PubSmart Conference and a repeat meander …

Bonjour! I am in Charleston, South Carolina, attending the 3-day PubSmart Conference and I can tell you there has been a lot of excellent information to absorb.   Here’s a quick explanation: “PubSmart is about introducing new models that lead to smart decisions about how to seize opportunities in today’s transformed book marketplace”. The keynote speakers,Continue reading “PubSmart Conference and a repeat meander …”

Get your bonbons here!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Attention chocolate lovers! It’s a lovely coincidence that my friend, Steena Holmes, is in Paris as we speak. She went over to the London Book Fair to be part of a panel and did a fine job of representing indie authors as well as hybrids such asContinue reading “Get your bonbons here!”


The holidays are here! After all the planning, shopping, wrapping, baking, and celebrating, find a quiet spot to get comfy with a good book. If you are looking for some new books to read, have I got suggestions for you today! Crime, fantasy, intrigue, romance, drama … it’s all here! I’ve been tagged by myContinue reading “THE NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP”

Channeling Mr. Rogers …

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, a beautiful day for a neighbour, would you be mine, could you be mine … *channeling Mr. Rogers* … and there’s a lot of blog-hopping going on today, which always guarantees a great time! For some reason, I’ve been humming the theme song from  the Mr. Rogers show all day.Continue reading “Channeling Mr. Rogers …”

Spring has sprung! And other good things …

Really? It’s Tuesday again? Already? I was hoping Daylight Saving Time would fool me into thinking I had more time for everything. Just. Not. Happening. Never mind! It’s the first day of spring and that’s always good news. Before I introduce today’s guest, website founder Kathy Scott, (already known by many of you, I’m sure)Continue reading “Spring has sprung! And other good things …”

Living the dream … afloat!

Okay, this is going to be fun! As you’ve heard me mention before, in July/August 2011 I took Kristen Lamb’s blogging to build a brand course with about 40 writers/bloggers. Without exaggeration, every writer should take this course … find out when her next class will be … it will be the best $40.00 you ever spentContinue reading “Living the dream … afloat!”