Writerly Musings & Novel

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

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…]

Book Signings are for YOU!

 Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Oct 272014
 
Book Signings are for YOU!

Why Book Signings are for you whether you’re a reader or a writer By Tam Francis First let me invite you to my reading and signing of my debut book, Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright. If you’re in the Austin area, the darling little town of Lockhart is just a hop down one of […more…]

Radio Interview with Rob Fowler for KWSS

 
Radio Interview with Rob Fowler for KWSS

Rob Fowler from KWSS Interviews Tam Francis About Ghostoria   While on a recent trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Rob Fowler spent some time with me in the studio. I was honored to be interviewed about the new release of Ghostoria. Rob has been a deejay for alternative radio KWSS for five years and has a long history […more…]

NEW for Halloween Interview with Ghost Story Author

 Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:09 PM
Oct 202014
 
NEW for Halloween Interview with Ghost Story Author

Interview with Ghost Story Author My name is Lizzy and I’m a character in Dressing the Part from Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright. Tam has asked me to interview her to get everyone excited about her collection of ghost stories. I’m surprised she didn’t pick a ghost to interview her. Hmmm, that’s a great […more…]

The Story Behind the Story

 Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 at 1:47 PM
Oct 082014
 
The Story Behind the Story

The Story Behind the Story by Tam Francis Have you ever wondered how writers come up with their ideas? Why they choose a certain genre. Or WHY write such a specific sub-genre like ghost stories? I was recently asked to guest post on Gretchen Rix’s blog site. To entice you to check out her site, […more…]