IT’S 10 P.M. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR VILLAIN IS?

For years, my mystery novels won contests and attention from agents and editors…and rave rejections. Despite study, hard work, and persistence, my books remained unpublished. A key element was missing. But what? Several years ago I started following The Kill Zone blog about the same time I began a new novel titled… Continue reading

27th ANNUAL FLATHEAD RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE IS SEPT 23-24, 2017

Do you love to write? Need some inspiration? How about up-to-date information on publishing and marketing? If so, join me at the Flathead River Writers Conference on September 23-24, 2017 in Kalispell, Montana. Two days of fun, education, camaraderie, and energy with bestselling authors, literary agents, and writers helping writers…. Continue reading

Kindle Scout – A Two Year Performance Review

UPDATE: As of 4/3/18, Kindle Scout is no longer accepting submissions. An interesting experiment but, sadly, it didn’t survive.     By Debbie Burke  Kindle Scout  has been called American Idol for authors or a Slush Pile Popularity Contest. Amazon defines it as “reader-powered publishing.” Scout has now been around… Continue reading