Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

Webinar–How to Craft a Persuasive Proposal for any Genre/Topic

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Join Patricia Fry, the former Executive Director of SPAWN in a webinar with Brian Jud October 8 at 3:pm, PST (6:pm Eastern). Title: How to Craft a Persuasive Book Proposal For Any Genre or Topic. The webinar will be based on the content of Patricia’s latest book, Propose Your Book, How to Craft a Persuasive […]

NEW Book on Crafting Your Book Proposal

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

It’s here! My brand new book for authors launched yesterday. Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books (Allworth Press). Propose Your Book provides all the basics of crafting a successful book proposal from a fresh, yet professional perspective, but it delivers more—much more. This is the only book […]

There’s a Time to Hoard and a Time to Purge

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

I’m purging. It’s time to do an upgrade in my office—new paint, new flooring, new look. Ever try to move an office? It’s not an easy task. You probably accumulate more stuff in a home office than in any other room in the house. We stripped the kitchen and service porch a few years ago, […]

Mansion of Meows FREE July 7

Monday, July 6th, 2015

If you haven’t read any of the Klepto Cat Mysteries or you’ve read and enjoyed some of them, here’s an opportunity you might want to take advantage of. I’m doing a FREE promotion for the 9th in the series–Mansion of Meows. It runs for 24 hours on Tuesday, July 7. Order your Kindle copy here: […]

Another NEW Klepto Cat Mystery!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

PAWSivitely Sinister is now available for download to your Kindle. This is the 11th book in the Klepto Cat Mystery series and what a story it is: The Ivey family travel to San Francisco to help Arthur and his long-time friend, Suzette, clean out the mansion. News of the massive estate sale lures a variety […]

A shout-out for “Publish Your Book”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Check out Matthew Arnold Stern’s blog this morning. He talks about my book, “Publish Your Book,” and how much it helps authors.

FREE Cozy Mystery With Cats!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

FREE Cozy Mystery Catnapped, the first in the Klepto Cat Mystery Series is FREE today and tomorrow. If you’d like to experience a cozy (light) mystery involving interesting people and pretentious cats, this is a good time to do it. Download your Kindle copy here:

What Inspires Stories in a Fiction Series?

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Ever wonder how writers of a fiction series come up with new ideas? Be sure to visit BookReaders Blog: Mum’s Writings, Mysteries, and More. I’m guest blogger today, March 19, 2015 and I reveal how I come up with story ideas. What’s really fun about this post is that I become quite specific about how […]

Klepto Cat Mystery Blog Tour Begins TODAY

Monday, March 9th, 2015

This is the big week for the Klepto Cat Mystery Blog Tour. Today, visit my own blog–Catscapades–to read a true story of using mind-talk with cats. Tomorrow (March 10) be sure to join us at Miki’s Hope. for my guest post. I’ll talk about why I write and what happened when I thought […]

Publishing Success—One Step at a Time

Friday, January 9th, 2015

I hope you have missed seeing fresh postings here. As a matter of fact, I’m spending my time with my other blog this week. At, I’m telling my story of publishing success. Of course, you know that success is relative, right? In fact, I sat with my attorney for about $400 worth this morning. […]