Category Archives: The Blogging Life / The Writing Life

Swan Lake Samba Girl is Taking a Hiatus

Hi guys. I guess it’s obvious by now, since I haven’t blogged since September, but I’m going to need to put this blog on hiatus for a while. I’ve been working really long hours at my law job, and with … Continue reading

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Ballet Arizona’s SLEEPING BEAUTY, and Phoenix Society For the Arts Reads SWALLOW!

I feel so badly that I haven’t had time to write very much here lately. Writing doesn’t come close to paying the bills right now (will it ever??) so I do legal contract work, and I have a really time-consuming … Continue reading

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DOVE SEASON by Johnny Shaw & Cadillac Margarita

Still trying to figure out Tumblr… and Google+. Don’t know why they are so hard, especially when I have a ridiculous amount of blogging experience! Anyway, here is my latest post on my Tumblr blog, Literary Aperitif. If you’re a … Continue reading

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Sexy Kindle Party Reading

Broadcasting Live with Ustream.TV So, my reading Thursday evening is now archived on the Reading is Sexy Kindle Party ustream; I embedded it here. I’m the sixth reader on the list – out of eight. The readings were so diverse. … Continue reading

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Reading is Sexy Kindle Party!

This Thursday night I’ll be participating in the first ever (that I know of anyway) Kindle party. There will be a total of eight e-book authors, including acclaimed women’s lit writers Karen Cantwell and L.B. Gschwandtner. Audience members are encouraged … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday: Wedding Belle

For this week’s #SampleSunday, here’s an excerpt from Swallow‘s chapter eight, titled “Father Christian.” For a synopsis of the whole book, go here. I made it to the boutique only ten minutes late. Speed walking toward the glass-doored entrance, I … Continue reading

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I’m on the Lit Chick Show!

I’m very psyched to be this week’s guest on the Lit Chick Show, a wonderful Australian-based literary website, which stands for literary chicks, not chick lit :), and which has hosted interviews with people like Smashwords founder Mark Coker and … Continue reading

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Writers Cake!

How sweet is this cake! Last night was the annual Writers Room party, where all the books published by Writers Room members throughout the past year are honored. The Writers Room of NYC, by the way, is the oldest and … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday: Sophie’s First Day in Court

Hey everyone, So for this week’s Sample Sunday, I’m putting up the first part of Swallow‘s Chapter 3. This is where Sophie (a lawyer suffering from Globus Hystericus, the feeling of an imaginary ball lodged in your throat) has her … Continue reading

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SWALLOW is in Kindle Nation’s Indie Authors Hall of Fame

Was very pleased to see this! Especially when I’m having a kind of crappy day… And I’m right next to J.A. Konrath I’ve been meaning to read some of these books and just haven’t had the time, especially now that … Continue reading

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I’m Interviewed at Independent Publisher, Along with Evil Wylie!

I’m interviewed today at Independent Publisher magazine, the people who gave me my IPPY gold medal. This is the first interview where I was asked more detailed questions about how autobiographical the psychosomatic disorder aspect of Swallow was, and so … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Thanksgiving from North Carolina

So I went to North Carolina to visit my mom and cousin for Thanksgiving. I really needed to get out of New York for a while, as I’ve been developing a real love / hate relationship with the city for … Continue reading

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Paperback Dolls and Nutrackers

I have a guest post up today at the Paperback Dolls blog! They’re currently featuring New York authors and bloggers as part of their “Passport to New York” series. So, since I’m both, I talked about both my novel and … Continue reading

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I’m Interviewed at Smashwords Blog, Iranian Publishers, and SYTYCD Auditions

I am way behind on blogging again, you guys, and again I’m sorry. It seems like for the past year book issues always seem to be popping up to keep me from blogging. I’m several dance reviews behind and I … Continue reading

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Swallow Discounted for the Holidays

Just letting everyone know I was able to reduce the price of the paperback version of Swallow to $9.99 on Amazon. The price of the ebook is still 99 cents; Amazon and Kobo have it discounted to $.89. I intend … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Samba Girl is Best of the Web Pick on Become.com

How fun! This blog is featured on Become.com today as one of their weekly “Best of the Web” picks Thank you Become!

