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Genre Tropes are like Bunnies
December 01, 2016

My summer battle with the wild bunnies in our yard inspired the title for this episode, alone with too many copycat books which rely on tropes to grab readers' attention. This episode discussed what genre tropes are, writing tips on when to avoid...

3 Tips for Researching Paranormal
October 31, 2016

for your writing.

Notes from a Book Buyer
September 23, 2016

Last month I attended the Writers and Scribblers conference in Silverton, Colorado and was able to listen to local book buyer Jeanne Costello give tips and advice or working with book stores and making sure you're ready to have a book placed on...

The Ghost Host
July 31, 2016

Chapter 1

Villains and Secondary Characters
April 26, 2016

Making readers love your villain and remember your side characters

Writing, Life, and Keeping Balance with @moha_doha
April 25, 2016

Crossing over from Bestselling Reads Podcast

Writing, Travel, and Multiple Genres with @ejkimelman
April 11, 2016

Crossing over from Bestselling Reads Podcast

Writing the Opposite Sex
April 07, 2016

Writing characters of the opposite sex can be a challenge for both men and women. Recognizing the differences between men and women in real life can help create more distinct and engaging characters in fiction. This episode talks about writing strong...

Collabortive Publishing with @ScottTheWriter
April 04, 2016

Crossing over from Bestselling Reads Podcast

BONUS: The Crazy Girl's Handbook Chapter One
February 28, 2016

Sneek Peak of my newest books, The Crazy Girl's Handbook, a romantic comedy with a hint of mystery.