First Novels and Childbirth

Finding a publisher for a book seems like the ultimate goal for an author. In the past year, I Stork 2was doing exactly that. Then I discovered what authors must do during the months leading up to their baby’s arrival.

It’s no secret that I have a first mystery novel launching in November, 2014, from Five Star Publishing, called Three May Keep a Secret. I wrote about that in a previous post and looked back at 2013. Now it’s time to look ahead. Seriously, giving birth to a novel is… Continue reading

The Optimistic Novelist

Part One 2013

The website guru who runs Mostly Mystery, Linda, has given us several topics to write about this month, two of which are the past year and the present year in our writing lives. I can do that. However, my 2013 writing year needs a little prior information leading up to it.

I had so much fun writing my memoir in 2010 that I decided maybe I could write a novel. The fact that several of my friends and acquaintances have unpublished novels in their attics and basements did not slow me… Continue reading