HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

:: “A poignant and layered narrative about the universal desire for something so elusive—a safe place to fall.” There’s been some news on the writing front for me: I had a new book come out in September, and I have another new one coming out in two...
How To Write An Amazon Book Review

How To Write An Amazon Book Review

:: Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you: Please leave a book review. Authors depend on book reviews written by readers. If you read a lot of books, and you don’t know this yet, you can read about why here, and here, and...
How To Write A Holiday Love Story

How To Write A Holiday Love Story

:: When my publisher told me they wanted me to write a love story set around the winter holidays, and “Oh, it needs a happy ending”—I felt like I was standing barefoot and under-supplied at the bottom of a very tall, very rocky mountain that I had to climb if I ever...
Poem: Shower

Poem: Shower

:: “I love teaching poets. They never waste words.”  When I was working on my master’s in creative writing, I took poetry courses too. In fact, when I was an undergraduate, my first creative writing courses were in poetry. Later, one of my favorite...
How To Write An Amazon Book Review

The Importance of Reader’s Reviews

:: “Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you.” Those words may seem counterintuitive to you if you are a reader, but in our data-driven age, book reviews left by readers on Amazon.com and Goodreads can make a huge difference in the...