Bug Ingestion & Other Healthy Habits for Writers

This morning marks the first scorpion of the spring. Indoor scorpion, that is. Ugh. This came after my morning run when I was zipping along the rural road smelling the fresh mown hay and accidentally ingested a little bug. Delicious. However, the chance to smell the cut alfalfa was worth it. I’d eat two bugs […]

Three Things I Learned from a NYT Bestselling Author

Chris Stewart is many things–most famously a New York Times Bestselling author. But he’s also a candidate for U.S. Congress, a world-record setting pilot, the owner of an environmental consulting firm, and a husband and father. But, lucky for me, he’s also my uncle. I’m aware of how fortunate I am to have such a […]

“Writers Unite to Fight Cancer” Writing Contest Opens! Check it Out!

A writing friend of mine has started this fantastic group to help raise funds for cancer research. She’s involving lots of authors and writers, and they’ve started a writing contest this year. It’s legit. Sharpen your pencils and enter! This is a great cause, and a win will look fabulous on a query letter. Go […]

The Value of Critique Partner (today!)

It’s just great to have a critique partner who “gets” your vision for your book. This morning I begged Megan to get over here and help me with the outline of the scenes. I was stumped and stalled and needed a sounding board. She hasn’t read the whole rough draft (and neither have I! Not […]

Scary Fishing!

My publisher Jolly Fish Press posted this on Facebook earlier today: “Within a day of Big in Japan’s first press release, the publicity room is a frenzy. None of us are prepared for such an influx of reviewers requests and their slim deadlines. Why are our ARCs not here yet?” In some ways this is […]

Jolly Fish Press

Announcing an Announcement

My publisher put out this press release this morning regarding the release of my upcoming novel BIG IN JAPAN. It’s pretty exciting to be the subject of a press release, especially one that includes my height. http://jollyfishpress.com/press%20release/fat_in_America_big_in_Japan.html