Tag Archives: Baskethound Books

Blame Dad

I blame my dad. I blame him for a lot of things, most of them not really his fault. But for this one thing, I blame him. Once again, I am unemployed. No, I wasn’t fired. I left voluntarily. Really, … Continue reading

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Disposable or indispensable?

Recent headlines in The Seattle Times illuminate the importance of the American worker: Microsoft shuts down last major piece of Nokia purchase, cuts 1,850 jobs (May 25, 2016) Boeing plans hundreds of layoffs in local IT unit (May 25, 2016) … Continue reading

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Amazon blocked my book. Why? I don’t know.

Last Monday, I logged onto my Amazon author’s page and much to my surprise, I learned that my book, BONE GIRL, was blocked. Amazon refused to sell it. I immediately emailed the company and received no response. I sent a … Continue reading

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2016 – what a year you’re going to be

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You get what you focus on?” I think there’s a lot of wisdom in those six words. And in 2016, I’m applying them to my writing career. Ever since Celebration House was published by … Continue reading

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The mystery of writing a good mystery

For the past few months, I’ve been toiling away on my first cozy mystery, Death Goes to the Ogallala County Fair. I read the most popular cozy mysteries. I spent way more time than I should perusing websites, like http://www.cozy-mystery.com/. … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the amazing of 2014

As the final hours of 2014 tick down, I take a few minutes to reflect on the good, the bad and the amazing of this year. The good. I published two books this year via my small press, Baskethound Books. … Continue reading

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Is it too late to blog about Thanksgiving?

The leftover dressing and gravy are thrown away. The cornucopia is boxed up to make room for the ceramic village on the holiday shelf. All of the brown and orange linen napkins are packed away. Thanksgiving is over. I love … Continue reading

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Exploring fiverr.com

Ah, the glamorous life of an independent author. Unlike traditional authors – who have publishers and publicists and proofreaders, oh my! – indie authors do all of it themselves. Or they find someone who can. Last summer, I attended a … Continue reading

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Have I gone too commerical?

Last summer, overcome with more ambition than is healthy, I set up a page on my website where readers could buy books directly from me. My current platform, wordpress.com, didn’t allow this feature. So, because I am hard-wired with an … Continue reading

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Sprechen sie Deutsch? No. I’m afraid I don’t.

Last month, feeling far bolder than I perhaps should have, I reached out to a German editor and we talked about the possibility of Bone Girl being translated into German or perhaps made into a German audiobook. I was beside … Continue reading

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