Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Jorge

The best villains are the ones you love to hate and hate to love.  George Wickham was that villain in Pride & Prejudice.  As I played with modernizing him, I needed to find a way for him to manipulate people to pity him.  Wickham is the master of playing to pity.   I realized he isRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Salem, MA 2017

One project I quietly work on is my Northanger Abbey modernization that I might be co-writing with a friend.  We are turning it into a story about modern ghost hunting and haunted home fans.  New England, and Massachusetts specifically, is a great place to do this kind of research because our communities are so old. Read more

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Buying the New Releases! Where and prices!

With all my focus on NaNoWriMo, I haven’t been able to do much promotion of the Modern Persuasion audiobook and my first published anthology: A Little More Modern Persuasion.  Today that changes.  Let’s do a deep dive into what these options are! The Modern Persuasion audiobook is available on three platforms; Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Read more

The Loss of an Old Friend

I found out an old friend, from the days of my depression, passed away from a rare form of cancer. She wasn’t even 40, if I remember her age correctly. I had been thinking a lot about her lately, but we haven’t spoken since about 1999/2000. In fact, I don’t even know if she wouldRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2018 Reflection

It was a crazy November this year.  This NaNoWriMo was probably my most productive ever.  Yes, I did hit the 50,000 word goal, but that’s not really a challenge for me.  Today I’m going to reflect on the goals I set for myself in November, how they evolved, and what comes next. I had threeRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Colin Collins

It’s time to get back to Phi Alpha Pi and the characters you are going to meet when you read it.  Mr. Collins is the biggest buffoon in all of Austen’s works, at least in my opinion.  I struggled to think of what type of man he would be in the 21st century.  I didn’tRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: Making A Mess of Sex Scenes

There are only a few days left, but I’ve officially won NaNoWriMo!  It happened suddenly on Saturday when I realized I had forgotten to update word counts a few times.  Like 10,000 words worth of forgotten updates.  A huge chunk of those words made up three sex scenes.  Today I want to share my historyRead more

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are just a little less than a week away from Thanksgiving here in the US! I will be taking off the next week and a half to spend time getting ready for and enjoying the time with my family.  I hope you do too!  When I post again, it will probably be with newsRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: When All Your Plans Change

I think most people who have heard me talk or read this blog long enough to get to know me know I’m very goal oriented.  A friend, who has since passed away, often complained that I was so goal oriented that I rarely stopped to enjoy my success before I was on to the nextRead more

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Coming Before 2018: Audiobook and A Little More…

I am super excited about this.  It has been nearly 6 months since Modern Persuasion was released and it has been a whirlwind of activity.  I have learned so much about publishing in this time.  Surprisingly, I have learned a lot about me as well… like that I’m not great at face-to-face marketing.  There isRead more