Fun Photo Friday: Post-It Plotting

pile of colorful post-it notes for story plotting

When plotting out a book, trying to interweave numerous plot lines into a chronology and story arc that make sense can bring on a brain cramp! Enter the Post-Its, those humble little slips of paper that have organized many a disheveled thought process. I found my pile of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Post-Its when I … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Post-It Plotting

Fun Photo Friday: HAHG Business Card!

business card of book cover for horseshoes and hand grenades

OK, I know that this Friday's Fun Photo may not be deemed "fun" by all. But I can't look at my new business cards for Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, which comes out September 27th, without smiling. The cover of my book in miniature form is just so darn cute. Yes, I have a thing for … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: HAHG Business Card!

Defining Success for A Novel

How do you define success for a novel? I expect the answer differs for readers and authors, but maybe not as much as you would think. Whichever hat I'm wearing, I want the novel to entertain and to provoke thought. I have additional goals for Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, as I say in this recent … Continue reading Defining Success for A Novel

Fun Photo Friday: Sensitive Squirrel

squirrel hugging flower from clima extremo

This awww-inducing photo of a sensitive squirrel being soothed by a flower, or perhaps he's communing with the blossom, was posted by Clima Extremo on its Facebook page. I found it by way of Lions, Tigers and Hamsters. Find them both on Facebook, at @ClimaExtremo and @LionsandTigersandHamsters, respectively. Clima Extremo monitors extreme weather -- no … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Sensitive Squirrel

Clinton Item/Worcester Telegram Previews “Horseshoes”

newspaper article on sexual harassment novel

Thanks to my local paper, The Item, for writing up a very nice overview of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, which also ran in the Worcester Telegram. (Although, can I say, one never knows how much forehead one has until you see a photo cropped this closely, haha!) Following is the text of the article, or … Continue reading Clinton Item/Worcester Telegram Previews “Horseshoes”