The Shoals Writers Guild

***Rescheduled to August 21.*** The Shoal Writers Guild of Florence, Alabama has invited me to speak at their meeting on June 26th! The Shoals Writers Guild is an educational guild for published authors and writers seeking publication. Each month, they host two speakers at their meeting: an author and a community professional. You can learnContinue reading “The Shoals Writers Guild”

10 Common Formatting Mistakes

Professional book interiors require more than software. Typesetting is the arrangement of text and images for publication, commonly known as formatting. It’s an art form that requires knowledge and experience. Software applications like Word, Vellum, and Amazon’s Kindle Create do offer indie publishers DIY alternatives, but even the best ones don’t prevent mistakes. If youContinue reading “10 Common Formatting Mistakes”

Midnight Sun

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge Midnight Sun is here! Several years ago, Stephenie Meyers began writing a version of the first Twilight book from Edward’s perspective. But when itContinue reading “Midnight Sun”

5 Picture Book Mini Reviews

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge Do you enjoy picture books? It’s wonderful when words and illustrations come together to tell a story. Even better when the story leaves anContinue reading “5 Picture Book Mini Reviews”

16 Influential Books (or Authors)

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge Some books teach. Some books tell a story. But what do they all have in common? They all inspire and inform their readers. BelowContinue reading “16 Influential Books (or Authors)”