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How Conferences and Workshops Changed My Writing Career

Growing up as a writer in Grand Cayman was a challenge, especially after leaving high school. Other than an English class at college, writing workshops or book fairs didn't exist in the traditional sense. Published authors were minimal and I couldn't go knocking on Dick Francis's door when he moved to the island. If I wanted [...]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Inspiration|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

4 Words that Changed My Life Forever

THE NEWS "We're moving to Florida!" Those were my husband words in February when he decided to get a new job. Although I knew the possibility of him getting a job outside of Grand Cayman was high, part of me hoped he would find one where we lived. When I first heard the words, panic struck [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Spreading the Passion

March 2-6 was reading week at my son's school. First Baptist Christian School invited me to read one of the books they were celebrating, and to speak with students about writing, being an author, and my experiences on the journey to publication. I attended Thursday the 5th, spoke with kids in grades 3-5, and had [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I like to torture people

Yes I said it! But, before you reach for the phone to dial 911 it's not what you think. Over the years, I've written poetry. Really bad poetry. Aside from my fellow classmates in high school and a few friends on Facebook, very few people have had the torture privilege of reading my works. Since April [...]

By | April 8th, 2014|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

3 tips for creating the perfect book cover

Book covers! Some authors love creating them whether that means using graphics or coming up with ideas. I float between loving it and running down the street screaming "no" at the top of my lungs. Why? Sometimes you get awesome ideas and other times you get zip! Deciding the first step is a challenge, so here are three tips to get [...]

Hate business plans? Do this instead

I'm all about the business plan, or so I thought until I stumbled upon these shorter, and a heck of a lot easier methods. Business Model Canvas Used mostly for quick product turn out, it works great as a summarized business plan. Business plans are time consuming, not to mention overwhelming, and if you haven't done [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |12 Comments

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in the Cayman Islands

Deadly Bloodlines is book one in my Deadly Series, and is set in the Cayman Islands where I live. But back to the book. A serial killer determined to repeat a murderous pattern that started twenty years ago. Years after leaving Cayman because of her notorious serial killer mother, Angel Mason returns as an inspector on [...]

Author Spotlight – Isabella Louise Anderson

Happy Friday! I'm SO excited to have a very special lady on my blog today. Isabella Louise Anderson. I've known her for many years although we've never met in person. She's sweet and bubbly, and just launched her first novel, THE RIGHT DESIGN. But first, she's going to share her tips for getting past writer's [...]

Happy Loving Day

Today is a monumental day for mixed couples. Loving Day-celebrated because of a ruling in 1967 that allowed mixed couples to marry. Interracial marriages have been around for years and only became illegal in the US in 1664, but making it illegal didn't stop people from continuing to get married. http://listverse.com/2011/01/25/10-fascinating-interracial-marriages-in-history/ In recent months, mixed couples appeared [...]

By | June 12th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |20 Comments

3 ways to use public speaking to promote your book

Public Speaking is a talent some people take to like a fish to water while others, like myself, had to work at it. My previous boss encouraged me to speak at meetings and events, however most times I chickened out and deferred to him. When he left the company I was forced to do speeches and [...]