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Many of you know that I wrote Drawing Breath as a small way to honor a friend who lived into his thirties with cystic fibrosis. Although each person who is diagnosed with the disease experiences a unique level of severity, … Continue reading
Here’s the pitch, courtesy of Cody Martin: “Writing is largely solitary, and sometimes a lonely endeavor. Sure, you talk to friends, experts for research, discuss what works and what doesn’t with your editor, and bounce ideas off of fellow writers. … Continue reading
When I write the first draft of a novel, I normally don’t think much about marketing. I tell the story that falls into my head, the one that has the most energy and won’t leave me alone until I finish … Continue reading
One of my heroes, Satchel Paige, is credited as having said, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” When I ran competitively, coaches warned me that every peek over my shoulder was a waste of energy that could … Continue reading
I’m excited to share the news with you…my third novel, Don’t Tell Anyone, has just been released! When pneumonia lands Estelle Trager unconscious in the emergency room, it ruins everything for the stubborn 65-year-old woman. She’d been keeping a secret—a … Continue reading
I know. I haven’t written, and the little Jewish mother in my head is making me feel so badly for ignoring my blog for so long. Well, maybe this will explain where I’ve been. Here’s a quick look at my … Continue reading
I need to shake things up a bit. Do something different. Get out of my blog rut. So I’m breaking a few of my own rules. ‘Cause that’s how I roll. So Jacqueline Hopkins-Walton comes along asking for volunteers to … Continue reading
Just a reminder, my friends, that THE JOKE’S ON ME has been nominated for best romantic novel in the P&E (Preditors and Editors) Readers Poll. This poll recognizes the hard and often overlooked work of authors, editors, illustrators, and publishers, … Continue reading
November is National Novel Writing Month, and if you signed up to do the NaNoWriMo competition, which starts on November 1, I bow to you. I’ve done it four times. Each time I learned something new about myself, my writing, … Continue reading