Writing The Winner helped me make a friend! In 2016, when I released The Winner: A Ballroom Dance Novel, I signed up for a service that would put my book in the hands of reader/reviewers. Reviews are critical to the success of a book because they answer the most crucial question: Is this worth reading? I certainly thought The Winner was worth reading, and I hoped others would too. Alexandra was one of the first to read and review The Winner. Her review honed in on one of my b
One of the nifty things about being a writer is that I get to meet people I wouldn't otherwise meet. Sometimes, I meet them because they like my writing. Other times, I meet them because they like my cat, which, if I'm being honest, is understandable. This is an interview Gavin did with Whiskers Reads about living with a writer mommy. You can read for the insight into the mind of a cat, or you could just click on this link to ogle at pictures of a beautiful Maine Coon. If you
It’s the last day to #VOTE for The Pas de Deux! With each novel I write, I set myself the goal of perfecting one aspect of fiction. In The Piece, it was mastering deep point-of-view; for The Winner, it was creating colorful, fully realized characters.
In The Pas de Deux, I set my sights on plot. While plot is probably the most studied aspect of the craft, it is, in my estimation, the hardest. Because for all the books devoted to parsing the differences between the inciting
When I started writing The Pas de Deux: A Classical Ballet Romance in February of 2017, I had no idea how PRESCIENT it would be today in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the recent revelations about Peter Martins at New York City Ballet. At the time, dismayed by homophobia, racism, and sexism, I went back in time to see if history could teach me anything about hatred. I found myself in '80s Hollywood, smack in the middle of the AIDS epidemic, with stops along the way to ad
I recently completed a blog tour for The Winner: A Ballroom Dance Novel. It went well, thanks for asking. In addition to the reviews I received, I wrote two guests posts (you can read them here and here) and was supposed to have a featured interview, the latter of which didn’t happen. Because the blogger was offended by some of my answers! Since I worked hard on this interview, I decided to post it on my own. Due to potential copyright infringement, I replaced the blogger’s q