September 24, 2017

If you are anything like me you have wondered about the value of Writer’s Retreats. And if you are a notorious tight-wad like me, you especially wonder if they are worth it. 
When I learned that there was a retreat only 30 miles from my home, that cost only $65 and inc...

May 26, 2017

While I've been quiet online, my keyboard has been humming. This past year I've been hard at work on two new projects. One of them is the real-life true story of Tommy Garcia. Tommy was "adopted" by a famous and very wealthy cult when he was a child. His mother gave To...

June 5, 2016

 

When I first started out as a journalist in 2000, computers were around, the internet was around, but none of my articles were ever posted online. They went out on paper only.

I wrote my very first article at a weekly called the Charlotte Shopping Guide. The story was...

April 4, 2016

 

With one week to go before my scheduled talk at the Wynnefield Library I embarked on a journey to learn more about the real Father Divine. When I was writing my novel I relied on publicly available pictures of the past and online accounts of the history to try to add...

March 27, 2016

I'll be virtually everywhere tomorrow, with my new book, The Divine Hotel.

As many of you know the Saints books launched with very little fanfare and built a readership base overtime. For my newest book I'm signed with a publisher which means I have people. These people...

March 5, 2016

 

On February 20th I gave a presentation to teh Delaware Valley Chapter of Sister's in Crime and was innundated with questions, and some pretty great offers from the crowd. One of the women there runs a blog and we chatted on how to sell more books. She did a brief writ...

March 1, 2016

Interview number 1000 and I was sitting on the other side of the table. For years, I've interviewed everybody from your neighborhood tire guy to State Senators, but the other day I was on the other side of one of my first interviews, with somebody recording my every wo...

December 19, 2015

 

 

Sometimes writers need a little something to prime the pump when they are writing. In my case it depends on the scene I am writing in the story. I have gone so far as to light candles and dim the lights when I need a little romance. Though, what helps me more than an...

November 26, 2015

 

Kindle Scout holds an awesome promise, a great publishing contract and amazing marketing, but so far marketing for the program is as exhausting as a marathon.  I was on the fence about whether or not to try it out when I came across a blog by Martin Crosby on...

November 22, 2015

The Divine Hotel is about to go up in front of the judges in a fight for a spot as America's next top novel.

The grand prize guarantees fame, riches, household name recognition, and a movie deal. Oh, no wait I'm thinking of the real American Idol. What I'm going into is...

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