On February 1st, twenty-three popular authors including NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors, unveils the ROMANCE GEMS, a wonderful new group blog where the focus is on Readers. Each of us will have an assigned day to blog. You can catch my posts on the tenth of every month. Looking for conversations about Life, Love, Books,… Continue reading Meet the Romance Gems – Enter to win a FREE Kindle Fire!
The 25th annual 2019 NECRWA Conference will be held this April in Burlington, MA and there are only two more days to register with the early-bird price. If you're a romance author, you should definitely check out this conference (especially if you're in the New England area.) Workshops specifically geared towards romance authors include: how… Continue reading 2019 NECRWA Conference – Early-bird Registration
Hey all! I've dropped a few hints on social media that I was working on a holiday novella for NaNoWriMo which is set within the Harper Sisters universe. Secret Gifts follows Jackie and Tom, who are two side characters you may remember from the first book. This picks up a little over one year… Continue reading Secret Gifts (A Holiday Novella)
A number of authors have contacted me recently asking how I keep finding author events to attend. I'll admit, it's challenging and I'm by no means an expert. Just last month I was actively planning my calendar for the next year and noticed there were four main events that were already closed and wait listed.… Continue reading Finding Author Events
BIG NEWS! I'm thrilled to announce that Secret Need has won The Book Designer e-Book Cover Design Award for August 2017! Joel Friedlander has been running this contest for years now and I've always found his critiques to be insightful. It's one of the best resources available for an author wanting to learn more about… Continue reading The Book Designer August 2017 Cover Contest
Check out my interview with Katie Li, author of Somewhere in Between. Where we discuss the challenges of writing a second book, making a good bad guy, and sharing personal opinions as an author. Writers On Writing: Interview with Satin Russell (Part 2!) http://bit.ly/2eTnUv7 Also, be sure to sign up to her awesome bi-weekly e-zine… Continue reading Writers on Writing (Part 2)
I hope today finds you with a good book and a comfy place to read it! And don't forget, you can always pick up a copy of Secret Need, as well!
I've spent these last few months pushing hard to finish Secret Need, the second of the Harper Sisters Trilogy. I'll admit, writing this second book has been a real struggle. It's taken me twice as long to write and caused me four times as much mental anguish. This is partly because I feel like I've… Continue reading Revision Trenches
Ahhh, Autumn! Don't you just love the fall season? The air is crisp, the leaves begin to change, apples and pumpkins abound...and you're reminded that NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. What's that? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? NaNoWriMo (or NaNo, for short) is an acronym that stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's an international event where thousands… Continue reading Why NaNo?
This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to a book launch party for Last Goodbye by Laurel Ostiguy. I met Laurel at the Newburyport Maritime Days festival when she and her family stopped by the Newburyport Writers booth back in May. You know that feeling when you instantly connect with someone you've just… Continue reading 5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community