I held a cover reveal for my first book last week. As is maybe the nature of most things in life, I didn’t know anything about book covers, much less cover reveals until I needed one. But I did need one, and here’s why. I’ve worked hard at learning the craft of novel writing, and… Continue reading Pimpin’ (a book) Ain’t Easy by Jen Crane.
After seeing several blog posts and other references to #PitMad and #PitchMadness and a #Plethora of other Twitter author pitch contests, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Now, this method is not for everyone and it will certainly never replace the querying process, but I decided to go for it. I… Continue reading All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests
Remember the movie Cocoon? How the old people swam in the pool with the cocoon and suddenly felt rejuvenated just from being near the thing? That’s how I feel today. I just got back from the DSRA Writers’ Retreat, and I’ve not stopped talking about it. I’m buzzed, refreshed, recharged, and positive. Spending time with… Continue reading A Writer’s Gathering with Sandra Jones
Why do you write? Are you “driven” to put those words in your head on paper? Are you just dying to see your name on the cover of a book? You just love getting those monthly royalty checks? All those are true, for sure. However, there is another totally selfish reason I enjoy writing…the writer… Continue reading Writer Perks