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January 3, 2017

Every year, before New Year’s Day, we like to take a look back and see where we started, how we progressed, and even where we may have dropped the ball at times. While some may say that 2016 was a tumultuous year filled with bitterness, rage, and insecurity, for this a...

June 28, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Books Signing Basics Part Four)

You’ve been invited to the dinner party, paced the floors in nervous anticipation, and now it’s finally time to take your seat. Over the last three weeks, we’ve talked about what an author should expect from...

June 21, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Book Signing Basics Part Three)

When my sister and I were just tiny tots, our family joined some visiting relatives at a popular restaurant here in town. Our cousin, sitting in her high chair, was more than merely boisterous for a two-year-...

June 13, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Book Signing Basics Part Two)

You’ve received your invitation to the party and you’re getting a seat at the table. You’re excited, eager even, and you can’t wait for the day to arrive. The actual book signing seems so far away: six months,...

June 6, 2016

(Getting a Seat at the Table: Book Signing Basics Part One)

 

So, you’re going to a book signing. I bet you’re excited, pumped with adrenaline and visions of long lines of readers just waiting to purchase a signed copy of one of your books. You have trouble sleeping at n...

May 9, 2016

Six years ago, Sarah found herself in a hostile work environment. The manager of her company was a controlling, domineering man who tried to insinuate his way into the nooks and crannies of his employees’ lives as if he had a right to control their personal time. If th...

August 10, 2015

Wow! New Orleans was a blast and we want to thank everyone who came out and saw us. From the moment we arrived it was a whirlwind of activity and excitement. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Superdome and, outside of housekeeping––they wanted to do as little as possible an...

April 20, 2015

It was a bender, all right, but not one that involved alcohol. Well, not more than the celebratory toast anyway. Still, I felt like I had been drinking all night long and when I woke the next morning, all I wanted to do was go right back to sleep. I’m not sure if other...