I’ve Been Hopped!

Last week, screenwriter Michelle Muldoon participated in a Blog Hop about “writing process” and handed the baton over to me. Or rather waved it ironically in my face, because she asked if I wanted to participate just after I started composing a blog post about HOW DULL blog posts about writing process are. After my last post, another writer asked me “Doesn’t process fascinate those who like to make things? (and by make she meant artistic things in particular). My answer was that I think process is interesting to a point. If the writer’s posts are all about ME, MYSELF, and MY BOOKS and there’s nothing about them to draw me in or connect me with the human parts of myself, then yes, I get bored. I don’t really want an...

Children’s Book Week Giveaway Blog Hop 2014

Happy Children’s Book Week!  This year, in celebration of CBW (May 12 – 18), I am participating in an exciting giveaway blog hop. The fabulous team of Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews have joined forces to host this event, during which over a HUNDRED bloggers (yes, you heard me) are providing you with the opportunity to win fabulous children/teen’s books, gift cards, cash, or other prizes by hopping around to the participating blogs/authors LINKED below in the Linky List (see end of post).  What better way to celebrate Children’s Book Week? All you have to do is visit each of the participating sites and follow the rules to win.  My giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. And what am I giving away, you ask? Well, this...

Children’s Book Week: Ides of May White Forest Extravaganza

Next week, Children’s Book Week, is going to be a pretty exciting all around in White Forest land. First, I’ve joined a BLOG HOP, which I don’t often do. But it’s a Blog Hop Giveaway during Children’s Book Week, so how could I turn that down? Never Blog Hopped before? Basically, you go to a list of blog links from authors, book bloggers, and others who are GIVING PRIZES AWAY all at the same time (who doesn’t like prizes?). And you hop from one to the next adding your name to the drawings. If you like children’s lit, what have you got to lose? The hop runs from Monday, May 12 through Sunday, May 19, so you’ve got plenty of time to get around to all the blogs. And you’ll need it, because as of this morning,...

The Next Big Thing Blog Crawl

I was tagged to do this blog hop by Tod McCoy, missed the deadline, but was determined to do it anyway, because I said I would. The thing is, I honestly think there is nothing more boring than talking about one’s W.I.P. I warn budding authors not to do this on a daily basis. You’ll tire people. So, unless a) I’m at an author’s reading and everyone in the audience is just dying to know what said author’s next project is, or b) I am in a writing group/workshop and the subject of conversation is my W.I.P. I try to keep this kind of thing under my hat as much as possible. But, hey, since he asked . . . 1) What is the working title of your book? INTERGALACTIC: A Pop Space Opera 2) Where did the idea come from for the book? From one my own...