Jim Butcher Coming to Authors Combat Academy 2017

Yep, that’s right. Jim Butcher is a solid for Authors Combat Academy 2017. Held each spring in Nashville, it’s a trip just waiting to be epic. What is the Authors Combat Academy? It is THE authority on writing and fighting. This is not a conference for authors made up of panels with other authors. This … More Jim Butcher Coming to Authors Combat Academy 2017


Thanks, D. James, for the nomination! D. James and I go back to a creative commons project that was pretty fun. The rules are: Link back to the person who tagged you. (That would be D. James Fortescue tagged in my opening line.) Answer all 11 of their questions. Nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than … More LIEBSTER! Twist.

The Author Wars

Several years ago, I read a collection of essays titled The Mommy Wars. It gave a deep perspective about the judgement that stay-at-home moms and working moms dump on each other. And we do. The essays really resonated with me because I’ve been both. Most recently, I’ve been a stay-at-home-previous-professional-turned-author. The point is that both sides feel … More The Author Wars

Critique 101

Authors have a love/hate relationship with those who are willing to critique their work. We love the help, but as soon as we see those highlighted sections with comments, we have flashbacks of the English teacher with the bad breath who never seemed to look past that comma we forgot. As authors giving others feedback, … More Critique 101