Writing Tips for Writers: Sure, I Have A Few!

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Hello Friends, I’m here today writing about tips for writers. I am the social media maven for The Debutante Ball this year and lead a team of 2021 debut authors on our Instagram account. One of the things I/we focus on is creating attractive visuals. We want to snare attention from those who use and enjoy social media, especially those folks who see social media as a means to find…

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An Interview with Multi-Published Historical Fiction Author Vanessa Riley

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Vanessa Riley is an award-winning author of historical fiction and historical romance, showcasing the hidden histories of women of color and emphasizing strong sisterhoods and dazzling multicultural communities. With more than 20 novels in print, her stories pull at the heartstrings, elicit a few laughs, and share insights into the history of Black and Brown people during the Georgian, Regency, and Victorian eras. A fellow resident of the state of…

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Writing Through Distractions: What Distractions? (Add insane laugh, here:)!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Good morning! First, I’m writing this post at 5:30 AM. That’s about the time I rise this time of year…I’m a seasonal creature, so my sleep pattern shifts. I am an early riser in the fall and winter and am down for the count around eleven o’clock. But my sleep habits aren’t the topic today. The question before me is how do I deal with distractions and such. Well, here…

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Chicago That Toddlin’ Town – My Story World

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Location. Location. Location. (Oh, the song in the title is NOT from the 1920s, but the 1950s, but it’s so iconic:)! (Also, note photos were snagged from DuSable to Obama WTTW article: From Riots to Renaissance, The Black Metropolis) The story world for WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES begins with a journey back in time. My debut novel is historical fiction, so as you might imagine, the past (and the…

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The Road to Publication is Paved with Vampires, Witches, and Romance!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Think of this as a slide show. One of those old-school slide shows that happen during trips to family or friends on a holiday, and they pull out the photos from their latest trip–well, that’s what’s about to happen here so settle in, relax, and enjoy the ride. It is almost painful to look back at my path to publication. Not because it was literally painful, but part of the…

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Wild Women and the Blues – A Novel: Inspiration Begins with a Song

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hi Everybody! Glad you could take a few minutes to stop by and check us out. First off, I am thrilled to be a part of The Debutante Ball Class of 2021! What a pleasure to join Ehsaneh, Lyn, Greta, and Elizabeth as we finally, finally, finally (most of those I will claim for me), release our books to the world.  Oh my! (Nervous bubble in stomach explodes!) But what…

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