Thursday, May 26, 2016


Airplane rides, lakeside hours, WiFi-free cottages...summer offers myriad settings and opportunities for reading. I'm still mired in end-of-school-year commitments, bandaging my heels from the paper cut nips of freelance deadlines. But a girl can dream, right? A girl can build a library, right?

Here's what I've got so far...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mid-Career Monday: Publishing Across Platforms with Elana Johnson

Elana Johnson is a writer, teacher, tech wiz, and publishing pro extraordinaire. Today we celebrate her latest traditionally-published romance, UNTIL SUMMER ENDS, but Elana has written YA fiction (dystopians, verse novels, romances) for publishers large and small in addition to successfully self-publishing romance novels as Liz Isaacson

So, I asked her...

How did you decide to pursue a two-track (self- and traditional-) publishing career and what insights about this decision might you share with other post-debut authors?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FREE CLASS THIS SATURDAY at KCLS WOODINVILLE: The Writing Business with Martha Brockenbrough

SATURDAY, May 14, 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Woodinville Library
17105 Avondale Road NE, Woodinville, WA

The next class in this FREE writing workshop
series, taught by the dynamic dynamo 
Martha Brockenbroughis... 
The Writing Business

Grammarian extraordinaire, award-winning author and bookish fashionista, Martha knows the publishing industry inside and out. Bring a pencil and notepad this Saturday and get ready to learn how to plot the next moves for your manuscript. Here's what Martha will cover:

  • When is your manuscript ready to submit? 
  • How do you write a query letter, find an agent or get more involved in the writing community. 
  • A discussion of the writing process, finding our way to our best writing genre, and defining success in a writing career. 

Martha's workshop is open to writers in grades 7 to adult. Registration is not required but, if you're so inclined or want more details, visit Woodinville Library Program Information Page. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 2, 2016


Visit the Children's Book Council website to learn how you can celebrate with your kids, students, and everyone in your kids'-book-loving community!