Mix and Mingle

You’re invited to the launch party for SUSPECT at Literary Life! WHEN: Thursday, October 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 WHERE: 758 Wealthy Street SE   Grand Rapids, MI Things should be lively since the Wealthy Street Autumn Stroll will also be going on.  I’m hoping to have coloring pages available from SAVING THE GRIFFIN as well.  A … More Mix and Mingle

Chapter 23…Done!

Well, I just finished the dramatic section of “the darkest moment.”  In Chapter 24, the horror will settle in and Calyn will have to make a decision.  Handily enough, that’s the next section of the step outline.  I’m currently on page 210 out of 237, but I know that it will take at least twenty … More Chapter 23…Done!

Researching SUSPECT

Writers of historical fiction often spend months researching the various settings of their novels before they begin to write.  While I enjoy reading historical fiction, I’ve never really thought about writing it because I know how every detail needs to be supported. Writers of contemporary fiction often need to spend some time researching, but it varies from project … More Researching SUSPECT

Sit, Stay, Write!

I did an interview  for Luke and Nemo at Biscuit Break for their “Sit, Stay, Write!” series.  These two shelties belong to Jeanie Franz Ransom.  They love hanging out with her on the front porch in her outdoor office when she works.

The Clues that Whisper

Everything I ever needed to know about writing I learned at an SCBWI conference.  Okay.  That’s a bit of an exaggeration.  I’ve read some very good books on writing like Natalie Goldberg’s WRITING DOWN THE BONES and Christopher Vogler’s THE WRITER’S  JOURNEY.  But I tended to get these recommendations from people that I met at … More The Clues that Whisper