Why do I write?

  I have a mousepad that reminds me every day, “Write the book you want to read.” It helps me stay focused on why I write – because I love it. It also reminds me that there are as many different stories to tell (or, there should be, otherwise that’s just called...

Author Interview with Doug Kurtz

I had a great time with Doug Kurtz, Write Life Coaching, talking about writing and self-publishing.  Yes, I was very nervous in the beginning, but Doug (with the help of a tiny glass of wine) helped put me at ease right from the start.  Before we knew it, an hour was...

Self-Publishing Author Interview

Self-publishing is becoming a successful choice for authors who want their work to be published but are either unable to get a traditional publishing house to recognize them, or would rather have more control than is allowed through traditional publishing.  When once,...

Happy National Author’s Day – November 1st

  Who knew there was a day dedicated exclusively to authors?  I didn’t, until just this minute (and shoot, there’s only 1/2 a day left).  The good news, is that we gained an hour today, so we writers get a little more time on the clock. The story...

Goodreads Giveaway

Hey, look at me, my first giveaway!  I’m giving away five paperback copies of Christmas Spirit on Goodreads. Now… does anyone know how to attach their widget thingy on my website as they suggest on the Goodreads page???  (“I’m a writer, Jim,...