Writing Conference Take-Aways

The first weekend in August, I attended the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon where I pitched my current WIP – a contemporary YA mystery novel. This week, I wanted to share my biggest Take-Aways, or what I learned from the conference. 1) Your...

Being a Beta

During the past two weeks, I have re-entered the world of being labeled with a Greek letter and become a Beta.  No, I have not rediscovered my inner sorority girl (though I can still proudly sing the Greek alphabet).  I have become a Beta reader.  This is the official...

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

A few weeks ago, my husband’s aunt sent me a handwritten letter.  I will be honest here – when I first received it, I opened it up, felt the thickness of the folded up yellow sheets, and inwardly groaned.  I wanted to have enough time to sit and read the entire...