I was invited by Shani Smith, host for the Children & Youth Author Discussion Panel event last Thursday (Sept 29th), to speak about our roles as authors to the youth community. Today, the recording for the discussion panel was posted on Shani’s YouTube… Read More »Invited to SJSwrites Author Panel Discussion
Behind the Scenes
I was invited by Kim Smuga-Otto and Renee Nelson, hosts for the Words to Write By Podcast, to speak about scene goals and whether my own book, Hold on please, Emily, followed Jack Bickham’s writing advice in his book, Scenes & Structure. Today, the… Read More »Featured on Words to Write By Podcast
My skills in lyrical wordplay started off in poetry. Throughout high school, I participated in poetry competitions and even started off my two theses presentations with prose poetry. So what is prose poetry? In literature, most creative expressions fall into… Read More »From prose to poetry
Many authors have multiple versions of their book, and ‘Hold on please, Emily‘ was no different. Believe it or not, Doris’s novel was actually called something else! It wasn’t until Doris connected with Marijke, co-founder and cover designer from Cutting Edge… Read More »What’s in a name?
Self-publishing is tough, especially if you’ve never done it before. Wouldn’t it be easier if someone told you the exact steps to reach the finish line? How did I publish a bestselling novel like ‘Hold on please, Emily’? Let’s break… Read More »The book publishing process: Self-publishing 101
James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarist of all time. Hendrix is probably one of the most celebrated musicians in the 20th century. Many… Read More »The Jimi Hendrix Experience