WIP-Writer in Pursuit…of a dream. AGENT SEARCH

WIP Writer in Pursuit—of a dream: THE AGENT Part of my pursuit involves finding the right agent. That is a journey all in itself. So why an agent now? My first two romance novels and my children’s books were published by “small publishing houses” without an agent. I had decided if I were to pursue… Read More »

The death of the bookstore is premature

“A room without a book is like a body without a soul.”  Cicero My children swear I can “sniff out a bookstore with a 50 mile radius.”  Perusing libraries,bookstores, or the bookshelves in another person’s home are favorite pastime. Our town is lucky enough to have it’s own book shop to look for a good… Read More »

Home–What image comes to mind?

My women’s fiction novel, Levels of Truth, begins with the simple word, “Home.” A very emotive word, which often generates images and memories. What picture first enters your mind? Although I have lived most of my adult life in New Jersey, “home” evokes the image of a white frame house in Brecksville, Ohio—my home from birth to… Read More »

Writer’s Vacation

Vacations are time to refresh, recharge and renew ideas especially if it includes getting away from regular schedule and familiar spot.  Open your creative vision to new experiences. Vacations are great for new perspectives and gathering plethora of material to be used in future (or maybe current) manuscripts.  Add to your repertoire of examples of… Read More »

Book Clubs for Writers

One of my speaking topics is “Book Clubs for Writers,” a topic that brings together two passions of novelists.  Stephen King proclaims, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: you must read a lot and write a lot.” Reading another’s works expands a writer’s knowledge, often inspires… Read More »