My First Time at BEA and BookCon.

Hi there: So, a month later, I'm finally getting around to posting about BEA and BookCon 2015.  BEA (BookExpo America) is the mac daddy of publishing industry trade shows in North America.  Anybody who is anybody attends along with a few newbies like myself.  Agents, publishers, bloggers, bestselling novelists and even TV, film and recording stars attend hoping to generate buzz about and/or...

L.J. Taylor Selected as a Featured Author in the 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion

Hi there: Guess what? I'm happy to report that I was selected to be a featured author in the 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion, at the NAACP's 106th Annual Convention, which will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA, July 11-14, 2015. The 2015 NAACP Author Pavilion is part of the Convention's Commerce and Industry Show which is free and open to the public.  I'll be...

“Just Dreams” Now Available in Paperback

Hi there: You have no idea how happy I am to announce that "Just Dreams" is now available in paperback format.  After a month of trial and error, it is now possible for you to purchase a hard copy of the book (as opposed to the e-book) and have it autographed by me at some point during one of my upcoming public appearances or when you see me around.  To get a copy, just go to the "Books" page...

Just Dreams – A Dream Come True

After years of attending writers seminars and conferences, whipping out first drafts during National November Writing Month, rewriting and editing, researching and plotting, and querying numerous editors and agents alike, I bit the bullet, hired an outside editor, and released my debut novel "Just Dreams" on August 31, 2014.  "Just Dreams" is now out on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and...

Looking Forward to Thrillerfest 2014

I'm really looking forward to attending Thrillerfest this year.  Several of my favorite authors will be there including Anne Rice, Scott Turow, Brenda Novak and so many more. There will be great fiction writing seminars offered including a special seminar given by the F.B.I. for more accurate portrayals in novels.  The conference also offers fantastic opportunities to network with agents,...

Transitions

Hey there: So I didn't make it to the third level of the 2014 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.  But that's okay.  I got some very useful feedback from the Amazon.com Vine Reviewers that will enable me to make my novel "False Love" that much better.  I'm thrilled to have made it as far as I did in the contest - further than I've ever gotten before. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my...