Okay so I've spent the last couple of weeks like a chocolate bar on the dashboard. And remember it's still summerr. I'd been stressing over not making the finals of the first manuscript contest I'd ever entered. I didn't final in the Chick Lit Writer's Stiletto contest. And I hadn't gotten my results back, so I figured I was was world's worst fiction writer. Non-fiction was never this hard (how soon we forget).
But the results came via email, last night. Averaging the two scoresheets…Continue
Posted on September 10, 2007 at 9:24am
Okay, so the articles I wrote for business magazines involved getting your product out there. Of course they were written with artists (and I mean jewelry, ceramics, etc.) in mind. I wrote about public relations, getting exposure, and putting together a press kit.
If enough of you are interested, I can post about press kits, where to target them, and how to make yours stand out. Many of you have probably already done this, but for those who haven't, I'd be happy to add my two cents…Continue
Posted on August 25, 2007 at 9:50am — 3 Comments
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Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
I spent some time in Purto Vallarta some years ago. I loved the place!
Ever notice politicians always talk about small businesses, the family business. the family farm and have all these nods to working men and women who are out there in the trenches with their own small enterprises, and yet the policies -- and this runs from City Council to Congress -- they enact end up hurting these same small businesses while benefiting the mega conglomerates that pop up like malignant mushrooms to syphon off the good will and customers you've spent a generation building?
Gee, now look who's ranting!
Do you take suggestions on your next novel? If so, how about a restauranteur who solves crimes as she managers a stylish, popular and yet so friendly litte bistro. Possible titles: "Murder As A Side Dish"; "Homicide: Life on the Platter"; "Fatal Entree" and "Death Salad".
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