Meeting Mitch Albom Was A Dream Come True For This Indie Author

My Bucket List of Writers I Would Like To Meet (in no particular order) Elizabeth Gilbert (heard her talk; did not meet) Jeannette Walls (heard her talk; did meet) Mitch Albom (heard him talk; did meet) Charles Dickens (impossible; dead) Jane Austen (impossible; dead) Rosamunde Pilcher (elderly, no longer writing or traveling) Steve Martin (still working…

Book Launch – Day Two Promo

It’s been over 24 hours since the book launch, and since then, I’ve heard words of congratulations, encouragement, and a few people who say I inspire them to tackle their own writing projects. These sentiments couldn’t make me happier. I hope I’ve inspired others to write and publish. That makes my day! Because there are…

Book Club Visits Benefit Authors – Truly.

** Last week I had the pleasure of attending a local book club meeting, and I had the opportunity to mingle with readers of my novel, Beneath the Mimosa Tree, the first of three novels I have written and published. From the book club side, the benefits of having an author attend your book talk…

Book Giveaways for Inn Significant

There’s a first time for everything, ladies and gentleman. I’m still learning all the ropes for succeeding as an independent author, and it’s a constant learning curve. That said, I’ve set up my first BOOK GIVEAWAY ON AMAZON. If you follow the link below, you can enter to win by the 28th of February; I’m…

Happy 99 Cent Anniversary!

Good morning, friends! Today marks the two-year anniversary of the publication of “Beneath the Mimosa Tree.” I know, I know…this is OLD news. Yes, that may be true. But for me, it never will be old news. I won’t ever forget the way may hand shook as I hit the “publish” button and sent it…

Book Club Babes & The Night Circus

Back in November, I attended a book club meeting in Severna Park, my new-old hometown, where I was the guest author. These women were so wonderful and supportive of “Beneath the Mimosa Tree,” and our hostess that evening, Molly, along with her cousin, Liane (who grew up in the same neighborhood I grew up in…

Odds & Ends, Updates, Books & Joe Flacco

There was a lot of excitement this week… It all started Monday night, when ABC2’s THE LIST featured BENEATH THE MIMOSA TREE on the show. It was a thrill to see the piece come together. Many thanks go to Steven, Nicki, Suzette, and my husband for helping this come to fruition. This week also marked…

Book Clubs & BookFest

Last night I spent a delightful evening with a group of women in Clarksville who’d read “Beneath the Mimosa Tree” as its book club choice. They couldn’t have been more lovely, supportive, and inviting. We talked a little about the plot, but mostly about what it takes to be a self-published, independent author. I told…

Trifecta

I have three quick words of thanks in today’s very short, but humble, blog post. First, thank you to last night’s book club. What a welcoming group they were, and my one thought when I walked out the door was, they are lucky to have each other. What a supportive, kind, and sweet group of…

Book ‘Em Danno: Making New Friends Through Book Club Visits

The support I’ve received for “Beneath the Mimosa Tree” has been overwhelming. From former students writing and publishing articles about the novel in local newspapers, to friends emailing me about how much they enjoyed it, to people recommending the book on Facebook or Goodreads, to book clubs asking me to attend their meetings, it’s been…