Archive | September, 2012

No Longer Writing in a Flood Zone

Postmark Christmas

Today we finish a summer series of guest posts. Welcome Kathleen Kovach, who also writes in partnership with Paula Moldenhauer. For the longest time in my early writing career, I claimed to be a seat-of-the-pants writer. That would be one who simply lets the story flood out of one’s head as one types. Which begs […]

How Many Days Till Release?

Olivia Newport--cover of Accidentally Amish

Less than a month till the October 1 release day of Accidentally Amish! When I first start writing a book, whether under contract or not, I get consumed in plotting and dialogue and motivation. It can be hard to lift my eyes and see what will happen down the road. And in the meantime, regular […]

Who Works on Labor Day?

Olivia Newport--a fall road

The traditional end of summer and the beginning of fall in the U.S. One last camping trip. One last backyard barbeque. Hallelujah, a three-day weekend! Every year I hear a variety of jokes about Labor Day. Mothers will say, “Let me tell you about a real Labor Day.” Parents convince kids that Labor Day means […]