This afternoon my son and I went for a walk in the freezing cold spring sunshine. We looked at the amazing houses in our neighbourhood and discussed what our dream house would look like. He said his room would have a pool. I said cleaning his room would then also involve cleaning the pool. (This … Continue reading Learning to Be an Author Entrepreneur
Many years ago my mother bought a book in an airport. I can't remember exactly when it was, but I seem to recall it being one of those times when a flight was delayed for three hours. For years, she tried to get me interested in reading this book. It was called Cross Stitch by Diana … Continue reading When Outlander Was Cross Stitch
This afternoon, before the rain came back, I spent a couple of hours pulling up dead flowers. At least I think they were flowers. I remember doing the same thing last year, but I can't remember exactly what they looked like when they bloomed. Well, whatever they were, lots of bending down, pulling up and … Continue reading Writing Lessons I Learned From Gardening Part II
When I was a kid I hated gardening. Gardening = pulling weeds = chores = BOOOOOOORING! But now that I have a garden, I find I love spending time in it. Although not pulling weeds, that part still equals boring. Yesterday afternoon I was raking leaves, cutting the grass, getting everything ready for summer. I filled … Continue reading Writing Lessons I Learned From Gardening Part I
Finding an old YA manuscript reminds me how we change and grow as writers.
I know I’m not the only one who wants nothing more than to have people read their book. I’m going to sign up for this – hope lots of people join me!
Instead of doing the old run-of-the-mill interviews and guest posts in 2017 as I have over the past several years, I am introducing my innovative approach and calling it, Book Talk.
Book Talk is the way I’m going to promote authors from now on. If you have a recent release or a new/upcoming release Book Talk could be just what you need to boost your book’s exposure and gain some new readership… This really is a new approach.
Well don’t just take my word for it, check it out on my new page in the menu or right here:
It's a cliché to say that every author sits up later, knocking back strong coffee beneath a swirling ceiling of cigarette smoke. I quit smoking fourteen years ago and I'm more of a latte than an espresso person. Maybe someone else can knock back a latte, but I can't. My morning latte is quite a … Continue reading The Mystery of the Missing Milk Steamer
Today I did something I haven't done since I was 10 and dressed up as a witch practising the Danish equivalent of trick-of-treat (rasler for Fastelavn) : I went door-to-door asking people for money. This morning people all over Denmark got up, gathered together at various schools and kindergartens, picked up pamphlets and collection boxes, and … Continue reading 48 Flights of Stairs Later