What a Year It Has Been

April is a big month in our house as our girls have birthdays just six days apart. When I found out my book baby was to be released in the same week as both of their birthdays, it felt like fate. All of the best things in my life arrive in April. Then the pandemic …

The Book in the Drawer

For most published authors, the first book they share with the world is not the first book they have written. More likely it’s their second, third or maybe even the seventh. The point is, most writers have a book in the drawer. Personally, that book is the first novel I ever completed, a contemporary women’s …

Just Keep Swimming

Is it really February already? Also, how is it only February? The pandemic has made me feel like time no longer has any meaning. I can go days without knowing what actual day it is and then panic when I realize how much time has passed. I am constantly adjusting my perceptions and expectations in …

How to Build Your Author Brand

As if writing and revising a book wasn’t hard enough, in today’s digital world, authors are also being called upon to do a lot more self-promotion. While this is a daunting task for anyone, it can be even more overwhelming for a person with no marketing experience. Given that I work in communications for my …