The long and winding road to publication… at last

From Karen: Publishing a book is a little like following that famed “Yellow Brick Road.” Look out for witches and flying monkeys. Both seem to abound in this business. But just like Dorothy, determined writers push on. Diane Bonavist is one. Diane’s new novel Purged By Fire came into print after years of near misses and disappointing rejection–making DianeContinue reading “The long and winding road to publication… at last”

The Power of Faith, Family and Friends

From Karen: Think you have trouble squeezing writing into your day? Try throwing five kids into the mix. Tamara Grantham does it, and her debut novel, Dreamthief, will be published on September 1, 2015. It’s a fantasy tale, full of elves, fairies and intrigue. Tamara says the loving support of family and friends, and herContinue reading “The Power of Faith, Family and Friends”

A Goodreads page and everything? Oh my!

Well, my novel is up on Goodreads. You can order it, review it, “add” it, so this must really being happening, after all. And as if that weren’t enough, I also have a couple of readings and book signings scheduled at Connecticut bookshops in mid-November: Breakwater Books — November 15 81 Whitfield Street Guilford, CTContinue reading “A Goodreads page and everything? Oh my!”

Author Letitia Moffitt: “We want success in this thing we do” (And it just don’t come easy)

Letitia Moffitt knows a thing or two about endurance—the physical and the mental kind. Her first novel Sidewalk Dancing is scheduled for publication by Atticus Books in early November. After you read Letitia’s piece below, you’ll want to order a copy. Browse the other great Atticus titles while you’re at it. Small presses are publishingContinue reading “Author Letitia Moffitt: “We want success in this thing we do” (And it just don’t come easy)”

Author Hardy Jones: Writing is Like Exercise

Hi everyone! Many thanks to all who commented on Gigi Amateau’s post last week. She has picked a winner for her book giveaway. Congratulations to Kipley Herr! And now please welcome novelist and teacher Hardy Jones to Write Despite. Hardy joins us today to share his thoughts on the persuasive powers of T. Coraghessan Boyle, the litmusContinue reading “Author Hardy Jones: Writing is Like Exercise”