Self-Promotion: It’s Not About You

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

There’s a definite ick factor that comes with selling. It’s dirty and smarmy. And when the product you’re selling is yourself, the ickiness is a million times worse. Most of us were taught not to boast and brag. And as a woman, treading the line between “confident” and “vain” (or worse, “delusional”) can seem even dicier. Not to mention that every time we put ourselves out there, we risk experiencing rejection….


How my first novel saved me from Hoarders

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

If I had not written my debut novel, you’d probably see me on the TV show Hoarders instead of here at the Debutante Ball and on the jacket flap of my book. VINTAGE is the story of a secondhand boutique called Hourglass Vintage, the women who work and shop there, and the garments that come through the door. My idea for the book grew from many, many hours spent at…