Nostalgia and Baby Seats: Welcoming a New Author to the Parisian Phoenix Family

I’ve been working with storyteller Larry Sceurman of the Lehigh Valley Storyteller’s Guild for a couple of months now. He approached me after Joan Zachary gave a presentation on photography’s role in book layout and as inspiration for the creative process during a Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group meeting in June. (To see the highlightsContinue reading “Nostalgia and Baby Seats: Welcoming a New Author to the Parisian Phoenix Family”

Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?

This blog has mentioned my favorite podcasts in a previous post, but the reality is that there are so many podcasters and so many niches that even the ones that aren’t as entertaining end up on my list. And sometimes I find new favorites, like Joanna Penn and Sacha Black. For more about some ofContinue reading “Oh, Write! Competitive Word Count for Motivation?”

The beauty of simple

I thoroughly enjoy watching Gayle develop our books. The itty-bitty how-to-cat book should be heading to proofreaders soon. Not as soon as I would like, but the summer heat has melted my editing brain. Can’t do good work when your brain drips out your ear. But seriously… I wanted to take a minute and showContinue reading “The beauty of simple”

Updated plans for ‘the cat book’

Every project hits some unexpected snafus, and this one is no exceptions. We ran into some issues as we were almost to design and had to postpone the launch of As The FURR Flies, the fundraising book for Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab. We had hoped to launch the book for our one year anniversary,Continue reading “Updated plans for ‘the cat book’”

The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’

We hope to send “the cat book,” As the FURR Flies, out to design and copyright by August 15. We have drafted most of the personalized content that discusses some of the rescuers and some of the special cats, but still have some work to do on the cat resource section we are compiling forContinue reading “The pitter patter of little cat feet: the evolution of ‘the cat book’”

Here Kitty Kitty

As The FURR Flies, an anthology of cat stories, heart-warming tales from cat rescuers, cat resources and cat advice has gone from in the pipeline to full-on pre-production. The editorial team is sifting through stories while the volunteers of Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab are compiling their mini-memoirs and sending us their cat wisdom. PhotographerContinue reading “Here Kitty Kitty”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”

Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial

Author Media aired a full episode on Scrivener— and listening to the tools and benefits and the generous free trial I thought it might be fun to give it a try. The concept, as explained on the episode, was a software that allowed better word processing and grammar tools, that understood book formatting, and thatContinue reading “Testing Scrivener’s Free Trial”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”

Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules

Tomorrow— Not the Quiet French Kid, an inexpensive novelette featuring the origin story of Jules Zweigenbaum from the Fashion and Fiends series, launches. A novelette is basically a long short story or an extra short novella. This one includes some excerpts from all of the Fashion and Fiends novels so far. Jules Zweigenbaum entered theContinue reading “Launching tomorrow: Let’s talk about Jules”