Recently I read an article that struck a chord with me entitled “This Is How To Increase Your Attention Span: 5 Secrets From Neuroscience”. The piece made the point that if you want to increase your attention span, you’ve got to stop multitasking as much as possible. While multitasking is often necessary in our fast.. read more →

In today’s technology age, it is essential to be on social media, whether it is a personal or professional account. From Facebook, to Twitter, to LinkedIn, to Pinterest, most of us have more than one of these social platforms. Each website serves a different purpose, which in turn, attracts a different type of user and.. read more →

For the tenth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, I will be taking a closer look at Empowerment. Empowering makes individuals stronger and more confident in their control of their lives. Being empowered allows a person to be able to stand up for their rights, what they deserve, and what is.. read more →

Merry Christmas! This time of year is the perfect time to reflect and show appreciation. Christmas is a time of giving, I want to give my love to everyone. I am truly grateful for all of my readers, family, and friends that have and continue to support me in my journey. Honestly, I could never.. read more →

My readers make all the difference in the world. They are the most important variable to my work. The positive reader feedback I’ve received inspires me to reach out and include them in my decision making. In 2011, I published the prequel—Webs of Fate, revealing the background for the personalities and motivations that drive the.. read more →

For some writers, self promotion is a hard pill to swallow. We are authors and artists, not sales people. Self promotion makes some of us feel uncomfortable and cheap. After all, they always say the hardest part about being an artist is selling your own work. read more →

I love book fairs. I attend them not just as an author, but as a reader as well. There is nothing like getting to walk around a bookstore and meet the authors who write the books we love. They have their tables set up with their books and other give-aways on it; they talk to their fans, old and new. There are talks from several different authors in several different genres. What’s not to love? Walk in, meet the authors, hear some interesting stories, buy a book or two and go home; simple as can be, right? Well, for the fans, yes.

There is a lot that goes into setting up an event like this. My friend and assistant Kathy Porter is the co-chair of the Author Fair I am attending next weekend. Through her, my eyes have been opened to the tremendous amount of work that goes into putting on an event such as this. I thought it was time to give Kathy and others who do this work their due and to let them know how much we appreciate them. read more →

Being a writer isn’t a path most of us choose consciously; it’s just who we are. We are storytellers, researchers, teachers, searchers, learners and so much more. To some, writing is a way to impart wisdom learned from years of living. To some writing is a way of finding out who we are and where.. read more →

Social Media seems to be the rage right now. As authors, we are getting online and tuning in to what readers want and learning through each other how to improve our writing and create a “Brand” for ourselves. But how do we balance the “brand” with the reality of who we are and what we.. read more →