Category Archives: Conferences

An Author's Adventures at CrimeConn

Saturday, I drove to CrimeConn, an all day mystery conference at the Westport Public Library. It was an amazing day and I’ll definitely be adding this to my must attend list for conferences. I wanted to share my takeaways with … Continue reading

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Book Trailer, Conference Proposals, Workshops, and Self-doubt

I’m so excited to share the book trailer for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts! We started working on this in February. I wrote the script, Cacko Studios produced the video, and Leah Merritt is the fantastic actress who brought Kat … Continue reading

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Highlights from the NESCBWI Conference + PreOrders for TGWIG + T. B. Markinson’s Book Giveaways +

I tweeted and Facebooked my way through the NESCBWI conference, but I thought I’d share some of my favorite takeaways here too. This is one of the best conferences I’ve been to. On par with all the national ones and … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

I’m a bit late with this post. I’m just starting to enjoy spring up here in CT! Part of that is the weather’s fault and part is my work load. I’ve been slogging through revisions on Six Train’s sequel since … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: What I’m Doing When I’m Not Writing and Teaching

I met with the owner of the lovely Gifts in a Basket at 51 North Main Street in Southington, CT, and they are now carrying signed copies of my award-winning novel, The Six Train to Wisconsin! *** I’m hard at … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts Finds a New Publisher!

So after everything that happened last year, The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts has a new publisher! It’s a small press called Beckett Publishing Group. They will be publishing The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts in August 2015! It’s the first manuscript … Continue reading

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Chocolate Expo, Sesquicentennial Planning, and an Killer Nashville Profile

On February 1st, the Chocolate Lovers’ Spring Expo is happening. It’s a really amazing event to benefit Easter Seals. For $25, you can walk around and sample chocolates and desserts from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will also be … Continue reading

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Top Five Promotional Tips from MARCON

In October, Rhonda and I headed out to White Plains for MARCON 2013–a one day extravaganza dedicated to marketing and promotion for authors. Worth every second and every cent spent. I walked away with a week’s worth of work to do. … Continue reading

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What I Learned from CT Fiction Fest

Terri-Lynne DeFino’s workshop on the Truth About Rejection: Writing Successful Query Letters was a great way to kick off the workshops. There is no truth. It is all a matter of opinion. And sometimes just catching someone on the right … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville Act 2

Saturday morning I attended the “V is for Villain” workshop presented by Rae Ann Parker and Cate Hart. So many great takeways but I’ll just highlight a few here: Villain should have the same chance of winning and their goal … Continue reading

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