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Cover Reveal: Until My Soul Gets It Right


The exceedingly talented staff over at Streetlight Graphics have been at it again. This time, they have created a beautiful new cover for the second edition of Until My Soul Gets It Right (The Bibliophiles: Book Two), which will be available soon.

Like the new A Whisper to a Scream, the new Until will also have bonus material featuring book club discussion questions and "Read Along with the Bibliophiles."

What do you think?

Cover Reveal: Whisper 2.0


I'm excited to share some great news with you today.

Streetlight Graphics and I have been working on second editions of both A Whisper to a Scream and Until My Soul Gets It Right. They will include bonus material, such as a Reader's Guide with book club discussion questions for my novels, as well as all of the classics the Bibliophiles read, plus new covers and custom interior designs for both the ebooks and the paperbacks.

Here's a sneak peek at the new cover for A Whisper to a Scream.

What do you think?

Woot! A Blog Award


Thank you so much to Lee Zamloch for giving Bibliophilic Blather a blog award last week, which was a lovely surprise on a Monday morning. Lee came up with eleven questions for the writers she mentioned, so here are my responses.

Why did you begin blogging?

I started blogging after I released my first novel, A Whisper to a Scream, when the conventional wisdom was that all authors should have blogs to build their platforms. I wanted to provide something that others might not, so I started “Editing for Grammarphobes” and “Flash Fiction Fridays,” which featured microfiction from writers of all genres. Unfortunately, it ate away at too much of my writing time, so I had to cut back a bit.  I will have some “Editing for Grammarphobes” segments sporadically throughout the year, though.

How long have you been a writer?

Eons, really. Since my sophomore year in college,1985, when I sold my first article to my local paper.

What is your favorite blog besides your own?

I …

Journalism Versus Fiction


“Then again, you wouldn’t be writing fiction if you were in love with journalism, either. Hey, everyone, let’s do some research! There’s a conversation-stopper.” —Victoria Mixon, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner’s Manual
I beg to differ, Ms. Mixon.

All writing, no matter what style, can be beneficial to writing fiction.

When I graduated college, I stopped writing fiction for awhile. I needed to live, to gain experiences so that one day I could create something more than the whiny self-indulgent blatherings of a new adult struggling to find her place in the world. Besides, that was Bret Easton Ellis' territory anyway. Didn’t want to intrude on Less Than Zero.

The stock market had crashed, and in 1987, much like today, jobs were scarce. I spent two years freelancing for anyone who would contract me, writing community feature stories, covering local town council meetings, penning a press release for Clown College (I kid you not), and even edi…