I’m delighted to welcome the wise and witty Eli Landes as a guest blogger. Eli is a marketing writer by day and a fiction writer whenever he can squeeze in the time. His main genre is Jewish fiction, but he’s been known to dabble in the weird, the absurd, and the truly… Continue reading
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
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
UPDATE: As of 4/3/18, Kindle Scout is no longer accepting submissions. An interesting experiment but, sadly, it didn’t survive. Kindle Scout is a different route to publishing your book. It’s an ongoing contest sponsored by Amazon similar to “American Idol.” Readers sample excerpts of books online and nominate… Continue reading
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
Today would have been the 92nd birthday of my adopted mother, Ruth. Although we weren’t related by blood, she was always the mother of my heart. From my earliest years, she taught me the values of kindness, patience, loyalty, and forbearance, not by lectures but by her daily example. Her… Continue reading
Looking for a Valentine’s Day treat with no sugar, fat, or harmful preservatives? And a bargain too? Amazon bestselling women’s adventure book Instrument of the Devil is on sale for only $0.99 from February 7 to 14, 2018. Download to your Kindle or other device or send it as… Continue reading
Instrument of the Devil cracked the Amazon Top 100 in Women’s Adventure making it a (gulp!) bestseller. Thank you to everyone who’s read and reviewed the book. It’s still on sale for $0.99 for the month of January–the most fun you can have for under a buck!
With the country gripped by the Big Chill, now is the perfect time to curl up with a new book…and my thriller Instrument of the Devil just happens to be on sale for only 99 cents during January. Here’s the link to Amazon along with a short video teaser.
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