As we approach the conference season for authors, with RT and RWA close by, the question about SWAG always pops up. Authors want to be able to share our work with readers and give away products that readers will like, and also remember us. With the thousands of books and authors available, marketing products […]

April 26, 2017

Writing Wednesday: Let’s Talk About Author Swag…

  I just returned from Apollycon – a big author signing held in Orlando, Florida. I was lucky to not only meet many author friends I never get to see, but also beloved readers who remind me of why it’s so damn cool to be a writer. When a reader approached with fifteen of my […]

March 28, 2017

Thoughts on Author Signings and Write Naked…

  I have two paralyzing fears in my life. The first is spiders. The second is public speaking. Even when I was young, I was terrified of spiders, no matter how small. I’d have nightmares about one crawling in my bed at night, and always made sure my sheets or blankets never touched the floor. […]

September 22, 2016

How Fear Can Make You A Better Writer…

Vegas wrecked me. It pretty much wrecked every single author who attended the RT conference. In long lines as I was signing books, every single person blinked from tired eyes, saying the same thing. “It’s great, but I’m SO tired.” or “I’ve never felt so drained in my life!” or “That strip club was amazing—did […]

April 21, 2016

Vegas #RT16 and the Business of Writing…

Vegas, baby. A dream come true for me. I’ve never been and always wanted to visit the famed Sin City. Now I get to combine it with one of the best conferences of the year – the Romantic Times – where I’ll be able to meet readers, teach workshops, talk on panels, sign books, and […]

April 8, 2016

Vegas, Baby!