Looks LIke It’s Self-Publishing!

I always thought that the traditional way of agent-publisher was the way to go. And, self-publishing was a way to get your beloved, heart-driven novel lost in the Indiana Jones warehouse of on-line books. It doesn’t seem so now. I’ve discovered literary agents are very narrow in what they’re looking for since publishers basically control […]... Read More

Queries, Comfort Zones, and Trust

So, now that my website is up and running, it’s time for me to start the query process … A-gain. First of all, since 2013 or 14 I have sent out many queries in three different time periods. I’ve refined and re-refined the query letters themselves, the synopsis, and the manuscripts. My heart and mind […]... Read More

The Genre That Chose Me

I’ve always loved a good love story. Dr. Zhivago, Anna Karenina, Tristan and Isolde, Outlander, and yes, even Love Story, back in the late 60’s, have all inspired me. I’m currently watching Victoria on PBS. That’s right up my alley. My favorite movie of all time is Dr. Zhivago, the one with Omar Sharif. It’s […]... Read More

A Passion for an Historical Era

I have a connection in my soul for the history of the turn of the last century. I attribute it to my own grandparents, father, and some paternal aunts making that fateful decision to leave their homeland of Finland to come to America. I love books like A Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin because of […]... Read More