July 5, 2017

Since my book is about finding romance in a community park, it got me wondering which breeds of dogs would be best to use if you actually wanted to pick up someone in a park. What dog would you take along to use for date bait?

According to PetRV.com, these are the top t...

March 29, 2017

1. Read. Read as many different and varied books as you can possibly fit into your day. It's great for expanding your vocabulary, helping your grammar but also opens the doors to the creative juices. 2. Go out. It's no good sitting in front of a blank screen f...

I’ll begin by saying that ‘diversity’ is the name of the game in the small press publishing world. The work of a publisher is multi-faceted, and can change from day to day. Because Melange is a small press, with 3 acquiring editors, 16 editors, 6 artists, 2 proofreade...

February 17, 2017

We dream of our future and what we want to be when we grow up. These dreams are who we come to be: unless our destiny has other plans. Sophie Hathorn stumbled upon her destiny through her love of books. She learns she's part of a legacy of the most powerful witches...

February 1, 2017

Though erotic literature has enjoyed a long and celebrated history, it was through her writings that Nin became one of the first publicly known female erotic writers, and indeed, recognized as an excellent writer of that genre. That was a rarity in the 1930s and 1940s....

January 30, 2017

Everyone has to deal with the daily deluge of email: The good, the bad, and the downright ugly. It’s something that didn’t use to bother me, but lately has become an albatross. To celebrate Empty Your Inbox Week, here’s my post on how to tackle one of modern life’s mos...

January 29, 2017

I went to a craft store and bought a large foam board to work on. We sorted the pieces by color and recognizable shapes like trees, clothes or faces. The work continued for the month of January. One person would wander into the dining room and look for a few pieces, an...

If you're an author or aspiring author, you may have heard about Kindle Scout, Amazon's newish publication option for unpublished Kindle books, of which readers can nominate their favorites. A select few of these are chosen for publication. I've seen several authors no...