James Patterson budge over here’s a new thriller author

I’m thrilled to see The Devil’s Luck by T.R. Croke released today on Amazon. T.R. Croke is a natural-born storyteller with a pedigree of working in Ireland’s anti-terrorist faction of the Irish police, which saw him stationed in Paris for many years. The Devil’s Luck is his debut conspiracy thriller featuring Detective Kate Bowen – a gutsy… Read More

8 Ways Being Vegan Makes Me a Better Editor

I used to read about vegans and think, “Ugh, too pure. Too healthy. How can they forego yummy cheese, etc.?” It kind of made me hate them. Hopefully I won’t make you hate me with this post. I just want to share 8 ways that eating vegan (plus avoiding sugar, caffeine, gluten, and **almost** all… Read More

Adieu to Paris

Hej! Yes, that’s how much Swedish I speak. That plus “tack” (thanks) and I know that “Obs!” means pay attention because I almost added dry ice to my kids’ juice. That’s right, I have moved to Stockholm, Sweden with my family. And our furry darling, Goldie. This was an exciting summer as we packed up and… Read More

10 Simple Tips to Beat Writers’ Procrastination

Note that I’m not calling this “writer’s block” I prefer to label this slack-jawed sensation of dread procrastination. It’s a monster that can pop up at any stage of your writing career. Some days you hop online to check one thing – you swear – yet two hours later you’ve learned how to re-enamel a cast… Read More

The World’s Best Advice for Writers

I’ve read many articles by authors with their advice to aspiring writers… but Hugh Howey’s blog post of this week is the best I’ve read. I make that sweeping claim because he takes you beyond the “inspiration – perspiration” stage – the how-to’s of finding the muse and rolling up your sleeves – way further into… Read More

How a novel gets edited: Developmental Edit 2

Here’s a summary of the book I’m #livenovelediting: PART 1, Ch 1: Sabine, an unemployed Canadian, lives in Paris with an artist boyfriend (Laurent). She’s condescending about his art and buddies, and has somewhat paranoid thoughts about Paris buildings because they seem to look down on her. She’s surly that Laurent’s friend, Jesus, pockets her cigarette lighter… Read More

Interview in Huffington Post!

I’m super excited and indebted to the lovely Brandi Megan Granett of Tall Poppy Writers, for interviewing me today on Huffington Post’s Book Blog! Check out the gifs…. do you all like gifs or do they annoy you? As I was “gif choosing” to pair them to my responses I tried to let them have a… Read More