Showing posts from November, 2009

What's Cooking

Though the release date is TBD on Howl (I'm working on the final round of edits), check out my Tuxedo Chili recipe in the 2009 Garden Gourmet. The cookbook features recipes from authors of The Wild Rose Press and is available spiralbound or as a download. So whip up a batch of chili and free up your autumn afternoons to curl up with a good book (or wrap up your next round of edits!)

Enlightenment for 19.95 or Less

While writers agree that classes are a valuable source of professional development, for many spending hundreds of dollars to attend a writing retreat is too high a price for inspiration. Also there's the challenge of explaining to your significant other that you're leaving him/her with the kids, chores and pets for the entire weekend while you commune with the muse.
Much of the value in seminars is the opportunity to learn tips of the trade from published writers. Through attending book signings, I’ve found much insight can be gained in about an hour’s time for less than $20.00. I’ve even attended book signings with a child in tow which ups the initial investment at the cost of another book or a post-book store milkshake. Have a few key questions in mind as you hand over your book for signing. If you happen to stop by during a lull, you can extend the interview.
Avoid the multiple question approach with a well-known author, particularly if there is a long line behind you.…