Author on the Couch: Brinda Berry

Author on the Couch: An Intimate Look Inside the Minds of Our Favorite Authors This week I’m conducting a session with Brinda Berry GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! Brinda is giving away the ebook collection of her Serendipity Series! And a signed paperback! At the end of the post, I’ll explain how to be eligible to...

Author On The Couch: Karin Shah

Author on the Couch: An Intimate Look into the Minds of Our Favorite Authors. Today I’m conducting a session with Karin Shah.   At the end of our session, I’ll provide instructions on how to win two copies of Karin’s newest novel HALFLING   Me: So Karen, tell me about an experience that had...

Neurotic Write Now: Why Are You Here?

I started reading this book… And it’s made me think about some things… Some things I’ve never thought about… Or never thought about in this particular way… So I’m going to share what I’m learning. I’m reading The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. He’s the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books....

Cheeky Critique: Myself

Today I’m posting a before and after of sorts. This is a scene ‘before’ I critiqued myself, then the same scene ‘after’. I’m posting this to show how scenes evolve after a critique. Feel free to offer your thoughts and suggestions! Blood Instinct (before) Kersey Ledger sat in the therapy circle with eleven other...

It Doesn’t Look Like Spring…

Spring officially starts tomorrow. But in Central Ohio it doesn’t look like spring. We’re in that between space where winter is over, but spring hasn’t begun. I can’t wait for the vibrant colors of daffodils and hyacinths. I can’t wait for the trees to bloom–redbuds and magnolias are so beautiful. I can’t wait to...

Sugar Plum Surprises

*This post is part of The 3 Seas Literary Agency Holiday Recipe Contest! You can find a link back to their Facebook Page at the bottom of the post.*   What could be better than a mere cookie? Not much…Except for a cookie with a surprise in the middle! Sugar Plum Surprises! I asked...

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! Oh, My!

What could be more awesome than pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! It’s a subtle twist on the normal. And so easy to make! Make your pumpkin pie like normal. Put it in a hot 425 degree oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, here’s how to create some magic…   Streusel...