Name the Novel contest

My current work-in-progress is a historical fiction novel with elements of romance and mystery. Here's a brief synopsis: Twenty-two-year-old OLGA TYMCHUK, a newly graduated teacher, looks forward to marrying her fiancée, VIKTOR in July 1959. However, before they marry, Olga is committed to teaching … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal – Shadows and Sunshine: SFWP Volume 6

I'm excited to announce my next novella will be released early in July. Here's a sneak preview:   Heather and her crew are determined to pull off the wedding of the year for their high profile client. The stakes have never been higher—this single event could make or break the business. … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Jen Cudmore with Tips for Balancing Rhythm and Pace

Today I'm privileged to host Jen Cudmore, one of my fellow authors for the San Francisco Wedding Planner Series. Here's what she has to say about rhythm and pace in writing: How does a writer keep a crime novel exciting and full of suspense? How are sweet stories told in a way that inspires the … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Effectively Market your Book

For the past several weeks I've had the opportunity to learn more about book marketing from many different authors. Dvorah Lansky put together The Book Marketing Challenge with a diverse cast of authors who took turns sharing marketing ideas which have worked for them. Some of the strategies I knew … [Read more...]

Putting your best foot forward: preparing for a writers’ conference

I'm preparing to attend Write Canada in Guelph, ON from June 12-14. This morning I jotted down items on my "to do" list under "Prepare for Write Canada". Here are a few things I'm preparing with an explanation of why and how: Business card - It's a good idea to have a business card that you can … [Read more...]

Blog Tour for the Kathi Macias 12 Days of Christmas

In preparation for the official launch of the Kathi Macias 12 Days of Christmas paperback on Thursday, May 29th, many of the 12 authors are participating in a blog tour. I invite you to come along as we get to know other authors who participated in the collection. Here is the blog tour schedule, … [Read more...]

Expectations and Cecile’s Christmas Miracle

We all have expectations, whether we realize it or not. Here in North America we expect, even demand, comfort, food and water whenever we want them, freedom to choose where we go and what we do, money to spend on our whims, and the list goes on. In many other countries, people do not have the same … [Read more...]

Plot: What makes readers turn the page?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be involved in the His Imprint Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. One of the sessions I attended was about plot. Tammy Wiens did a great job of helping us think about what makes readers turn the page. Here are some of the thoughts that were … [Read more...]

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