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
Here's an excerpt from my recent contribution to the Savvy Authors blog, a little bit of a thing about working with a small press. (Last week, when it came out, I was puppy-sitting a small dog. Small puppy, big distraction!) I remember the moment I opened the email that held within its deceptively simple pixellated … Continue reading Savvy Authors: Small Press, Big Rewards
A story starts with an idea. An idea that usually comes in the form of a question: “What if…?” What if misfits here on Earth turned out to be beings from other planets, all trying to figure out how to fit in? What if alien CEO’s were just as incompetent as many Earth bosses? What … Continue reading A good day starts with “what if…?”
Thanks to the lovely people who love books at Long and Short Reviews for featuring my guest blog this week! Here's a taste, and look for the giveaway at the end... Fiction: More Real Than Reality I woke up from a dream, a dream of two people conversing on a bridge. One said to the … Continue reading Guest Blog on Long & Short Reviews
First, the thank-yous. To J. Ellen Smith, owner and publisher of Champagne Book Group, and Judy Griffith Gill, for seeing the potential in this story and being willing to support it. To author liaison Kat Hall for all her answers. To editor Virg Nelson for adding encouraging notes where the story made her giggle, even … Continue reading An Alien’s Guide to World Domination: Launch Day!