The day after a book release.... ...is a mixture of breathing deeply again and panic. Whew! The rush is over, I can get up from the couch, I can stop obsessively watching the Amazon ranking fall, rise, fall, rise (dang it, quit rising!) But none of it stops. None of it is over. You still worry "Did I do enough to market it? Is there something I'm missing? Why did so-and-so hit #49 when you hit #12049? You keep worrying and panicking and hoping and checking the Amazon ranking, but in the midst of all that, you go back to writing that next book. Because when it comes down to it, if you ... Read More
Come see my new book, DON’T LET GO!
My newest book, DON'T LET GO is out and having a great time today! :) It's about first love, unspeakable choices, and second chances. Here's a little teaser to pique your interest... *** Morning? Really? I opened my mouth to say something back, but nothing came out, so I licked my lips and fidgeted with my robe like a crazy woman. “Too early?” he asked, as if that were a normal thing to say to me as well. A laugh-scoff-snort thing fell out of my mouth, which I chalked up to rounding out the perfect start to the day. I coughed and cleared my throat. “No, I’m—just getting ready for work.” ... Read More
Countdown: Two Weeks!
That's right. Just two weeks from today, on Nov 6th, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE will be officially out in the world. It will be floating around cyberspace in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, The Book Depository, and any other online book sites, and nestled in all its paper glory on the shelves next to THE REASON IS YOU. And if I'm really lucky, it will be placed on the New Releases table as well. If you've preordered it, it will come singing (I believe it, so it's so) to your house that day, or download right into your Nook or Kindle, waiting for you to open it. :) And there are ... Read More
Off the Beaten Path with Pamela Morsi!
Here we are again at Off The Beaten Path! A once-a-month opportunity to get to know a very special romance or women’s fiction author, in a fun and hopefully interactive way. We all like to get to know our favorite authors a little better, and I want to make that fun for everyone. This month, I’m so excited to have the fabulous Pamela Morsi here!! Pam and I were separated at birth—I’ve decided this. We both love to write about small towns, we have a similar writing style in my opinion (or maybe wishful thinking), and we both have the most unappealing brutal writing process EVER. And I ... Read More
Where does your inner reader live?
What is it like in the town where you live? Quiet? Buzzing busy? Quaint? Grassy? Concrete and efficient? Now, which of those settings draws you in as a reader? I'm at Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess talking about this. Come join in to win prizes! ... Read More