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I don’t know about other writers, but for me the most stressful time in my writing life is the time between the submission of a manuscript and the response from my editor. I know she’s reading it, and I’m dying to know what she thinks, but I can’t do anything but wait to hear from […]
Recently, I was lucky enough to talk with Grand Central editor Latoya Smith about what’s new in publishing
A Beginner’s Guide to the Business of Writing
Today, One Fine Cowboy arrived in bookstores nationwide! That’s my friend Laura, holding the first copies to arrive in Cheyenne!
Are sales rankings and blog statistics valuable information or a waste of writing time?
Here’s the new cover art for “One Fine Cowboy” (click to see whole image).
I was relaxing, enjoying a good book, when I realized that someone else, in some other half-darkened house, was also reading–my book. Yikes!
Today is the release day for Cowboy Trouble. It’s finally on the shelves!
Today, I had the surreal experience of receiving, unpacking and shelving my own book at the Cheyenne B&N. It was in the last box I unpacked. Being a dedicated employee, I was so focused on the job at hand that I didn’t notice the Sourcebooks logo on the box. When I opened it–wow. I can’t even begin to describe […]
Book promotion has changed. Writers used to have to travel the country, schlepping from bookstore to bookstore for an endless round of book signings and readings. It gave you an opportunity to meet your readers face to face, and helped cement all-important relationships with booksellers, too. But the traditional book tour, being time-consuming and expensive, is […]
According to my publicist, Cowboy Trouble is shipping to bookstores as we speak! The official release date is March 2nd, but it looks like it will be hitting bookstores a couple weeks early. With any luck, I’ll be working at B&N when it arrives and I’ll have the heady and surreal experience of unpacking and […]
Today, the romance blogosphere is abuzz with news of the launch of Harlequin Horizons, a vanity/subsidy press created by a cooperative venture between vanity press Author Solutions and Harlequin Enterprises. The news has spewed the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing debate all over the romance-themed websites and comment boards. Within the romance community, Harlequin is a […]
November is always a busy month. There’s Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations to get done, and the bookstore is always busy. Now I’ve gone and tossed another task into the mix: I have revisions due on my second book on November 30th, and corrections to Cowboy Trouble are due by November 25th. That’s what I get for always […]