Archive for September, 2007

iUniverse and AuthorHouse

Friday, September 28th, 2007

You’ve likely heard the news by now. AuthorHouse has acquired its rival iUniverse. You can read about these wedding bells here. Many are claiming that this will broaden the options for aspiring authors everywhere.
I wonder.
Actually, I worry about this marriage. To me it’s like seeing a beautiful woman with a stellar reputation marrying the […]

Is it a kickback or a kiss off?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

I read an article in Newsweek the other day about Chronicle Books referring rejected authors to a self-publisher called Blurb. I nearly burst into laughter thinking it was a joke. It wasn’t.
Chronicle will “refer unwanted authors to Blurb” and if the author signs up with Blurb, Chronicle will receive “an undisclosed cut of the earnings.”
What […]

Writing Dreams

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Sometimes dreams die. Sometimes they fade away. But sometimes you feel that you have to kill them because you’re not up to the task. I recently read an email from an aspiring writer who has decided to quit. She said […]

Collage Pt. 2

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

At last here’s my collage for Taming Mariella:

Click the picture to see a larger size.

The Power of Collage

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

For my January 2008 release Taming Mariella I tried something new. I created a collage. I heard about the benefits of doing a collage from other authors and you can read a great article about it from Jennifer Crusie.
I don’t claim to be an expert, but it definitely helped to focus the story and set […]


Thursday, September 6th, 2007

There’s always something else to do besides writing a book. My current book is called Power Play (formerly Silken Threads) and it’s the first in my series called The Black Stockings Society. Presently, it is crying from neglect. I want to give it attention and I glance at it every once in a while and […]

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