Posts Categorized: About Writing

Did you know…? There are 4,500 books published every day in the U.S.* There are almost one billion e-books and three million print books on Amazon.*            *From Penny Sansevieri’s book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon.com (To my writer friends: I highly recommend this book. If you’re interested,…

A Dreadful Task I shared with my writer-friend Marcia Sargent that if I had known how much time I would spend writing and promoting my debut novel, I probably wouldn’t have embarked upon this journey. While I loved learning how to write and enjoyed the excitement of researching, networking, and uncovering little nuggets here and…

Words of Wisdom Promoting a new novel without an established reader base is daunting and intimidating. After hosting a book-launching event, and asking (begging) friends to please read, review, and recommend Busted to others, I needed to expand my universe and have been seeking professional and influential blogger reviews. When a novel is submitted, there…

My writing professor recommended that I create an audio version of Busted. As I embarked on another expedition that I knew nothing about, I discovered that a company called ACX, (Audio Book Creation Exchange) which is owned by Amazon, dominates 95% of the market. Through ACX, an author can have an audio book created and…

As I researched drug trafficking for my first novel, Busted, my opinion about illegal drugs changed. Previously I’d supported the war on drugs; after all, drugs are bad. Over time, I came to the conclusion that prohibition doesn’t work, and in fact, creates a black market where illegal and illicit substances thrive without regulations. My new philosophy…

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is beaten. That’s what was displayed on the video presentation at the Human Options annual fund raiser on May 20, 2017. (Human Options, located in Orange County, California, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence and abuse.) While staring at that number, waves of disbelief washed over me. I…