Writerly Musings & Novel

Writer thoughts, updates on the novel, general posts about being an author

Dec 302016
Hops the Atlantic: Jittterbug Dress Sequel Now on Sale

  Hops the Atlantic: Now on Sale! Time-out for Hackers I’d hoped to have the sequel to The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic in time for Christmas and let everyone know about it, but just as it was listed on Amazon, my website got hacked. I barely eked out the post for wonderful fellow […more…]

Summer Fun Give-Away & Book Signing

 Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:36 PM
Jul 012016
Summer Fun Give-Away & Book Signing

It’s a Book Signing Party and Summer Give-away for THE GIRL IN THE JITTERBUG DRESS I’m very excited to be invited to Wendy R’s Gifts in downtown Lockhart. The shop is one of the highlights of the historic downtown district. Whether you are looking for feminine or flirty, tasteful or trendy, elegant or eco-friendly, you’ll find THE […more…]

May 122016
The Highly Anticipated Girl in the Jitterbug Dress NOW Available!

IT’S ALIVE! The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress is finally ALIVE! Yes, I feel like Doctor Frankenstein, more so than with the release of Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright.  Doing a collection of short stories is tough enough, but the novel feels like an opus. And what was I thinking writing a parallel story […more…]

Know More: The Quirky Tam Francis Interview

 Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 at 6:13 AM
Apr 192016
Know More: The Quirky Tam Francis Interview

A fellow writer, Phil McBride, graciously conducted a Tam Francis interview on his blog to help promote my new book, The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress and encourage more folks to nominate it. (go HERE now to do so) This is a reblog with extended questions not used in the brevity of his blog format. Phil asked fun and […more…]

Mar 302016
5 Reasons You Should Vote for my Kindle Scout Book NOW!

What is Kindle Scout? What is Kindle Scout, why should you vote for my Kindle Scout book, and what does it have to do with The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress? No, it has nothing to do with the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. For many of you who’ve been following my blog, this book has […more…]

Halloween Hallow’s Read & Ghostoria

 Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:08 AM
Oct 292015
Halloween Hallow's Read & Ghostoria

Halloween Hallow’s Read & Ghostoria Book Trailer I just received an ad about Neil Gaiman starting a new tradition called All Hallow’s Read! The idea is to give a book as a Halloween gift. But not just any book. A scary book! Well, of course I recommend Ghostoria! Its got something for everyone. If you haven’t heard […more…]

85 MUST KNOW Basic Self Publishing Tips

 Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Aug 112015
85 MUST KNOW Basic Self Publishing Tips

The self-publishing journey has been exhausting and rewarding. Many things I learned along the way, I wish someone had told me about, so I wasn’t stumbling in the dark. I’ve culled what I’ve learned from experience, workshops, and fellow bloggers to share the basics of what’s entailed in self-publishing in one long list of tips and useful […more…]

5 Elements For Your First 5 Pages

 Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 at 1:09 PM
Mar 032015
5 Elements For Your First 5 Pages

5 Elements for your first 5 pages I’m a member of ARWA (Austin Romance Writer’s of America) and we are fortunate to have experienced writers who are willing to share their expertise. We were recently treated to a 5 Elements for Your First 5 Pages workshop by Shellee Roberts who taught us the important elements for the first five […more…]