Friday Flash Fiction Challenge: Let’s Spend The Night Together – PLUS: Update on the WORD WEAVER WRITING CONTEST!

I have TWO big announcements about the Word Weaver Writing Contest! But First… One of the kids in my Young Author’s Club was having trouble coming up with a character name for his story. Oh, you didn’t know I run a Young Author’s Club for grade school kids? Yep. It’s a freaking blast, too. YouContinue reading “Friday Flash Fiction Challenge: Let’s Spend The Night Together – PLUS: Update on the WORD WEAVER WRITING CONTEST!”

Find Romance With Me (Romance Readers, That Is)

  I wanted to be sure to market Poggibonsi: an Italian misadventure properly, so I did some studying. Poggi is a romance story, albeit an unconventional one. The main character, Mike Torino, falls hard for a woman, and I mean he falls HARD. The romantic scenes you’ll read in this story are some of theContinue reading “Find Romance With Me (Romance Readers, That Is)”

9 Ways To Avoid A Humiliating Public Failure At Your Book Signing Event

  You finally worked up the nerve to ask a real, live bookstore to have you sign books at an event! Okay, you emailed them. But they replied and now you have a signing event! Woo hoo! Uh oh… A real live event.With people. Or worse, maybe with NO people. I can hear your heartContinue reading “9 Ways To Avoid A Humiliating Public Failure At Your Book Signing Event”

WRITING CHALLENGE: See It, Write It – PLUS! A Special Announcement About My First Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST

This week’s writing challenge looks kinda hard, so a LOT of you are not gonna wanna do it, but you’re ALL gonna wanna hear about the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. First, the writing challenge. Hey, no pain, no gain. Here is a road rage scene from the movie Marathon Man. Watch it… Okay, NOW what I want youContinue reading “WRITING CHALLENGE: See It, Write It – PLUS! A Special Announcement About My First Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST”

MORE Early Praise For Poggi!

  This is just a sample of the positive feedback Poggibonsi: An Italian Misadventure is receiving. Not ALL the feedback is positive, but most of it is – and I’m grateful for all of it. You need honest, candid input from your beta readers!   A typo here, a misplaced word there – stuff we needContinue reading “MORE Early Praise For Poggi!”

Wanna Get Interviewed – BY ME?

It’s almost time to publish Poggibponsi, and that can only mean one thing. I hafta do some marketing. And so do you. Because we all need to, all the time. So… how about I interview you for this site and you interview me for yours? Or I’ll just let you interview me for yours. I’mContinue reading “Wanna Get Interviewed – BY ME?”