I’m a late-blooming author who lives near Nashville, TN with my fabulous husband, Greg.
My first book is a mystery titled MURDER BY GRAMMY (formerly Murder on Music Row) and will be the initial offering in the Music City Mystery Series. In addition, I have a couple of other novels in the cooker as well as a book of nonfiction. I’m represented by Sara D’Emic of Talcott Notch Literary Services who is currently shopping MbG.
I began to blog in early 2010, and then took a five-week online class on how to blog. Some of the things I learned:
~~ Be consistent in subject matter. I try to steer my posts toward writing, but sometimes that’s not what comes out. Whatever spews forth is important (at least to me).
~~ Have a schedule and stick to it. I blogged every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for almost two years — three hundred posts. Last fall I reduced the frequency to once, maybe twice, a week to give me more time to focus on my other writing projects.
~~ Read lots of other blogs and leave comments. I have over a hundred blogs delivered via Google Reader so it seems I’m constantly reading posts, especially those of literary agents and others about writing. I was shy about leaving comments for a while, but it gets easier with practice. With so many posts to read the rate-limiting factor now is time. I also belong to a few online forums and find the support and sense of community essential to my life as a writer.
I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog by clicking the orange button in the upper right corner…or via e-mail near the bottom. I’d also love for you to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. It’s easy–just click the button on the right sidebar. I separated my “writing” Facebook from my personal page so I don’t have many friends yet on the professional site. Won’t you be my friend? I invite you to comment on my posts and let me know what you think–good or bad. If you enjoy them, please share with your friends. It’s going to be lots of fun . . . just like MURDER BY GRAMMY.
You may contact me directly at email@example.com.