Beautiful Monsters now available on Walmart Kobo

Walmart launched its eBook sales platform on August 22 in partnership with Kobo (more properly known as Rakuten Kobo), going head-to-head with Amazon’s Kindle. While Walmart has sold the Kobo eReader for years, it is now making available Kobo’s library of eBooks for individual sale, along with an option to subscribe to audiobooks. Books purchased […]

January 2018: The Winter Writer

I sit at my desk in the waning hours of this cold morning, watching snowflakes dance lazily on a fragile shaft of light. The silence hugs me like an old friend as I relish a cup of hot coffee and absorb the day. A brumous sky promises more snow, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s […]

December/January Blog: Resolutions

  As the days of December wane, an eager new year waits to embrace us. Have you made resolutions for 2016 yet? To be perfectly honest with you, 2015 was a bust for me. The two main entries on my list of resolutions for the year were the only things I didn’t do: finish my […]

November Blog: The Audacity of Singular “They”

         I’m surprised at the number of people—and writers—who are unaware of singular “they.” I’m equally surprised at the number of copy editors who disparage as distastefully ungrammatical the use of singular “they” (and it’s related forms) as a singular pronoun—and want to blue pencil it out of existence. And I suspect […]

September/October Blog: KyANA Book Signing

As some of you may have noticed, I’m running behind on my blog posts. With the move and unpacking, I’ve barely had time to breathe. I assure you the blog will be back in action soon. But it hasn’t been ALL work and no play! I had a delightful time at the  KyANA (Kentucky Association […]

August Blog: 6 Reasons NOT to Use a Pen Name!

   Do you know who these authors are: Douglas Spalding, Erika Leonard, Mary Westmacott, Robert Galbraith, Victoria Lucas? I’ll explain later in the article. It’s a brave new world in publishing. Just ask any author. The old paradigm has fallen, and more than ever, success in the field is up for grabs. But in order […]

July Blog: Interview of Author Chris Sheerin

              Welcome to the July issue of Midnight Missives! For Americans, July is a month of celebration: family gatherings, barbecues, vacations, fireworks, and the spectacle of our 4th of July. I can’t think of a better way for Midnight Missives to celebrate this Independence Day than to introduce you to Author Chris Sheerin, who has just released his […]

June Blog: Interview of Thriller Author Mathew Peters

             One of the goals of Midnight Missives is to introduce you to some of the wonderfully interesting people I’ve had the privilege to meet along my journey in life. In my current incarnation as an author, I’ve become friends with many talented and creative authors, poets, and publishing industry insiders. One […]

May Blog: The Science of Creativity: Are Creatives Born or Taught?

             I ran across an article the other day that surprised me, yet confirmed what many of us artistic types have always suspected: that there’s a link between highly creative people and mental illness. But the further implications of the cited studies prove even more profound! “Secrets of the Creative […]

April Blog … So You Want to Be an Author, Eh?

       I recently read an article in The Guardian that claimed the number one most desired job in Britain is author, according to a YouGov poll. In fact, 60% of Brits desired the authorly life—even topping movie star. I suppose the meteoric success of E L James (Fifty Shades of Grey), Stephanie Meyer […]