Monday, August 22, 2011

New Book

I started on a new book this past weekend. Yay me! It's about a girl, a boy and a ghost boy named Elliot. In this one the ghost stuff starts right away. Hehe, I'm a ghost writer.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Joys of Internet

I've been attending a sort of internet writing conference this week. It's been so very helpful. I suppose I should go ahead and apologize to my customers and employees for my inattentiveness. Nah, I'll wait until the week is over - more apologies might be needed.

But all this learning was perfect on the heals of my mini vaca-Ahem, research trip. We took a trip to Cape San Blas (yes, it's a real location and yes, it's in my book White Star), and St. George Island. Let me tell ya, that place is gorgeous and the lighthouse was so adorable and quaint. But the most surprising little discovery was Apalachicola. I had no idea it was so beautiful. I thought it was going to be the typical briny, rough-around-the-edges port city. Not even. The downtown is so pretty and it's so rich in history. The natives take so much pride it in also. My sister and I will be going back soon. Gibson Inn, here we come!
(pictured St. George Island Lighthouse)

Monday, August 8, 2011


It's been a while - sorry. I'll give a quick update.

I recently won a bit of a contest where people could "vote" on my book from over 5,000 other books. Winning the contest means I get an experienced editor to read White Star and give me a full review. I'm excited about this and nervous as all get out. I had a lot of revising and editing to do before turning my precious baby over to them, but it's done. Go me!

In the coming weeks, I will be sending out query letters to agents and test the waters on how well my book idea will be received. I'm nervous about this too. To be truthful, I should have already been doing this. The idea of failure had me stuck. But I'm pushing ahead and, sink or swim, I'm putting my book out there.

In a week or so I will post a link up where you can go read the first five chapters of White Star. I'm excited about this too.  Keep checking and the link will be here soon!