Published a novel. Now what?

I’m going to Disney World! (No, not really.) Fellow author Colin F. Barnes posted his thoughts in late November about the aftermath of publishing his first novel. Time to compare our experiences. Colin (in italics) wrote: There’s a few things I’ve noticed over the last week or so since my book released. Most people don’t…

Coffee mugs & Family Peace teaser #5

My kids* and friends who visit open my cabinets and gawk. Wow. Lots of coffee mugs. I like to have a souvenir from places I visit, so why not something useful? Mugs can be so much more than containers for coffee and tea. They are great for ice cream – hold the handle and your…

Family Peace, Christmas, & lasagna

The final countdown has begun. I shipped the files for the novel to Jaye Manus for formatting. In a few days – assuming Jaye can make heads or tails of the .doc file – I’ll be reviewing proofs for Kindle format! You can’t imagine the work that goes into formatting a Word document to make…

Keeping the Family Peace – teaser #4

Final revisions are humming along & truly, the end is near! Here’s another snippet from the novel. It’s Christmas time, 1995. Jack is the patriarch of the family Peace. Holidays are usually celebrated with the whole family, but not this year… ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Jack wondered if quiet holidays would be the new…

Cover reveal for: Keeping the Family Peace

Ladies & gentlemen, the time draws near! I’m working on the final revisions of my mainstream family drama novel, Keeping the Family Peace. Its initial release will be on  Amazon in December. Keep your eyes on my rambling here for that announcement. But today, I give you the book cover, created by Travis Pennington at ProBookCovers.com.…

Family Peace teaser #2

I signed up for a Loglines class at WANATribe. WANA – “we are not alone” – is a social community for creative types, a place to encourage & support each other through the writing & publishing process. It was started by Kristen Lamb, who I’ve pointed to numerous times here. You can read all about…