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Kirkus Got my Book Noticed
After over 20 years sending work to literary magazines and winning prizes for my stories and novel in progress, I still didn’t have an agent. I was not getting any ...
An Essential Stepping Stone to a Captive Audience
I plunged into the world of self-publishing in 2012 after many years of frustrating encounters and near successes with the traditional publishing industry’s arcane system. I hired a well-respected editor ...
A Review that Carries Weight (and Got me a Book Deal)
Writing is like life. You must practice it as an experiment for yourself and as a service for others. I dedicated over five years to researching and writing The Sworn ...
Alternate Bards
With my first book, Shakespeare’s Dark Lady: Amelia Bassano Lanier, I quickly found out that getting reviews is a tricky business. Journals have many criteria for the books they review ...
Chick Lit Isn't Dead
My road to becoming an indie author was a long and winding one. Ultimately, my husband’s stage-four battle with cancer shook me to the point where I no longer wanted ...