In less than two weeks, I'll be releasing my first novel, Pieces of Pink. As thrilled as I am to be putting my work out there, my friends and family have a lot of questions about my subject matter. So, I'd like to take some time to address those questions (along with a few lighthearted memes).
As a common courtesy to my fellow creatives: Always back up your computer before you make a big change . . . and always double-check to make sure that the backup was successful.
Fortunately, if writer's block strikes, I have an arsenal of other creative activities fall back on. And the best part is, they all lend themselves to brainstorming, so they might just help you break down that brick wall of words blocking up your noggin!
In the past few decades, dystopian fiction has taken the literary world by storm. From classics, like A Clockwork Orange and The Handmaid's Tale, right up to YA fiction phenomenons, like The Hunger Games and The Divergent Series, stories of how the world could end up have become a massive source of interest for both readers and writers.
On Saturday evening, I was scrolling through some of the blogs I follow and noticed that Aspasía S. Bissas posted her responses to the Sunshine Blogger Award. In true rebel spirit (which I definitely appreciate) she chose not to alert the bloggers that she nominated, so it was a fun surprise when I made it to her list and found my own name! So, thanks for the nomination, Aspasía!
On March 8th, 2020, I will be releasing my first novel, "Pieces of Pink," and I am absolutely ecstatic. I've been living with this project for a while now, and with the end in sight, I think it's finally time to let you know exactly what kind of book you're in for.
I'm feeling whimsical today, so in the hopes of stirring up some weekend blog shenanigans, I've decided to create a mini author challenge!
Here in the Finger Lakes, the snowflakes are flying, the lake is freezing, the geese are freaking out, and we are snowed in.
I am a sedentary person. Don't get me wrong, I love nature and long walks in the woods, but I move slowly (and always bring snacks). Needless to say, when I "exercise," nary a calorie is burned. The root of my problem is that I believe I look much better than I actually do. As… Continue reading Yoga With Adriene: A Writer's Resolution . . . Again.
In the three and a half years that my husband and I have known each other, we've attended three funerals. Our fourth is tomorrow. As awful as it may sound, death is slowly becoming a regular acquaintance, like a strange, but well-meaning neighbor who stops by for dinner when there's nothing in the fridge but… Continue reading A Eulogy for Burnt Cookies