Kicking off Nanowrimo

Kicking off Nanowrimo

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I have been doing Nanowrimo for a number of years (according to my account, this is my seventh year.)  ...
Happy Fifth Bookiversary!

Happy Fifth Bookiversary!

Five years ago, I published Looking Over Your Shoulder. Not the first book I had written by any means, but the first one I published. I've learned a lot about publishing since then, have learned more about the writing craft, as well as learning new tools and crafts such as Photoshop, book cover design, web design and coding, and marketing ...
Future books in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series

Future books in the Auntie Clem’s Bakery series

There are currently six books out in the Auntie Clem's Bakery series. Many of you have enjoyed the exploits of Erin and her friends and adversaries in Bald Eagle Falls. Book 7 has been drafted and the first draft of book 8 will be done in a few days. As I consider the next in the series, I'm wondering what my readers would like to see in the future ...
What's coming up

What’s coming up

It's been a while since I told you what was coming up. Since I told you about my Plans for 2018, I have released: ...
Writing for Camp Nanowrimo and Summer Reading

Writing for Camp Nanowrimo and Summer Reading

It's July, and that means the second installment of Camp Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I'm 16,000 words into the third book of a new cozy mystery series. The series is a spin-off from the Auntie Clem's Bakery series, and it's been a lot of fun, so you have something new to look forward to! ...
It's here! She Wore Mourning and other new releases

It’s here! She Wore Mourning and other new releases

Book 1 of the new Zachary Goldman Mysteries, She Wore Mourning, is out! (Be sure to scroll down for more new releases!)
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Cynthia Has a Secret available on audiobook

Cynthia Has a Secret available on audiobook

Cynthia Has a Secret is now available on audiobook!
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Goodreads Giveaway for Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

Goodreads Giveaway for Chloe, Between the Cracks #4

I am changing things up a little bit and running a Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of Chloe, Between the Cracks #4 before release rather than after. So here is your chance to be one of the first to read Chloe!
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Nanowrimo starts tomorrow!

Nanowrimo starts tomorrow!

If you've been following me for a while, you know that I participate in Nanowrimo each year. National Novel Writing Month begins tomorrow, and I am all set to go. Here's my project profile:
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Giving Thanks for Indie Authors!

Giving Thanks for Indie Authors!

This weekend is both Canadian Thanksgiving and Indie Author Day. Combining both celebrations, I am posting today about my gratitude for indie publishing and indie authors. And of course, even if you don't want to read the rest, you must scroll down for some great new reading material!
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Release the Dogs!

Release the Dogs!

I am happy today to be able to unleash Loose the Dogs. This is my nineteenth published book, the fifth adult (rather than YA) book. If you're looking for something a little scary to read tonight, why don't you pick it up? It is a fairly short read, but it might just keep you up a bit later than expected ...
One way to avoid burnout and improve your writing productivity

One way to avoid burnout and improve your writing productivity

My “When Do you Find Time to Write” article has been a very popular post among writers.
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First draft of Camp Nanowrimo project complete!

First draft of Camp Nanowrimo project complete!

Draft 1 COMPLETE! Goal was 100,000 words. Rang in at 100,913. Fifteen writing days, averaging 6,700 words per day ...
New release: In the Tick of Time

New release: In the Tick of Time

It's out! Find In the Tick of Time on Amazon in ebook or paperback format. Do things with lots of legs creep you out? This may not be the book for you ...
What do you do when you're not writing?

What do you do when you’re not writing?

If you've been following me for a while, you've probably noticed that I am not always working on the first draft of a new book. Generally, I spend a few weeks writing a new book and then take a few weeks off before writing the next one. What happens after the first draft? What am I doing in the intervening weeks when it looks like there is no activity?
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Camp Nano for the Win! Ringing in at 117,575 words

Camp Nano for the Win! Ringing in at 117,575 words

I have just completed the first draft of Making her Mark, my latest Camp Nanowrimo novel!
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Countdown to Camp Nanowrimo!

Countdown to Camp Nanowrimo!

Just five more hours until Camp Nanowrimo kicks off here! I have my outline, my beats, my character sketches, my working title and cover. I'm raring to go! ...
Review of Once Brothers, now on Goodreads Giveaway

Review of Once Brothers, now on Goodreads Giveaway

My lovely hubby has written another book review for me. This one for Once Brothers. Don't forget that I currently have a giveaway running for a signed copy of Once Brothers on Goodreads!
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Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

Tattooed Teardrops wins Top Fiction Book for Teens

A year ago, I was announcing to you that Ruby, Between the Cracks had won one of the 2015 Top Ten Best Books for Teens award put out by Library Services for Youth in Custody. Wow, how time flies! During the ensuing year, the committee requested copies of three of my books  for the 2016 award:
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Excerpt from Intersexion

Excerpt from Intersexion

First draft of Proxy is finished! Look for it to be published later this year. I'm currently planning for my next Camp Nanowrimo novel, to start April 1.
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