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Why I Now Choose to Be Indie Published

A few years ago, I write a post about why I chose to have my first two books traditionally published. Now with a couple books under my belt, I made a 180-degree turn and now choose to publish as an indie (self-published) author for the foreseeable¬† future. So why the change? In short, my needs … Read more Why I Now Choose to Be Indie Published

Into the Skin of Another: The Gift of Fiction

One of the great things about fiction is that we get to see the world through another’s eyes. We can slip into the skin of a Caribbean pirate, a bounty hunter in Jersey, a spaceship captain, a child dealing with cancer, a vampire, a person living in the ghetto, a circus animal trainer, or a … Read more Into the Skin of Another: The Gift of Fiction

A Light in the Dark

It surprises some people that know me personally that I write such dark, gritty, violent fiction. Because generally speaking, I’m a very upbeat, positive, nonviolent person. And I must admit, I have from time to time wondered what it is to draws me to this writing style. Healing Through Creativity A big part of it … Read more A Light in the Dark

Diversity in Fiction

People familiar with my writing know that the characters in my stories are diverse. The majority of my characters are women or girls. Many are gay, bisexual, and/or transgender. They run the gamut in terms of race and ethnicity. Some live with a disability or mental illness. The diversity of my characters is a deliberate … Read more Diversity in Fiction

The REAL Reason It’s Harder to Make a Living Writing

I read a lot of articles and blog posts about how it is so much harder to make a living writing now than it was a few decades ago. Most point the finger at “big, bad traditional publishers” who no longer pay big advances or take chances on emerging writers. Or they blame Amazon or … Read more The REAL Reason It’s Harder to Make a Living Writing