Author Life Month

February was Author Life Month over on Instagram and Twitter. I decided to post the photos—and captions about the photos—from my feed onto my blog. I didn’t post every day,  but I tried. My favorite day was “Challenge Overcome.” It made me realize that every person struggles to be creative. Everyone has the same doubts…

Death in Writing

This past week has reminded me about the frailty of life. I started writing this blog post about how to capture death in our writing two weeks ago, before some of my favorite people in the entertainment industry passed away. Also, my husband’s childhood friend passed away suddenly and we went to the funeral over…

Featured Books Friday!

Here we go again with Featured Books Friday! Click here, here, or here for other great book blurbs I’ve had in the past. You are welcome to share—in the comment section of this blog—your name, book, purchase link, and a 500 word blurb or scene from your novel. You are welcomed and encouraged to share…

Featured Books Friday!

The kick off to Featured Books Friday was awesome last time! Thank you to all who participated and purchased books. Please check it out if you want by clicking HERE. I will be doing the same thing this week. In the comments put the title, your name, genre, and purchase link along with a blurb…

Featured Book Friday!

Today is my first installment of Featured Book Friday! Every Friday, authors can post in the comments below with a blurb or a scene of less than 500 words, along with one purchase link. I love all genres: Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Mystery, Memoir… you name it. I only ask that your book doesn’t contain extreme…

Branding… are we cattle or something???

“Step right up and let me assess your brand,” said the man in front of the velvet frosted counter. He tipped his top hat at me and then the magician at the eclectic carnival waved his magic wand. I responded, “okay.” Because, well, who doesn’t want to know what in the world our brand is….

Catching Up with Tara Mayoros

I love doing interviews with other authors and bloggers. Here are some in-depth Q&A about my novel and the writing process. Thank you Dana R. Lynn!

Research Before the Internet – Interviews!

Often times I circle into a tornado of research. I love it! Hours later, I find my footing again and tackle writing armed with dizzying details to help breathe more life into my story. I remember as a child interviewing my Grandmother for a school report. As I sat with her for hours and hours…

You Are Here

Last weekend I attended a writers conference. My favorite class was not about the writing craft, or marketing, or platforms, or press releases, etc. It was called, “I’ve achieved my dreams, so why am I so miserable?” It was very opportune for me, and kind of changed my way of thinking. The reason is because…