Book Clubs – The Human Touch in Marketing

Today, algorithms determine the most minute details of our buying habits, down to the finer points of the dental floss we prefer (waxed or unwaxed, plain or minty). Advertising is a constant blitzkrieg of spam, pop-ups, and phone alerts. Those ads are specific, focused, targeted…and totally impersonal. For all the information that Google,… Continue reading

Win a FREE Signed Copy of Instrument of the Devil

Check out my new podcast at Golden State Media Concepts and enter to win a free signed copy of Instrument of the Devil. Just share their link on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you could win. Book reviewer Sarah Meckler and I talk about Montana, mentoring young writers, and why… Continue reading

The Kill Zone Blog Wins Award

For fans and writers of the mystery/suspense/thriller genre, The Kill Zone is a terrific online hangout. Eleven bestselling authors rotate daily posts. The archives add up to a master course in crime writing. You never know what surprises you’ll find at TKZ.  Sue Coletta described allowing herself to be sealed in… Continue reading

Five New Year’s Tips to Overcome Butt-in-Chair Syndrome

The writer’s job is to plunk our butts in chairs and produce words day in, day out. As a result, posture suffers, eyes blur, brains fog, carpals cramp, and rear ends keep getting wider. In extreme cases, Butt-in-Chair Syndrome leads to the dreaded Dead Butt Syndrome (you can’t make this… Continue reading