Yes, I know. Someone with a looming deadline who still has several RITA entries to judge and eight re-issued books to format and upload has no business taking time off to read. But I did. Call it a brain break. I need to recharge to keep up these ten-twelve hour work days.   The book…

Reviews can be the lifeblood of an author. I’m not sure readers understand just how dramatic a role they can play in a book’s longevity. The number of reviews a book garners raises its discoverability on sales outlets, which means more people will be able to see and potentially buy it. Reviews equate with sales.…

I just want to take the opportunity to let you all know of a possible glitch if you’re looking for digital copies of The Mindhunters, books 2-6. I just discovered that my former publisher is allowing the rights of those books to revert to me. Naturally, I’m thrilled about that. It means I will be…

    I’ll admit it, I love the awards shows. I like the gowns and film clips for the Golden Globes and Oscars and I love the music at the Grammys. I’m anxiously awaiting next Sunday so I can see some of my favorite performers–Bruno Mars, Pink, Lady Gaga and Little Big Town will be…

For today’s blog, I’m going to link to the recent to the recent post I did for Campaign for the American Reader. In it I talk about my recent reads and what made them so appealing to me: the http://americareads.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-is-kylie-brant-reading.html     I’m on to a new book by now, of course. I’m snuggled up with Elvis…

    I’ve always enjoyed books with unreliable narrators. Use of the element means the reader is in for surprises, twists and shock throughout the story.  But recently there’s been an absolute glut of books using the same device and I’ve grown rather tired of it. Not so much because of the similarities, but because…

Happy New Year! Today is the release date for Pretty Girls Dancing. I know, you’ve heard that before! But last month’s release was part of Amazon’s First Reads program. Only members of Prime or Kindle Unlimited were able to get copies of it. If you missed yours, it is available today! Pre-orders are also released…

   Everyone, it seems, has advice for writers. Writing blogs and workshops are filled with it. Books are written about it. Writing groups trade tips and ‘rules’ about every aspect of the process. It’s particularly telling that these pearls of wisdom invariably come from other writers. I can’t think of a single editor who ever…