Random Things

New Authors Fresh Faces – Laurie Lucking

A few months ago I had an idea to do Fresh Faces interviews. In the spirit of New Authors Fellowship, these would be interviews with authors who haven’t had a full-length novel published. This is the first one and features Laurie Lucking who got in just under the wire. Her debut novel is scheduled to release in […]

My TBR List

My TBR List

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” ―Stephen King

Warning: McGuffin Bites Leave Scars

I have this really cool red purse. Only after a while it got some wear and had a few hanging threads. I trimmed those off. Sometimes authors should do the same. Don’t add a detail that begs for answers then forget about it. Have you ever read a book because of an interesting character from […]

Some Writing Inspiration for your Wednesday

Some Writing Inspiration for your Wednesday

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Formatting

Formatting

You wouldn’t wear your favorite jogging outfit to an important interview, right? Right! You wouldn’t because you know that first impressions are important, and you know that in the business world you may never get the chance to make a second. Note: If you really want to dress as Batman, I guess that’s alright. 😉 Why […]

A New Tradition, or Inducting a New Member to the Cult

A New Tradition, or Inducting a New Member to the Cult

For me the most exciting football game was October 31. That’s when my son’s sixth grade football team won the championship. My alma mater is known for putting men on the moon not championship banners in our football stadium. My NFL team didn’t make the playoffs. I own few DVDs. Little Women, Anne of Green Gables […]

Books I Read 2016

Books I Read 2016

  This was the year of series conclusions. I started 2016 reading the final book in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, Winter. While the character Winter’s story didn’t engage me like Cinder or Cress’s, overall the book was really good with vivid descriptions and fast-paced action. But some were more personal. NAF alumna Kat Heckenbach […]