“Dreams Deferred” is Out on Pre-Order

Hi there: I am happy to announce that Ivy's story,"Dreams Deferred" - Book 2 of the Brooks Sisters Dreams Series - is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  The book is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2015.  It took me longer than I had anticipated to finish it, but, based on the comments I received from my outside editor, I believe I've produced a story that's worth the effort.  I...

Nanowrimo (National November Writing Month) 2011

It's almost that time of the year again when maniacs all over the world sign up on a website (www.nanowrimo.org) and vow to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1st and November 30th.    And when I say all over the world, I mean all over the world.  There are Wrimos (Nanowrimo participants) in Africa (including, but not limited to, Israel and other countries in the Middle East), Asia,...

Romance Writers of America’s Annual Conference 2011

Most people who take a vacation head to the beach or go on a cruise or attend theme parks with their children or go to visit their families.  I headed off to attend two writers conferences in New York City and killed two birds with one stone by spending time with my family over the Fourth of July holiday.  The first conference I attended was Romance Writers of America's (RWA) 31st Annual...

Writers Resources: Audio Downloads of Writers Seminars

You might think of me as Johnyta come lately, but I recently discovered a wonderful resource for writers:  audio downloads of writers seminars.  The Romance Writers of America ("RWA") offers audio downloads of the seminars given at its annual conferences in 2008 and 2009.  www.rwa.org  The seminars are given by bestselling authors, editors of large publishing houses and the like.  The...

My Experience at the Silken Sands Writers Conference

I've just returned from the Silken Sands Writers Conference in Pensacola, Florida.  The conference is held every other year (they alternate years with the Southern Magic Conference given by the Birmingham Chapter of Romance Writers of America).  I had the most wonderful time at the conference and learned a great deal.  Although the Gulf Coast Chapter Romance Writers of America is a...