Three Contests, Three Finals: Such Fun!

This one showed up yesterday, the third contest I entered, the third contest in which one of my books finaled. Thank you to all the judges from Denver!

The Certificate Arrived: Thank You, Georgia RWA!

So pretty!

Southern Writers Holiday Catalog

CLICK ON IMAGE TO TAKE YOU THERE!   They created a lovely ad for Sailing out of Darkness, which you can find on page 4. Isn’t it pretty? (I linked it to Amazon. You know, just because I could!)    

Patience and the Writing Life

Writers know all about waiting. ALL about it. We write a story and submit it. We accumulate rejections. Finally, our agent sells a story and then another. We wait through the edits and the design and the production. A year. We become marketers of that book (those books), but we’re Read more →

Woohoo! Sailing out of Darkness, a Finalist in The Maggie!

The Georgia Romance Writers are a talented group of women. I’m reading books from the other finalists in the Strong Romantic Elements category of the Maggie Award for Excellence, and I’m very impressed. This means that, win or lose, I feel hugely honored that they chose Sailing out of Darkness Read more →

HAVING FUN AGAIN–ASPEN GOLD FINALIST!

Y’all know how much fun contests are. Well, this has been a delightful week for my books. Today, I learned that Sailing out of Darkness is one of three finalists in the Single Title Category (for romantic as opposed to romance fiction) of the Aspen Gold Contest from the Heart Read more →

Book News: One Finalist and One on Sale!

First of all, the news about four days of 99 cents for Kindle. WhiteFire Publishing has finally put Sailing out of Darkness in the almost-free category, so if any of you dear folk have been waiting to save a couple of dollars to read (oh, and pretty please, to review?) Read more →

STORMS AND STORIES: Post-Hurricane, a Story from Mexico

One of my WIPs begins with a scene taken from my first storm on board Sea Venture. We’d moved the boat from the CA Delta to Marina Bay in Richmond, CA. The wind and waves had direct access through the Golden Gate to our slip. Michael was late returning from Read more →

Attention Readers: How to Help a Writer

Chuck Sambuchin of Writer’s Digest Books edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS and the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing. I hope you’ll take a moment to read what he has to say about How to Support Read more →

Trailer, Take 3

It was River’s turn this time (Silver Seas PR and my go-to guy for marketing). He still thinks the trailer is too long, but he claims Take 3 is better than Take 2, which was better than Take 1. It’s always a good idea to be on the upswing instead Read more →