I am pleased to announce the "A Circle of Souls" is being released this month. I was wondering if you would be interested in reading it and writing a review that I can link to my website. I would be happy to send you an ARC if so. Do let me know. Thanks in advance.
Thanks so much for your comment and I wish you much success with your writing! May God bless you and give unto you more than you ever thought possible.
Carolyn Hart, Joan Hess, Susan Wittig Albert...these are authors who write cozies. I think Nancy Drew would be considered a teen cozy [and I still love her, too - as well as many of my other child/teenage books]
This site has a better definition than I could give:
Congrats on publishing your book! I've been working on a biography of my favorite children's author - Elizabeth Enright - for a few years now. Maybe someday...
I'm going to check out your website now.
I've always wanted to visit Europe, but especially the UK. I studied political theory in college and I especially enjoyed the Scottish thinkers! Now, after approximately 14 years of working in the criminal justice system in L.A. I look forward to seeing some English justice!
Replying with great appologies. Apparently, some of my ning correspondence was being put in my trash bin without me seeing it.
I found that when I was part of the way through a project and a "great new idea" popped into my head, that I would go to it--much to my dismay. Changing horses in midstream is often a form of procrastination--but not always. It may mean that you have become bored with the inital project. I think I read a quote from Lawrence Block that inidcated that if he ever stopped a project, he found that he never went back to it. I probably have a couple of dozen projects like that. You go to something else and try as you will, you never get fully into it.
I lie about my age, but not about my books ... Most writers have to be my age to sell that many. I wrote several before I sold one. And have sold only about 1/2 of the number of books I have written. One of my favorite lines came tongue in cheek from one of my sons: "This is my dad, who's written more books than he's read." Lately, though, I read only about 10 to 20 times the number I write.
(I don't get that many chicks anyhow--not rich enough ... uh. not rich at all.
I lie about my age to get young chicks ... Advice? It's like how you get to Carnege Hall: practice, practive. Make sure you know format, make sure it looks like a book. Surprising how many new writers don't know the basics of showing dialogue, etc. And above all, perserverence.
It don't come easy. I wrote three books I think before I sold one, might even be more than that. I've written twice as many books as I've sold, and I've sold, actual count 44.
Now that's about all I can tell you. It's really that simple, summary: No format, practice, persevere. None of it comes easy--especially the perseverence.
Hi Jennie. Thanks for visiting the blog. I'm trying to be as realistic as possible, so I'm sorry if the photos are a little too gross for you. Think of it this way, I did all the dirty work for you guys!
Anyway, if you ever have any questions please feel free to ask. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My books aren't quite THAT scary. I do write psychological thrillers, though they're intended to show tha frailties of the human psyche rather than scare people. 'A Study in Red' just released in paperback, and 'Glastonbury' due out in a few weeks are my favourites so far of my own work. I'd love for you to read one just so you can let me know what you think. You won't find 'A Studyin Red' half as scary as you probably think it is. It's not so much about Jackt he Ripper, as about the effects that reading his journal has on the central character, Robert.