The good, the bad, and the thoughtful.

With Bonded Beach out in the world, I'm starting to focus on the next book. The first draft is done, and I'm going to be feeling out for sensitivity readers for it soon - but first, the good and the bad.   Bad news first: Hanukkah Miracles will not be released until December. It's a holiday-themed […]

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The Print-Out

This week, I’m working on what is probably one of the more banal jobs in my editing process – the print-out. Everyone has their own way of editing, and I’ve tried more methods than I can actually remember. But one that has stuck with me since I started writing with a No. 2 pencil in my hand has […]

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Reviews and Coming Attractions!

I’ve been remiss in checking for reviews for The Omega Nanny, which is how I completely missed the lovely review posted at JoyfullyJay.com a few weeks ago. And I really have absolutely NO excuse, because the same day it posted, the person who runs the site sent me an email to ask for an ARC for The […]

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3 Things I Did Right When Self-Publishing – and What I Wish I’d Done Differently

After all, self-publishing is all about taking that first step up a very steep staircase…. I am way too new at the self-publishing game to really write a how-to for anyone looking to do it.  After all – I went into it knowing practically nothing about how it worked, except a few key basics.  (To wit: […]

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So this is publication? …Nice.

Has it really only been a week?  Seems like longer.  Or maybe that’s because I was obsessively checking Amazon and Goodreads for how The Country Omega was doing, and that does sort of make it seem like the book’s been out forever! Of course, it might also feel like longer because of all the snow days […]

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What One Does the Day of (and After) Publication…

Dishes, as it turns out. I had Publication Day planned so well.  My oldest would get on the bus for kindergarten, the baby would go down for his nap around 10:30, and I’d have at least two hours – if not three – to make sure everything with publication was moving along smoothly. Not quite how it […]

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