Author

Finding Author Events

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

Secret Need

The Book Designer August 2017 Cover Contest

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

Author, Secret Need, Writing

Writers on Writing (Part 2)

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)

Books, Reading, Reviews

Happy National Read A Book Day!

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!  

Editing, Writing

Revision Trenches

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

Creativity, Writing

Why NaNo?

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?

Author, Life

5 Ways to Build Your Writing Community

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

Adventure, Author, Books, Reviews

Book Launch Party Re-cap

As you probably know from previous posts, I threw my first book launch party for Secret Hunger over the weekend, and I'm happy to say I think it went very well! I mentioned that I had two main fears going into the event. Either nobody showed up or too many people showed up and I planned poorly… Continue reading Book Launch Party Re-cap

Adventure, Author

Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

I know it's been a couple of weeks since I've written a post and I wanted to take a moment to talk about a few events that are coming up. First off, I'm holding a book launch party for Secret Hunger this weekend, Saturday June 13th from 12 - 3 PM. It's going to be held… Continue reading Book Launch Party and New England Author Expo

Author, Books

Secret Hunger Proof Copy!

https://youtu.be/-2129ij8eg0 I will probably write an actual post sometime later this week. But, for now - check it out! Okay, I'll admit, I got a little shiver when I opened the box and saw the physical copy of my book for the first time. Hopefully, no matter how many books I end up writing, I'll… Continue reading Secret Hunger Proof Copy!