Another of my book babies (this is number nine so far) has entered the world. 🙂 I’m thrilled to announce that my third novel in my Sheltering Trees series, On Bur Oak Ridge, releases today! Also as a bonus, the first book In a Grove of Maples is free on Kindle now through July 31st. …
I have a confession to make. I have not been reading or writing much, lately. Not like I used to, every night for an hour or two. I have other things on my mind,
Once in a while, here on my blog, I like to offer a bit more about myself and my writing.
Lately, life has been reverting back to simple things. My days play out in a pattern dictated by my body, what it can tolerate and what functions it needs to perform. I have learned to adjust, but living with MS is a constant adjustment and forever a lesson in patience.Nothing stays the same for very long anymore.
My first inspiration and challenge for writing Under the Weeping Willow sprung from a question: what would it be like, as a daughter, to have a strained relationship with my mother? And what would be the driving force behind it?
One of the great things about being an author has been getting to know other authors. I connected with Christian author, Maria T. Henriksen, on Facebook awhile back, and we’ve been involved in each other’s groups. Since I like to feature authors from time to time, I offered a spotlight to those authors who had been included in my last author party/takeover on Facebook. Below is an interview I did with Maria, recently.
Sometimes writing presents more of a challenge than at other times. I’ve not found writer’s block an issue, but at times a project tires me.
My author journey began gradually with my love of stories, but the day I remember walking into our local library was the day I became a writer. I recall the musty, dusty, lemon oil smell, the creaking floors, and the shelves of books all calling my name. A few moments in my life I’ve seen as magical; that one qualified. Little did I know then that I would be a librarian someday, much less an author.
In Thrown to the Wind, I found myself immersed in swashbuckling adventure on par with Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Etienne and his family, French Huguenots, flee from religious persecution, taking refuge in the Netherlands for awhile.
If you’re aspiring to publish a book, you’ll be glad to know that the path ahead is not unwalked. We map out some of the most common publishing mistakes and how you can evade them on your path to authorhood.