Help Pick A New Headshot!

Last weekend, I had new headshots done. The old ones are going on five years old, and my hair has grown about . . . *counts on fingers, toes, and teeth* . . . forty-seven feet since then. I got haircuts. Geez. Before I tell you which shots to pick from, I need to share…

Four Reasons Readers Skim A Story

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
Readers choose a story because they think it will hold their interest, so why do they sometimes skim or stop reading the story? There’s probably a variety of reasons, but I’ve noticed a few trends in comments in my critique group and from my own reading habits that may offer…

What If The “Yes” Never Comes?

I stumbled across this image in my phone. Apparently I decided to save it at some point. I think past me knew that present me would need to read this right about now. I recently started querying agents with my completed middle-grade novel, hoping to one day join the ranks of published hybrid authors. I’ve…