As many of you know, I’ve been talking about my new mystery/suspense novel for months. Many of you have wanted to read it and have asked about doing so. Today is the day! Launch day means the book is now available at all online book sellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, KoboBooks. For me […]
Archives for November 2014
6 Tips for Writers on How Not to Multitask
I know you’ve been advised to turn off the internet. But do you do it? Are you still getting your email notifications and Facebook notifications and your Twitter stream as you work? Please tell me you are not. My answer to the oft asked question can writers multitask is no. Maybe you can, and I’m […]
Blog Tour–Clock Strikes Midnight
Starting November 24, I will begin a virtual blog tour. Guess what you can join me at every stop! Click To Tweet If you do, and you comment on the blog, you have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. How about that? So, why not check in with me every day starting […]
The Cat’s Meow–Cozy Mystery for Cat Lovers–Mew is for Murder
Recently I read a delightful cozy mystery by Clea Simon. The book, Mew is for Murder #mystery #books #cozy Click To Tweet This is the first in the Theda Krakow series. Theda is a freelance journalist. She’s also a cat lover and owner. The story is about Theda’s discovery of the body of a “cat” lady. […]
Starke Dead, an Oddly Delicious Recipe, and a Cookbook FREE Today!
Today, I welcome as my guest blogger Conda V. Douglas. She is not only sharing a bit of her story but also a wonderful recipe. What fun! Thank you, Joan, for this opportunity. Hi everyone. I’m Conda V. Douglas, the author of the Starke Dead cozy mystery series. The first in my series is out […]
Grammar Headaches–Grammar Tips…
All writers deal with the strange behavior of the English language. Most of us know the basic rules. But there are some grammar headaches that force me to look up the correct usage over and over. Sometimes even after I take a peak in my handy-dandy grammar guide, I’m still confused. Here are a two […]
November is National Novel Writing Month–Tips to Meet the Challenge
As we enter the month of November (good grief, already 10 days gone), I know most of you are thinking about what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner or what to buy for Aunt Mary on Black Monday. Right? Me, I’m thinking about writing novels. I just learned that this month is National Novel Writing Month […]
Anthony Melchiorri’s The God Organ–Guest Post and Giveaways!
We are hosting Anthony Melchiorri on his virtual blog tour organized by Goddess Fish Touring Company. Anthony will also be giving away a $20 gift card and an autographed copy of his book The God Organ. Visit as many tour stops as you can, register to win and comment! See the banner below for tour stops and […]
Video Tip: When do I use a plot outline to write my books?
In this video I admit to being a Pantser in writing fiction and an Outliner in nonfiction. What about you? Do you write differently depending on your genre? Join me on 11/25 for our Facebook Launch and with prizes and giveaways every 15 minutes.