Words from North Carolina

From Query to Agent

For years, I’ve dreamed of having a literary agent to represent my work. I’m pleased to announce that day has arrived. I thought I’d share some highlights from my experience to hopefully encourage someone out there who has been at it a while. For the record, I’ve been at it for nearly 28 years. MyContinue reading “From Query to Agent”

Knock, Knock

Over two months ago, I began the grueling agent querying process for the forth time in my writing career and let me tell you, it never gets easier. In fact, it gets more brutal. I’m not sure what’s worse, the onslaught of form letters from agents passing on your work or crickets. On top ofContinue reading “Knock, Knock”

Writer’s Statement

Throughout 2019, I repeatedly told my husband that something didn’t feel right. Like something really big was coming. I badgered him for months about leaving Los Angeles. Fortunately, I married a good man who took my intuition seriously. I put together a solid plan of action. We sold our place, bought a new one andContinue reading “Writer’s Statement”


Whoever said paper books are a dying thing must not be on Instagram. I can’t stop seeing books in my feed. I wanted to dedicate an article to a very special group of ladies I’ve been fortunate to find. They are book lovers who have cultivated an entire movement creating art with books. Their official title: Bookstagrammers.Continue reading “#Bookstagram”

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