(Penny McKenna wrote this month’s blog.) Read More
“Whew! My first adventure, Ocean Effect, is finally off to the publisher that requested a revise and resubmit. It took a while, but my story is stronger for it. I can’t wait to see what they say! A ‘yes’ means I’ll finally be released from this woman’s head and onto the page – and/or pixels – of a book.
Who has the right to be at a crime scene? If you don't have consent or a warrant, what can you search? If a U.S. citizen dies overseas, who owns the remains? How do you know if a body has been tampered with? This one day seminar covered a lot of ground. Read More
While I'm working on revisions, I’ll let Captain Guy Smythe take the “Thirty Questions” Challenge. He’s another character who returns book after book. Read More
I had a chance to learn from experts of all kinds and network with dozens of writers, agents and editors, and meet some of my favorites: Hank Phillipi Ryan, Lisa Gardner, Barbara Ross, Hallie Ephron, Joseph Finder…the list goes on. Where was I? Read More
No, not rest and relaxation, but Revise and Resubmit. For those following my publishing journey, this summer I had submitted Ocean Effect to a publisher who accepts manuscripts directly from authors. I recently received a polite but encouraging rejection letter. Read More
I’ve been navigating through the traditional publishing world, and it’s not a friendly sea. It’s filled with confusing directions, few lighthouses, unintelligible code words and radio silence. I swear navigating to an uncharted island in the middle of the Atlantic would be easier –and faster. Read More
Whew! My full working draft of Key Chaos is done! It all started with an idea, a dead guy and a boat. Read More
In my last blog I answered the first half of the popular “Thirty Questions” Challenge in the voice of my main character, Penny McKenna. This week I shed some more light on her background with the second half! Read More
16. What is your guilty pleasure?
Many of my fellow authors are taking up the popular “Thirty Questions” Challenge to help readers get to know them. I’m taking a bit of a left turn and answering in the voice of my main character, Penny McKenna. Here’s the first fifteen: Read More
Penny loves food. Tasting it, learning about it, preparing it for others. But she took her new career focus a bit further than most. Here’s how she explains it to an old friend in No Safe Harbor. Read More