There's a recipe in our CSA newsletter for turnips and yogurt. Why in the world, I wonder, would anyone want to have turnips and yogurt. I won't eat them individually, let along together. I learned that I do not like turnips through my CSA. Our first year as members brought a lot of new vegetables … Continue reading Turnips and yogurt? Why?
Do you believe in ghosts? or haunted houses? I do. The funny thing is that I'm not really superstitious and not likely to believe most ghost stories but since I lived in one once, I do believe. I'd like to say that the house was a part of my youthful imagination, but I'm not the … Continue reading Haunted Houses, do you believe?
We're back from a 17 day trip to Italy. It was the best vacation of my life, so far. We saw Como, Milan, Florence, Rome and the village in Abruzzi where my husbands great-grandparents came from then back to Rome. We took the slow boat around Lake Como and found it to be so relaxing. … Continue reading Observations on our Trip to Italty
I self-published Deadlines Are Murder on December 15, 2011, and so far I have sold 325 copies. My main sales venues are Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo and Nook. The most popular sales venue and the one that I have spent the most attention on is Kindle. the fact that I've sold more than … Continue reading Marketing Deadlines Are Murder, part 2
Check out my interview on Sisters In Crime New England blog Pen, Ink and Crimes titled On Self Publishing at http://sincne.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/on-self-publishing/
Deadlines Are Murder is now available on Kindle in e-book format and in Print on Demand (http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B006M7J65A) and on smashwords.com (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128363) for Sony, iPad, iPhone and many other tools.Now that its published, I need to get to work on Marketing and Marketing is a challenge. I've emailed the announcement that my book is available to all my … Continue reading Marketing my novel Deadlines Are Murder
My intention to write about how I approached e-publishing process got lost in the actual process of publishing my novel. It's funny how that happens. My intentions were good but, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I started to look for a literary agent in earnest in January 2011 … Continue reading How I self-published my novel
So, my plans to write about my e-publishing process have been thrown to the winds by a new job. In August I was offered a promotion in my day job and I took it. Life has been very hectic now and I need to refigure how I'm going to get time for my writing. Well, … Continue reading my book cover
So, I've decided to self-publish my first novel, DEADLINES ARE MURDER: A Sam Monroe Mystery. After querying and reading about small presses, reading up on the state of agents and the publishing industry today it seems to me that publishing industry is changing and has materially changed in the past two or more years. So, … Continue reading Next steps for DEADLINES ARE MURDER
Temperature in the low 80's; drop-leaf table (stained and polyurethaned by yours truly) installed in the back room next to the picture window, with a view of the trees and mid-level; a trip to the local farmer's market by the lake and an afternoon reading on the deck; plus cheeseburgers on our grill; I couldn't … Continue reading Today was a beautiful day