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Themes, Titles, and Cover Art in Novels

With a new novel coming out soon, I’m thinking about themes, titles, and cover art. Self-publishing requires the author to wear a lot of different hats. Fortunately, I like hats. So I try on a lof of things for the metadata that wraps around my novel. Themes The Time Gatherer is the story of a […]

Posted in: novel writing, novels, time travel fiction, Writing, writing fiction, Writing life

Looking for ideas for new novels

Ideas for new novels seem to fall into my mind at the worst moments. In the middle of a meeting or phone call, falling asleep, watching television with my husband. He doesn’t love it when I suddenly stop paying attention to our murder mystery show and begin typing. But I’m now in that swampy creative […]

Posted in: publishing a novel, self-publishing, self-publishing fiction

The Business Side – Self-Publishing for Heroines, Part 4

Creating Your Author Business Plan Plan out yours steps for launching and advertising your new book. Phase it on a calendar of events for launch week and month, post-launch month, sustaining sales, discounts and giveaways. If you plan specific promotional efforts, you can calculate cost and project returns on your investment. Include a budget for […]

Posted in: Amazon fiction category, self-publishing, self-publishing fiction

Writing What We Choose – Self-publishing for Heroines, Part 3

Deciding to self-publish fiction is full of thorny questions. I’ve asked myself tough questions at every stage of creating a novel. Now I ask these thorny questions as early as developing a concept for a new story. These are discussions you might have with your agent if you traditionally publish. As an indie, you have […]

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Women’s Fiction Day 2020

Women’s Fiction Day is a day to celebrate stories, authors, readers, bookstores, and fans of women’s fiction. Women’s Fiction Writers Association. the founder of this international day, is offering a “Literary Treasure Hunt” — a BIG GIVEAWAY. I’m celebrating with a GIVEAWAY of my book to five readers. Email me at if you’d like […]

Posted in: love stories, love story, mystery, romance novel, time travel fiction

Time Travel Novels — Escape to Other Times

I love time travel novels that focus on love and mystery. Do you need a good read that lets you escape — lifting you out of your worries or concerns. Want to escape for a few evenings that’s romantic, adventurous, and emotionally satisfying? I know I need such stories right now. Here are three books I’ve read that combine all those elements — with a Youtube link to a song for each book!

Posted in: love stories, magical realism novels, romance novel, time travel, time travel romance novel

Ideas for Your Global Pandemic Self Isolation Reading List

As a public service, here’s a list of books for your global pandemic, self isolation reading — you are reading more now, aren’t you? They’re books I’ve enjoyed recently (though I wasn’t yet in self isolation). Time traveling, sister stories, romance, and mystery When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal — 5 stars.A poignant […]