Tag Archives: Novel reviews


I’m often surprised by the number of people who ask me where I get my ideas for novels. To me, they come naturally – life experiences, special people, news stories – ideas are everywhere. For example, the idea for my first novel, … Continue reading

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Check out Sofia Essen’s new website and blog at http://www.novel-reads.blogspot.com/. She features interviews with authors, book reviews, and her own periodic blog posting. It’s a beautiful site that reflects what must have been hours (days?) of research and effort. And … Continue reading

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How Thick is Your (Writer’s) Skin?

I’ve had both the pleasure and the pain of discovering the youwriteon site over the past week. If you’re not familiar with this, it is a free site sponsored by Random House and Orion where writers can post up to … Continue reading

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The Unknown Author and Novel Publicity

Since I have been submerged in the murky process of building a buzz for Autumn Colors – seeking reviews, sending out press releases, getting the word out on-line – I’ve begun to feel a bit like I’m sinking into quicksand. … Continue reading

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