The Sleepless Nanny is FREE

My first novel, The Sleepless Nanny is free to download this week on I wrote this book a long time ago and shelved it for almost as long. Then, with the arrival of the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, I unleashed it on the world in 2011. I wrote about that long lull here. Since... Continue Reading →

Multiple POVs: Keeping it real

My first book The Sleepless Nanny, was written in the first-person from the protagonist's point of view. It's basically the easiest, most natural way to write, and a good place to start for beginning writers. When I began writing my first mystery/crime novel I knew I wasn't going to write it in the first person... Continue Reading →

Why is this book taking so long to write?

My first novel, The Sleepless Nanny, took nine months to write. It wasn't a long book, or particularly complex. I wrote it for one hour each night, most of the time with a toddler on my lap. Second novel (Schooled)? Three months. Ditto with the third (Pwned). This, the fourth book, should be the quickest/easiest... Continue Reading →

Free Book Weekend!

I know posting on weekends is sort of like talking to yourself, but wanted to let readers know that my very first novel, The Sleepless Nanny is FREE all weekend.  Why THIS weekend? Because this marks the first anniversary of the death of my dear friend Paul Steed who liked my novel so much he... Continue Reading →

Is “easy to read” a good thing?

First of all, let me say that I have no quarrel with anyone who reviews my books. I love that a) you read my work and b) you took the time to review it. Having said that, there's one phrase in a review that I don't know how to feel about:  Easy to Read. "This... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Giveaway – Signed Copies of The Sleepless Nanny

I'm giving away three signed copies of my first novel through a Goodreads Giveaway. Entry is open through March 19, 2013. There are only a few printed copies in existence and you could win one of them. The cover art is by Paul Steed so it's a chance to own an image by the late... Continue Reading →

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