When the author copies of Rewrite the Stars arrived, I was excited. But somehow, this whole journey to book publication hasn’t quite sunk in. My book will be out there! For people to purchase and read! How nerve wracking is that? Very. Let me tell you. Anyway, I’d love for you to join me as…

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Twitter’s not my favorite form of social media, but it introduced me to fellow Michigander Rick Bailey, so I guess I should be happy with it. Rick is the author of three collections of essays, all published by University of Nebraska Press. His latest, Get Thee to a Bakery, is out today, and I encourage…

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Sherri Leimkuhler calls herself “a multitasker extraordinaire,” which means if we met in person, we’d have a lot to chat about. Maybe we’d even exchange tips on how to juggle as much as we do! Sherri comes to novel writing organically, as she’s written professionally for over twenty years, but What’s Left Untold is her…

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Meg Weber is another author on my radar thanks to the 2021 Debuts group. We read and reviewed each other’s work, and now, I’d actually love to meet her in person sometime. While her life, as evidenced by her sexy debut memoir, A Year of Mr. Lucky, may be different from my own, her outlook…

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If I don’t promote myself, who will? That’s the lesson I’m learning. Hence, my decision to post this little plug for the Five Minute Reads event that will be broadcast next week on Facebook live. Date and time for the event? February 27, 8 p.m. EST. Come join me and three other authors as we…

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Jacob Paul Patchen falls into the category (like many other authors) of people I’ve “met” on social media but have never seen in person. But it’s pretty safe to say that he and I would have a lot to chat about if our paths actually crossed. One case in point: he writes across multiple genres.…

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A few months ago, I posed a book trailer question in a Facebook group. Diane Windsor of Motina Books (and another Texan!) answered my question and then some, providing me with sample book trailers for comparison and mockups of my own book to use for marketing purposes. That support, freely given, is what sets Diane…

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One of my new favorite people in the world right now is debut author Christina Berry. Because she lives in Texas (see what I mean about knowing a ton of authors from Texas?), we haven’t met in-person (yet). But when she posted on social media about reading and reviewing her book, I responded with interest.…

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My youngest, who is twelve, has always clung to words. She likes how coffin and soft sound, and she repeats words like creamy often. Her new favorite word: rude. As in, “That’s rude,” in response to someone’s off-color behavior. But it’s not the word that stands out, it’s how she says it. A bit of…

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What is it about Texas? In the past three months or so, I’ve “met” several authors living in Texas, including Pamela Skjolsvik, whose “last name is pronounced like Dr. Scholls with a ‘vik’ on the end.” Like many authors, Pamela has been published in literary journals and online (including Writer’s Digest), and she’s also placed…

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