Becoming the Bertmores

Becoming the Bertmores

It’s a simple thing that happens every day. People get married, and when they do, one party takes the other one’s last name, symbolizing their family unity. Sometimes people choose to do things differently though. Some women keep their maiden name, while others retain...
Writing from the Heart

Writing from the Heart

I often get a chance to talk to other authors, those just starting out or getting back in the saddle like I am now. I also get a chance to talk to those who write all the time, and one thing is true of nearly all of them: they write from the heart. It doesn’t matter...

Review of Visme

There are a ton of products out there for creating graphics online. Why? Because we aren’t all great at creating graphics, posters, infographics, and other marketing materials. Sometimes we just need a program with a few templates pre-loaded, some decent graphics...
October 13th, Unlucky No More

October 13th, Unlucky No More

  Every October 13th has been a rough day for me since the year 2000. That year, October 13th fell on a Friday, and my life changed forever. Traveling back to Payson, Arizona where I lived at the time from a friends house in Wilhoit, I came around a corner near...

Whiskey and Words

On the first Thursday in November here in Boise we will be having a great event: Whiskey and Words. A few local authors will gather at the Whiskey Bar, I will be there, and so will the co-author of Into the Darkness, a collection of short stories, Marlie Harris. Loni...
Editor Earnings: The Summary

Editor Earnings: The Summary

It has been a little while since I started a survey about editor earnings. There are a couple of reasons. One is to reveal my own personal experience with editor earnings, and the differences between private editing and editing for a publisher. I can tell you that...