Story Seedlings is coming back in October 2017!

Story Seedlings is a one month membership to an online writing community in which we will work to write 22 scenes of a story. Monday through Thursday we will focus on a different story element including, but not limited to: character, setting, conflict, theme, point of view, resolution as well as tips, tricks and techniques on dialogue, tension, word choice, figurative language and those intangible X FACTORS our favorite authors all seem to be able to wield. Fridays will be dedicated to free writing any aspect of your project you choose and weekends are designated for rest and catching up. You will also get the opportunity to hang out virtually with some pretty awesome word nerds and make some new writing friends. ($75)

If you are interested, email me at to save your spot! 



Word Nerd Amanda Zieba even writes about writing!

The Power of  Little Free Libraries for Indie Authors

As I reflect on the launch of my most recent book, I noticed that many aspects of sharing my words with the world remained the same. The typical author paranoia was present. The prolific social media posting was also there. And of course there was the incredible sense of accomplishment that overshadowed all the worries as I held the finished product in my hands.But the one thing that was different this time around was the mention of Little Free Libraries. 

6 Promotion Strategies for a Self-Published Author

About a year ago I found myself attempting to swim through unknown waters. I made the plunge into the self-publishing world. But now what? I have never taken a marketing class. I do not have a wise council of advertising experts to turn to for advice. I spend all day teaching twelve year olds. So what do I do with the hundreds of books sitting in my basement? Here are six ways I chose to get the word out there about my books and launch a moderately successful book promotion plan.