Blog

For the Love of God, Back Up Your Book Files!

Recently I was chatting with my friend and fellow author Bridget Fonger. We were recording an episode of her podcast, Superhero of Love, when she told me something awful. Not just a little awful—unthinkably awful. Like, don’t-make-me-even-contemplate-this brutal. What...

read more

How to Prepare for a Writing Retreat

What’s a great way to kickstart your book dream—or revive it, after a dormant period? Plan yourself a writing retreat! You probably know how to book yourself a sweet Airbnb by the ocean or a cabin in the mountains. (Or a spot at a beautiful retreat center—I’d love to...

read more

Your Book Will Change Lives

Well, that was an exciting week! The Book You Were Born to Write officially published on Tuesday! I had my first bookstore reading/signing event on Wednesday, and the room was crammed with people I love and admire!  On Thursday, an article I wrote got published in...

read more

What to Do the Day Your Book Publishes

The book journey has many exciting moments. Surprisingly, “pub day” is rarely one of them! It may sound counterintuitive, but by the time your book publishes most of the heavy lifting is behind you.  Unless you’ve scheduled a bookstore event or a book launch party,...

read more

Why Book Endorsements Are Overrated

It’s the second to last week of my book launch and I’m about to transition from preparing for this moment, to enjoying this moment! Yeah!!   Part of the enjoyment is connecting with my gratitude for everyone who has helped me and this book along the path.  On my to-do...

read more

You Need These Players on Your Book Launch Team

Just three weeks until The Book You Were Born to Write enters the world, and the excitement is almost overwhelming! I swear the weeks get shorter, the closer we get to publication day. In fact, if there’s nothing you take away from this blog, take this word of...

read more

75 Prompts to Beat Writer’s Block

  When you’re staring down the barrel of writer’s block, it can feel like anything would be easier than accumulating a hundred words on a page. Inspiration has gone into hibernation “Having a good idea” seems as likely as “seeing a unicorn” Pairing a few consonants...

read more