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Stacey Cochran’s Book Chatter Interview Is Up!

Here’s the Book Chatter interview I participated in last night! The show is hosted by popular Claws author Stacey Cochran, and the hour-long interview includes a total of five indie authors: Zoe Winters, R.J. Keller, P.A. Woodburn, Lynda Hilbrun, and … Continue reading

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I’m Going to be on Stacey Cochran’s Book Chatter Show This Friday, 10/22

So psyched – I’m going to be on popular Claws author Stacey Cochran‘s internet show, Book Chatter, this Friday, 10/22. The show begins at 9 p.m. EST. It’s live-streamed so you can participate if you want by going to the … Continue reading

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Blog Talk Radio Interview Today!

I’m going to be interviewed by Arizona author Leslie Kohler on her Blog Talk Radio show, “The Writer’s Inspiration,” today at 11 a.m. Phoenix time (PT), which is 2:00 p.m. EST. You can dial 347-945-7939 to listen in to the … Continue reading

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Thank You, English Person, Who Bought My Book and Put Me on the Map in the Amazon UK Store :)

Hehe, I am all giddy because I just made my first UK sale! This officially puts Swallow on the Amazon UK bookstore map since it now has a ranking – and believe it or not, is currently ranked number 2 … Continue reading

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A Psychologist Likes Swallow!

Swallow just received a very good review from a psychologist and top 10 reviewer on Amazon! I was a bit worried since the book is mainly about a psychological condition, and a psychologist is one of the main characters, so … Continue reading

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BRIEF BLOGGING BREAK

Hey you guys, I just wanted to let you know I’m in the process of re-modeling my website a bit. I should have the new site up very soon – I’m hoping the beginning of next week. At this time … Continue reading

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PLEASE PLEASE!

Hey you guys! I have the hugest favor to ask So my novel in e-book form has been climbing the Amazon best-seller charts, winning awards and getting good reviews. I’ve been told that if it continues with this success that … Continue reading

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KINDLE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

I am today’s interviewee on the new blog, Kindle Author, which is for people who are thinking about publishing their books via Kindle. I think it’s my longest interview yet and I blabber on and on about my own writing … Continue reading

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DRIVE-THRU INTERVIEW, AND SWALLOW MAKES LEGAL THRILLER BEST-SELLER LIST ON AMAZON

Today I have a short, “drive-thru” interview on fabulously wonderful indie author Jenna Elizabeth Johnson’s blog, Hello Kruel, Kruel World. I met Ms. Johnson on the Kindleboards, where I’ve connected with a number of really kind and supportive indie authors. … Continue reading

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I WRITE LIKE … NABOKOV?!

I write likeVladimir Nabokov I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Okay, I’m having a bit too much fun with this, which I just saw on Galley Cat. When I put in a couple paragraphs from … Continue reading

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WHAT INSPIRES YOU? DANCERS AND CONVICTS OF COURSE!

There’s a short interview with me, about my book, up on Kipp Poe’s blog. I met Mr. Poe, an author, on the Kindleboards, which I’ve just recently found. If you have a Kindle, or have downloaded a Kindle app onto … Continue reading

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GUEST POST ON "PUDGY PENGUIN PERUSALS"

The wonderful Kaye, who writes the charming book blog Pudgy Penguin Perusals, has a rather long write-up on my book today, for which I am immensely grateful! I am really so grateful, beyond words, for all the bloggers who are … Continue reading

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MY FIRST AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Is up at A Moment With Mystee. That was really fun! Some of those questions I really had to think about. Thank you again to the wonderful Mystee Above photo taken from here.

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COMMENTS UPDATE

Okay you guys should be able to comment again! I deactivated the Disqus commenting system for the time being. I may or may not install the new plugin – still deciding on that. I’d switched to Disqus in the first … Continue reading

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