If you are a new or aspiring writer, I think you'll find some useful information on this website.
Browse the menu bar on the right for tips on getting started, rules of writing fiction, and how to promote and market your books.
Most of the things included here are things I wish I had known before I wrote my first book. I hope you find them helpful.
I wish you much success
in your writing projects!
The Coach House, Daughters, and Red Clover are all B.R.A.G. Medallion honorees. Book Readers Appreciation Group recognizes self-published authors by honoring those who receive three out of three positive reviews by their reviewers. Less than 15% of books submitted receive this honor. Regarding Anna will be released in early 2015.
After more than thirty years working in corporate America, I retired to write books--something I had been thinking and dreaming about for many years.
My first novel, The Coach House, was released in 2012, and I am happy to say it is getting mostly five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Says book reviewer, Mary Crocco, "The Coach House is a superbly written book, in my opinion. It will leave the reader thinking about relationships, adversity, independence and growth, and prejudices. It’s always nice to finish a good book with something to think about."
Here’s my elevator speech:
"The Coach House" is the story of Marie, a young woman who struggles with her newfound ethnicity and flees Chicago for Kansas in 1948 after discovering her husband dealing with dangerous underworld men only to find itʾs the identity of her real father and his ethnicity that unexpectedly changes her life more than Richard ever could.
My second novel, Daughters, is a sequel to the first one. This book, too, is getting mostly five-star reviews on Amazon. In this book, Marie faces her ethnicity head-on and starts a new life, her greatest inspiration coming from an unlikely source.
Red Clover is my most recent book.
Lee Oliver Winekoop is born into extreme wealth, and what he does to overcome his feeling of inadequacy during his journey into manhood is surprising; the roadblocks he confronts are unnerving; and the implausible cast of characters he befriends along the way is both heartwarming and amusing.
Regarding Anna will be released early 2015.
When her parents die in a tragic house fire, seventeen-year-old Grace Lindroth is left to her own devices to fend for herself. After she recovers from the initial shock of their passing, she discovers a box in their attic—a place that has been off limits to her for as long as she can remember—that contains enough suspicious items to cause her to believe the people she had called Mom and Dad her whole life may not have been her real parents.
The lies and secrets Grace exposes in her quest for the truth about herself are both shocking and life-changing, but not only for herself.
Before I started writing books, I never gave much thought to writing a book review on Amazon, even if that's where I purchased the book. Who cared what I thought? Now that I’m an author, I’m here to tell you those reader reviews are very important for future sales and rankings within Amazon.
So if you like an author's book, please take a few minutes to write a review. It doesn’t have to be very long--just a few well-thought-out sentences can make a world of difference for a book’s success.
Wherever you are in your writing project,
I wish you much success!