Dinner with James Dashner

My writing buddy, Marion Jensen (w/a Matthew Buckley), called me yesterday to invite me to dinner with James Dashner. James is quirky, kinda goofy looking, and more fun than jelly beans–come to think of it, he kinda looks like Mr. Bean! 🙂 Talking to him gave me...

Is there an end in sight?

I thought for sure I’d hear back from the publishers this month (it’s been over four months). So, far only one rejection and the month’s almost over. I’m not a very patient person, but I have found that ignoring this problem is the only way to...

Warning: don’t tick off pregnant women.

Especially when they’re 36 weeks pregnant. My husband and I dropped off our kids with my mother and got in our car to drive the six hour round trip to Rexburg Idaho to pick up our Quest SE (their top of the line) minivan from Smith Ford Mercury. The salesman,...

BelleBooks accepts “anything that’s good.”

I received my first rejection from my agent last week. I was completely surprised by the publishing house, BelleBooks. I googled them and was further surprised to see that they only take “Southern Fiction.” I write YA Fantasy. I asked my agent, Al Longden,...

Paying for Writer’s Conferences.

Not long ago, I blogged about the importance of attending writer’s conferences. Not only for gaining knowledge, but the all important networking. Some of you asked a few questions, and I’d like to answer them. 1. So how do you know when conferences will be...

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