It’s such a well-known saying, it’s cliche. Never judge a book by its cover. Yet we all do it. Even authors. Even avid readers. Perhaps those avid readers are especially prone to doing it. Why does this judgment of a book’s cover matter? Book covers, especially genre book covers, are formulaic. They follow a pattern. … More The Importance of Book Covers
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Blogs. The list of social media is never-ending. It’s so easy to connect in today’s internet information age. Yet some of us – the quiet, observant, seemingly standoffish introverts – still have trouble making friends and finding new connections. I’m one of those people. Yes, I know. Quite cliché for a writer … More Monday Musings – On Being An Introvert
My area has been broiling for the last few days under a heat advisory. Yesterday topped out around 94ºF (34ºC) and 60% humidity. That put us at a heat index somewhere around 110ºF. Very, very hot! Unfortunately, farm work still has to be done in spite of the heat. I drank plenty of water, yet … More Monday Musings – It’s Hot!
It’s that time of year – time for travel and fun and families…and not necessarily all of those together! I’ll be on vacation for the next 2 weeks. Once again, I’ll be in Northern California for our annual Fourth of July campout and family reunion. I’ll be avoiding everyone and trying to get some writing … More Monday Musings – Vacation is Imminent
This weekend I celebrated one year since I first hit publish on a book I had written. In honor of that first achievement, I released my third book this weekend as well. It’s been quite an eventful year.