Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hi everyone.

I found out last night that the cover of Angel Sometimes is up for an award. The winner will be the one that gets the most votes. So far, I have some votes, but Angel Sometimes will need more to win.

The voting goes on all week and you can vote once every day.

If you can vote, that'd be much appreciated. I'd really like for Patty Henderson, my cover artist, to win.


Thank you

Monday, December 01, 2014

Angel Sometimes Speaks Up

  I started writing Angel Sometimes a couple of years ago. She came into my head and wouldn't leave.  I had finished the first of many drafts of her story when I was awarded a four-week scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center.

For four weeks, I wrote, walked, met other authors, wrote, listened to lectures, wrote…. Did I mention that I wrote? Then I came home and edited and wrote some more. I gave Angel the job of swimming as a mermaid because I knew she could do it. I swam for four years as a mermaid while I was getting my B.A. and M.A. 

It took a while before I felt the book was done. Not long after it was published, Angel Sometimes was awarded a USA Best Book Award.  As you might guess, I was hop-around-the-office happy. But what was even more fun was talking with readers who emailed me.

I can't speak for other authors, but for me, my days are mostly spent typing on the computer, re-reading what I typed, catching grammar mistakes, and re-reading some more. An email from a reader or a "hi" on my Author Facebook Page is great. For a few minutes, I'm connected to a reader.

What this all boils down to is: listen to the voices in your head. Write down what they say. If it's a character talking to you, pay attention. 
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