Our grandmother would pull out the green box where she kept the letters and photos she treasured.
My mother’s love of gardening passed on to her children, including me. In my mind's eye, I could see the trash heap at the back door of our new home transformed into an herb garden. To be fair, the rock that stuck up at the back door might lead many to think it was unusable. … Continue reading The oregano and the white rose
Now that my first novel, Deadlines Are Murder, has been out on amazon.com and smashwords.com for a year and has sold about 650 copies, it's time to get cranking on my second novel, Weddings Are Murder. While my intentions have been good, my progress has been slow. I can attribute some of this slowness to … Continue reading Writing Life: Progress on my 2nd novel
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, 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
I've submitted my novel to 52 agents and have been rejected by by 35. I assume I'm rejected by the others because I've never heard back from them. So, should I start looking at presses that don't go through agents or should I epublish on my own. The options are many for small presses and … Continue reading Writing Life: What’s Next