I had no idea there was such a thing as an Author’s Assistant until I ran across Kimberly Werntz. She[…]Read more
Month: February 2023
The Ins and Outs of Book Covers (and Hidden Depths Cover Reveal)
While the old adage says you can’t tell a book by its cover, the newest science for marketing books says[…]Read more
SHOULD WRITERS BE TRAVELERS OR VACATIONERS?
I’ve said on about a million panels that writers should curate their experiences, (aka refill their tanks, aka have something[…]Read more
Meet Lane Stone, Our Newest Miss Demeanor!
I met the ebullient and charming Lane Stone when we both joined an Art Crimes panel for Left Coast Crime 2022. We hit it off right away and discovered we have more in common than writing for the same publisher. Which is why I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce Lane as our newest Miss Demeanor. Cue the trumpets!Read more
What is a beta reader and do I need them?
Writers and readers hear terms bandied about and don’t often understand them. Beta readers was a new one to me[…]Read more
Welcome James Ziskin, Award-Winning Mystery Author
Jim recently published Bombay Monsoon, a book which enchanted me. He kindly agreed to the following interview where you’ll see[…]Read more
3 Tips on Writing What You Know (without confusing people)
Sometimes writing what you know too well can leave readers scratching their heads. How to strike a balance between too deep of a dive and a fascinating peek?Read more
Spinning and Tilting While Rewriting
Not spinning as in exercising on a bicycle or as in making yarn or as in weaving a tale. And[…]Read more
It’s the middle of the week, in the middle of the winter. So what better day for some inspiration? Thanks[…]Read more
When is your novel done?
When is my novel done? This may be the question I’m asked most frequently by my students. It’s a subject[…]Read more