My Summer Office

I officially moved into my ‘summer office’ today. This is the view from my floor-to-ceiling ‘window’: That’s right–I’m out on the back deck. And it was a total surprise, because it’s supposed to rain buckets today. Instead, it was sunny enough to get a bit more of the lawn cut with the reel-mower and...

Tuesday Guest Tickle: Second Skin by Genna Donaghy

Genna is a member of my critique group and a fantastic friend and beta reader. She’s just signed a contract with Musa Publishing for her first novel Second Skin. Second Skin is a thriller detective story with LGBT elements in it and a fun twist on the genre. In celebration of the contract, I...

This is exactly what we were talking about in Before You Hit Send this week

http://pcwrede.com/blog/what-you-do-right/ When I think about it, I got a good grounding in basic grammar in junior high, which disappeared in high school, as we began focusing more intently on Shakespeare and reading novels. But, unlike Ms. Wrede, I had a teacher in Grade 12 who was incredibly enthusiastic about creative writing. We had weekly...

Goodreads Sneak Preview and Outtake

The stories will start going up on Goodreads in about a week. We don’t have a schedule yet, but that adds to the fun and surprise of it all. Last Friday I posted the first part of Sign of Spring in my thread. This week, I posted the first half of an outtake from...

Bite Me Tender has a home!

Just sent back my acceptance this morning. Assuming the contract passes muster (and I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t), Levi and Glyn should see the light of day for more than just my beta readers. Details, obviously, to follow. My summer now looks something like: Sign of Spring: maybe June Nuts About You: maybe...