The joy of sale-priced eBooks

I posted our sale news to Jane Started It this morning -- just in case my reading friends have, you know, unused Amazon gift cards lying around! Merry Christmas, happy reading, and thank you, sincerely, for your encouragement and support. Wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading! What could be better? For your quiet holiday moments, … Continue reading The joy of sale-priced eBooks

The company we keep …

I'm not a fan of name-droppers, no. Growing up, I was around plenty of them. I was raised in the greater Los Angeles area; our semi-rural community was within easy commuting distance of "beautiful downtown Burbank." Burbank is not glamorous, but it ought to be. Movie and television studios such as Disney, NBC, Worldwide Pictures, … Continue reading The company we keep …

Day 24: Book Signing and the Contact High

Today's prompt wants to know all about my first book signing. So I'm taking you on a smiling trip down memory lane. I was invited to sit at the author's table at the annual general meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. The year was 2010 and the host city was Portland. And … Continue reading Day 24: Book Signing and the Contact High

Day 19: Meet Robin Helm, bibliophile

That's what today's prompt asks for: a "true bibliophile." I didn't have to go far to find one because my blogging pal fits the bill nicely. In Robin Helm's own words, here is how an avid reader comes to be. <><><> Reading has fascinated me since I was old enough to understand words. I am the … Continue reading Day 19: Meet Robin Helm, bibliophile

Day 4: Role models and mentors

Gaining a ready-made audience is one of the wonders of an on-line fan fiction forum. There is nothing quite like pushing that "Post" button and having a chapter go "live" for all the world to see. How grateful I am for readers who took the time to give feedback and encouragement, especially in those early … Continue reading Day 4: Role models and mentors