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James Stewart’s column in the New York Times, “Long Odds for Authors Newly Published”  about J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith’s book, Cuckoo’s Calling  has left me pondering what writing is all about these days.  In the article, Stewart discusses how Cuckoo’s Calling under the Galbraith name had to be shopped around at publishers and then, depending on […]

I’m getting ready to attend the Northwest Pacific Writers Association Conference in Seattle this week. The first conference I attended was the Texas Writers’ League in Austin. While I can turn on the extrovert (I was a consultant for 20+ years, afterall) I have never enjoyed going to a big gathering of people to network. […]

You may have noticed a new logo on the home page under the countdown for the book tour.  A couple of weeks ago I participated in Coffee Time Romance and More’s day long blog event — Book Brew. As a participating writer I won a prize!  I am now listed on their site, monthly newseltter and […]

An open and shut case of vandalism leaves more questions than answers for PI Nick Sibelius, as he untangles a knot of egomania, desire and greed. When entrepreneur Dan Hoyt makes a deal with virtual gaming icon, Izzy Zydeco, to partner in a desalination project Hoyt begins to count his money.  Unknown to Hoyt, his […]

Jane Friedman, who writes a blog on the business of writing, has shared an infographic which offers one of the better descriptions of the evolving publishing world. Often conversations about the many paths writers might take include a level of angst (oh my God, we’re all going to die!), defensiveness (my way is better than […]

Seems like everyone puts out a book trailer for their novels these days, so I decided I’d add a trailer to my promotion plan.  First step — gather all of my Hollywood insiders to put together an incredible team of producers, directors, videographers, all the way to a caterer using only locally sourced, organically grown […]

Read a story today about the author of Ready Player One, Arthur Cline, is giving a prize away for any reader who can find a clue in his novel, then successfully navigate three challenges in an online video game at a specific web address. The contest sounds kind of cool. Much more skill based than […]