Category Archives: Thoughts

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New York City: Babies, Boats, and Books

I know you’ll forgive me for the blog silence when I explain that I’ve been just a little busy. Some of you will have seen the Facebook pictures of my time in the city, but here are a few to remind me and you of the important things in life. Read more →

Fun Articles from the Trip

Two slightly different articles written by reporter Dara McBride about the Chesapeake City Boat Party/Book Signing showed up in the Cecil Whig and the Newark Post.                   And here is a picture one of our guests took of Dara McBride taking pictures Read more →

Next Stop Virtual Launch: Becalmed has a Facebook Party!

I’ve been busy. Which kept me from posting the last character post. But I can’t leave Jilly out of the list because she’s my favorite character and the star of the story. Becalmed Party Prelude 9: Meet Jilly Gillian Grace Merritt, seven (and almost-a-half) years old, red-haired, pig-tailed, sweet, and Read more →

Prelude to Virtual Launch 1

Prelude to VIRTUAL LAUNCH: Day 1 As a prelude for the Becalmed’s Facebook launch Party, I’m beginning a series of posts to introduce the cast. We’ll start with the minor ones and move to the main characters, though there’s really nothing minor about anyone in our life, is there? Each Read more →

Countdown to Boat/Book Signing Party July 3

Sea Venture will move to the Beaufort (NC) docks on July 3 for a Book Signing Party on board. We’ll have refreshments and fun from 2-5. Books will be available at the Rocking Chair Bookstore. Bring your book with you and come have fun! Hope to see you there (or Read more →

Social Media for Me (Oh, and for You, too!)

You’ve heard it, perhaps in the squeak of your own voice. The fear, the worry, the I-don’t-know-what-I’m-doing so why should I bother? Haven’t you wondered if anyone out there even cares? You have. So have I. It wasn’t all that long ago that I wrote a post where I questioned Read more →

It’s Almost May

April (and earlier) showers bring on the May flowers   In just the same way, I’m hoping that all that Fast and Furious action on my part (oh, yes, and on my editor’s and the designer’s) will bring about good and lovely things as Becalmed moves from proofing to print Read more →

Onward and Upward: New Roles and New Hats

I’ve had a lovely time as Executive Editor of Wayside Press, the general market imprint of Written World Communications, but it’s time to hang up that hat as I move forward into new roles. Two of my books release this summer, I’ve more on the hard drive in need to Read more →

A New Cover for Sailing out of Darkness! Releases August 15, 2013

I am so very excited to reveal the new cover from WhiteFire’s talented Roseanna White. She did a great preliminary one, but it just didn’t feel quite right. You know what I mean? So she looked for ideas. I looked for ideas. I thought I’d found one. She thought it Read more →