I write mysteries and romances. And as a pantser, I don’t plan my books. I just sit down with an[…]Read more
Just finished reading Don Winslow’s new crime thriller, City on Fire, which I loved. Five stars. But as I wrote[…]Read more
Why do readers fall in love with flawed characters? Is there something about the ones readers love that is a common denominator?Read more
“Everybody in St. Mary Mead knew Miss Marple; fluffy and dithery in appearance, but inwardly as sharp and as shrewd[…]Read more
C. Michele Dorsey loves her new gig as Writer in Residence at Jules beach Stationers in TruroRead more
Always Mary Oliver. Usually Anne Lamott and William Kent Kruger. Lou Berney. These are the writers I turn to when[…]Read more
Creating living, breathing characters that readers can love or hate and identify with is a huge part of every author’s[…]Read more
One of the first things impressed upon new authors is the importance of connecting with readers. Traditionally, we do that by establishing a social media presence, participating in conferences, appearing at book club events, holding book signings, starting a blog, and most importantly, compiling a list of emails for a newsletter. This all takes time, of course, and it isn’t easy or automatic. If no one knows your book exists, they won’t read it. If they don’t read it, they can’t love it and recommend it to others.
Fortunately, there are new ways of getting your book and your name out there. A new website called Shepherd.com exists to do just that.
Last week at the Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference my book, The Disappearance of Lindy James, won a Goldie for the[…]Read more
I spent last weekend as a workshop leader at the NY Pitch conference, listening to various editors and agents talk[…]Read more