Blog in the Round — Passing the Torch

Author extraordinaire Trice Hickman invited me to participate in the Blog in the Round, as she was asked by Trisha R. Thomas. What’s it all about? Each author answers four questions about their writing process so you can get to know new authors and/or...

12 Honeymoons – Special Sneak Preview #2

My Grandma Pearl once told me there are two kinds of men: the ones who will make you count your blessings, and the ones who will make you want to start counting from zero to forget they ever existed. Mitch Wiggins fell in the latter category. He made me determined to...

12 Honeymoons– Special Sneak Preview

Hey there! It’s been a while since I’ve had a truly funny story to tell. But this one came to me this year in an epiphany about love. There’s no magic formula to finding love but there are a crap-load of self-help books out there to suggest there is....

Industry Epiphanies…and Advice for Aspiring Authors Seeking Book Deals

While people are all full of “keep it real” advice for those going into self-publishing, nobody really gives the “keep it real” advice to those still seeking book deals. Nobody gave me any advice and I admittedly didn’t know my ass from a hole in the ground. I’m not even sure I read past the advance amount and due dates. LOL Seriously. Certainly I didn’t understand how to put the small print into context of what I would do if my book experienced moderate, midlist success. I went in with BESTSELLER on my mind–which was just stupid. Hopeful, but stupid.

What’s the one piece of advice I would give to an author making a book deal today?

Don’t make a 1990’s deal in a 2014 marketplace.