My First Thrillerfest

Two days after we returned from New Mexico, I took off for my first Thrillerfest in NYC. I can’t say enough good things about the entire experience – this is my new favorite writers’ conference!    CraftFest takes place for a day and a half before Thrillerfest proper begins. CraftFest sessions are generally taught by a single author, and/or focus on a single topic. It is such a Read more […]

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Roswell Revisited

Over the 4th of July weekend, I returned to Roswell, NM for the annual UFO Festival. Not knowing what to expect, I was most surprised by the wholesome, small town atmosphere of the festival. It seemed as though every local business was participating including the chamber of commerce and the beauty school. More than a dozen experts and authors were in attendance, speaking about their books and research Read more […]

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Getting a book out the door

So that NaNo novel? I finished the first draft of 93K words in 7 months. That might seem like a long time, but it was the fastest I’ve written a novel so far. This month my YA heist novel went through three rounds of revision and then I sent it to beta readers and a freelance editor. What I know now, because patterns, it that early revisions are the grouchiest time in my writing cycle. Read more […]

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