Does Joyce Carol Oates Promote Her Books?

I really hate making everything all about me. On my social media sites, my friends and followers must be grinding their teeth in boredom right now, sick to death of hearing about my new book only two weeks after its release. But what’s an author to do? The number of books published annually in the […]

5 Things Literary Agents Do For Authors

In these times when anyone can publish a book with the click of a mouse, finding a literary agent is too often an afterthought, or no thought at all. Just as most of us wouldn’t go to court without a lawyer, however, we shouldn’t enter into publishing without an agent. Because, in an industry where […]

Queens and Elephants

Dear Reader, I have two goodies to share with you today! First of all, my forthcoming novel, “Four Sisters, All Queens,” made a world premiere last week when I read five of my favorite pages during the Flying Pig Reading Series here in Spokane. I’ve included the link to the video for your viewing pleasure:Sherry […]

Self-Publishing: Carpeing the Diem, or Wasting Time?

Like internet dating, self-publishing is something I always swore I would never do. Like internet dating, it seemed an act of desperation, the last resort for writers who couldn’t get published in any other, legitimate, way. Then news that an Oakland, California religious group had predicted the Rapture and ensuing Apocalypse would happen on May […]