's played in their work and their lives. I'm thrilled to host Jane today. She is the  author of around 100 books, counting both novels … Continue reading Lucky October 13: Guest Post from Jane Toombs