Book Review – “The Good Girl”

My favorite thing in the world is a book that grabs me by the throat in the first few pages and hangs on for the full ride, all the way until the last page.  A lot of authors attempt to do this, but few actually succeed.  Mary Kubica is the exception.  From the first fewContinue reading “Book Review – “The Good Girl””

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Querying: Those Danged Rejections!

As an artist — whether that be a writer, painter, or even a musician — I don’t think there’s anything harder than the process of asking for “approval” from an agent.  And, really, that’s what the querying process is; it’s submitting your hard work to a select group of people and asking them to like it.   WhenContinue reading “Querying: Those Danged Rejections!”

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Querying – The Waiting Game

I’m an impatient person.  I admit it.  I’ve always been like this.  I want results and I want them now.  So the querying for an agent process has been rather frustrating for me.  It’s a waiting game; the game nobody really likes to play. Here’s the conundrum:  You send out a bunch of queries toContinue reading “Querying – The Waiting Game”

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Querying: Blind Dating for an Agent

After years and years of people suggesting I write a book, I finally sat down to the computer and followed through.  Not just once, but twice.  Yes, I’ve written two novels.  The first is a work of historical fiction based loosely upon my grandmother’s life.  The second is a work of young adult fiction aboutContinue reading “Querying: Blind Dating for an Agent”

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Query Ramblings

Recently I began querying the manuscripts for two novels I’ve written.  At first I hated this process.  You pour out your heart into your writing, then submit it to a select group of literary agents in hopes that one of them will snatch it up and say, “YES! I must have this!”  Well, it doesn’tContinue reading “Query Ramblings”

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The Waiting is Painful

So I’ve finally done it:  I’ve written a book!  It’s not something I ever expected I’d really do; and – more than that – I never in a million years thought I’d write a book of fiction!  But I’ve done it!  The premise?  It’s loosely based upon my father’s family during the 1930s Oklahoma DustContinue reading “The Waiting is Painful”

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Sex Sells and Apparently So Does “Fifty Shades of Grey”

  Last week on this blog, I learned that “Sex sells.”  That’s not totally true.  I actually knew that, but y’all made me laugh when I hit an all-time-high number of blog viewers when the topic of last Wednesday’s blog was all about sex.  You guys kill me! While I have no intention of changingContinue reading “Sex Sells and Apparently So Does “Fifty Shades of Grey””

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Quips and Quotes and Giggles Galore!

Gimme Some Bling! I’ve decided that my 7-year old son thinks too much.  The other day he came to me and asked, “Mom, how do I get a gold tooth?” “Those are called ‘grills,” I said. “Okay…” he responded.  “But how do I get them?” I thought about this for a second and said, “IContinue reading “Quips and Quotes and Giggles Galore!”

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