WOW! Writer’s Digest Review of The Denim Jungle

I am absolutely floored by this review of The Denim Jungle I just received from the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Awards. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Last week was the one-year anniversary of finally having my book (MY book!) in my hands, and tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of losing Sue, who inspired me … More WOW! Writer’s Digest Review of The Denim Jungle

Happy Dance Time

Who wants to join me in a happy dance? I just discovered The Denim Jungle has its first blog review. At which point I pretty much did this… From Loralee Leavitt of CandyExperiements.com: “A new picture book invites parents everywhere to get down to kid level and look at the world their children see. In The … More Happy Dance Time

Building a Beta Reader Dream Team

In this week’s installment of book progress: building a beta reader dream team. What is a beta reader? A person who reads a book before publication and offers feedback. Although beta readers can be professional editors or writers, they don’t need to be. More importantly…   Pick someone who is:  1. Interested in your project, whether as a friend, … More Building a Beta Reader Dream Team

Criticism Is Awesome

Yep, you heard me right. Criticism is awesome. It may go against our very nature and need for acceptance, but “attaboys” don’t really get us anywhere. If anything, they give us a false sense of security and a tendency to relax and let things happen as they will. Great things don’t happen as they will. Have … More Criticism Is Awesome