The Gift of Reading

When I say that I believe reading is a gift, it is a message that comes from my heart. The joy–and even sorrow–that comes from a book can be a comforting companion. The emotions and thoughts they provoke unrivaled. It is something that I want all children (and adults) to experience. It is why you will always find books underneath our Christmas tree each year.

What Is Your Book’s Magic Number? The Lexile Measure

If you are an educator or author, you are probably familiar with the term, Lexile Measure. If you are a parent, you may or may not be as familiar. However, chances are you have come across it. Before we delve too far into the subject matter, I think it is important for everyone to have a clear [...]

Author Connections: Cat Michaels

Connecting with those who share your enthusiasm and passion is key to success, and sanity, when you are an author.  Only they will truly understand the trials, the sleepless nights, and the joy you experience when a project is finalized and you hold that book in your hand for the very first time. They will understand [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Author Community|2 Comments

Holiday Shows: Getting Prepared

Not long ago I read an article about Holiday Shows (a.k.a. craft shows) being one of the Indie author's best friends. So understandably, when one came knocking on my front door I decided to answer the call. I had no idea what to expect, but I thought I would share my impressions with you. Before I continue, I should state that the article did warn that it is important to attend several shows and find out which ones prove successful.

By | November 22nd, 2015|Author Community|4 Comments