With a little help from our friends

With a little help from our friends

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that a lot of people have been stricken by really bad luck this year? Maybe it’s the same every year, but it seems to have hit a disproportionate amount of people I know in 2018. Illness, death, unnatural and natural...
IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

IWSG: How to get your novel in bookstores, part II

Welcome, dear writers. As promised, here is the continuation of last month’s post, Making friends with booksellers. This month, the stellar advice is courtesy of Maryelizabeth Yturraide and R.J. Crowther Jr., both from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California....
IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

IWSG: Making friends with booksellers

It’s an old saw that if you want to be a writer, you must do two things: write a lot and read a lot. I’ll add one more to the list if you want to be a successful writer: build relationships. As a writer, some of the most beneficial relationships you can...
Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Slaughter time

Life has been very busy lately. I was extremely honoured to host a chat with bestselling thriller author Karin Slaughter at her double book launch in Winnipeg, Canada, last night. Karin was down to earth, witty, and fun. It was awesome to meet her in person and ask...
IWSG: Social media scandals

IWSG: Social media scandals

I thought social media was really fun in the beginning. People posted cute pics of their pets, or maybe what they’d cooked for dinner that night. You were able to connect with old friends you hadn’t seen since high school (if you wanted to) and keep in...
IWSG: The surprising benefits of insecurity

IWSG: The surprising benefits of insecurity

We’re often led to believe insecurity is a bad thing. (We even have a support group for it.) But the truth is, sometimes insecurity can be a great thing. Often, it’s that nagging feeling of insecurity, that fear, which pushes us to grow, to improve our...