Sticks, Frogs, and Drawing Boards

A broken yarn bowl – sad potter is sad   If you follow me on G+, you’ll know that in addition to my work as a writer, I am also a potter; as in I work with clay, both throwing on the wheel and hand building. I have recently rediscovered an old hobby...

Contemplating Snowflakes

If I had a novel written for every time I’ve read the words “You are not a special snowflake” I’d have a catalog to rival Barbara Cartland’s. They’re used by agents, critics, and even my fellow authors. And every time I see these...

Optimism Against the Odds

The way I ended up signing a contract with a major publisher is not the usual path most authors take. I didn’t have to deal with all the foofaraw of perfecting pitches, querying agents and collecting rejections, hoping to sign with an agency and finally submitting to...

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