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The Lost Art of Manners

I grew up in the Midwest were people are generally pleasant and say please and thank you. I thought this was the way things were in the world. And then I moved to the South. If manners in the Midwest are a condiment, they're a heaping side dish in the South chock full of syrupy pleasantries. I loved it. I [...]

Interview by Regan Leigh

I forgot to post last week that I was interviewed by the awesome Regan Leigh as part of her Writer Love series.  You get to see a picture of my view from my office chair, the name I wish I had, and what costume I want to wear at Halloween.

Blog Party Winners!

Announcing the winners of the Blog Party giveaway! 1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins Winner:  Sara McClung 2) Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton Winner: Lexie@BookBug 3)Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins Winner:  Joy Congrats to the winners and once again, congrats to Carol!!!

Twitter Pitch Contest

Shelley Watters is sponsoring a Twitter pitch contest.  Particiapants are required to post a one sentence, 140 character or less pitch. Easy peasy, right? Yeah... okay... So why put myself through the agony? (Other than the fact it's really good to have a one sentence pitch?)  The winner gets a FULL REQUEST from Suzie Townsend of Fine Print Literary. Title: [...]

Beta Readers: Nakedness, Babysitters and Narcissism

I'm standing naked on a stage right now. I'll wait while you poke your eyes out with sharp sticks. Back? Oops, now you can't read 'cause you poked your eyes out. *note to self: don't recommend poking out eyes in future posts* At this point, you're saying to yourself-- What the heck is she talking about? Beta readers. Understand now? [...]

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