Tips to Edit on a Budget

Every book should have a professional editor – perhaps even more than one. But when you’re a new author or you write for a hobby, your budget is probably not accommodating to most editors’ costs. Though I would encourage you to search extensively to find somebody within your price range, you do have options forContinue reading “Tips to Edit on a Budget”

Four-Legs, Spring, and Bunny Ears

Greetings, friends! It’s spring in Maine. (Or so the calendar says – brrrr.) Baby goats are on the ground, the first litter of baby bunnies has been weaned, the second will be arriving next month, and lots of exciting news is just on the horizon . . . (Can’t announce it all today, but stayContinue reading “Four-Legs, Spring, and Bunny Ears”

Kiera COVER REVEAL

Kate Willis is re-launching her book Kiera on May 11th. And along with some cool bonuses (stay tuned), it has a super sweet new cover! But before we get to that . . . Blurb Kiera’s life is pretty simple—garden, hang out with her best friend, babysit little Jade, and finish up homeschool highschool. ButContinue reading “Kiera COVER REVEAL”

Single Story Line Challenge!

I’m taking on the Single Line Story Challenge! I won’t even call it a tag, because it is definitely a challenge and requires thinking fast. Let’s go! Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you. Thanks, Lily! Rule 2: Write 5 single line stories that fall under any of these genres (you pick which ones).Continue reading “Single Story Line Challenge!”

What Makes You a Writer?

What makes you (or me) a writer? News Flash: It’s not the number of followers you have on Instagram. It’s not the amount of sales you’ve made on Amazon. It’s not the reviews you plead with readers to leave, or the glowing report from your grandmother. It’s not the comments on your blog. It’s notContinue reading “What Makes You a Writer?”

Caption Challenge WINNERS!

We had our first (in a while) Caption Challenge two weeks ago with this picture: And the winners are . . . . Flash Fiction: Kate! A ship sailing far awayCan’t see through the stormA shining light, beautiful and brightShining far awayTurn of tidesThe wind may slowWhen they turn their boat towards home,The light leavesContinue reading “Caption Challenge WINNERS!”

The Return of the Caption CHALLENGE

Yes! It is time to revive the Caption Challenge. We had so much fun with that a couple months ago, and I’m so happy to bring it back. So. Here’s how it works. I’ll share a photo, you come up with a six-word story AND/OR a bit of flash fiction (90 words or less) andContinue reading “The Return of the Caption CHALLENGE”

The Fine Art of Sticking With It

“Sticking with it” is an art I haven’t mastered yet. But I’m way better than I used to be! 😂 Seriously, though, I was thinking today about when I first came up with the idea for Fate of a Prince, my upcoming YA fantasy. I spent so much time outlining it, I was afraid I’dContinue reading “The Fine Art of Sticking With It”

When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .

Friends! I come bearing a book update! (Because I know you were all white-knuckled at the edge of your seats waiting for one….of course. 😂) So, yes, the title of this post is deliciously accurate. In about a week, I will be able to say I have officially written not one, but TWO books in aContinue reading “When You Write Two Books in One Year . . .”