Thursday, October 18, 2012

An Unyielding Devotion to Write...

I think we have all heard of the phrase ‘starving artist.’ I would be lying if I said, 'I know what it feels like to be hungry and not have food to eat,’ but we all know what it is like to be hungry. Chances are you will not get rich by writing novels but when you are passionate about something, it can consume your life. Artists and authors are not strangers to struggle or ridicule. Overtime your skin will toughen; but if writing is your passion, you are not alone.




It is important to have your book reviewed. If you get a favorable review, it is a gift. Every best seller has readers who love or hate the book. Listen to constructive criticism and ignore destructive criticism. Sometimes people will tear your dreams down when they do not have the means to pursue their own.


When you have conflicting emotions use those feelings as a crutch. If the phone is disconnected and you feel isolated from the world, do not worry, you are not alone. Stephen King’s landline phone was disconnected when he got an offer for Carrie. If you are passionate about writing and others validate your ability, improve your technique and let your passion fuel your creativity.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Happens...While Rebels Sleep?

Last year, the first words of the story were written and three months later, the manuscript was finished. In reality, it was the beginning of an adventure. Rewriting the story took me on a treacherous journey of altering sentences and rearranging sections to improve the flow of the story.

I was in a field of tall razor-sharp grass with a machete in hand, cutting a path through the landscape. Paper cuts littered my flesh. I found bones in the landscape and things that were out of place. When it was over I saw the difference in the rhythm and sentiment of the story.

It is a bittersweet moment when an author releases a book but I am excited to share my story with the world! My new mystery thriller While Rebels Sleep will be available on Tuesday October 16, 2012. 


The Blurb:

There is no medical explanation that can explain the reason why Anya Polanski lived. Some would say it’s a miracle and others would say it’s a curse.  She struggled with accepting a past that she knows little about and an unyielding desire to change the future. 


Everything changes when she encounters a mysterious young man.  Together they embark on an adventure of a lifetime and put all the puzzle pieces of the past together in the process. 

The Book Trailer:








Friday, October 5, 2012

Picture This, Eat That!

I don’t know of anyone who can live without it. When the aroma fills the room, it seduces our mind and body. It’s an out of body experience when it graces the tongue and our taste buds express disgust or delight. We all share a fondness for food!

We need food for nourishment but it’s also an aphrodisiac. It can explain why food magazines invest money in food photography. The reader cannot smell it; so they create an unbelievable visual experience. There is a science to it but it’s not my expertise. I specialize in eating and writing.

I was fortunate to come across an author who blends the best of both worlds, food and writing. Author Genevieve Scholl allowed me to read a scene from her upcoming novel. I was impressed with her ability to invoke similar feelings that one experiences when eating food. The way she wrote about food made my taste buds salivate. It was like reading a scratch and sniff book.

So, I challenged myself to write about food. The following passage is my attempt.

Kelley cut into the center of the turf. Steam rose from the plate releasing a whiff of pepper, garlic and bacon around her.  The hearty surf oozed melted butter and a hint of melon. She cringed at the thought of the juices colliding. Kelley liked her food untainted, but he took the liberty to order for her. She glanced at him and hoped he did not notice her discomfort.

Writing about food seems easy but it is harder than you think. I did a decent job but there is always room for improvement. It’s clear Genevieve Scholl has perfected the art of writing about food and I suspect she may be a great cook!

The following books were written by Author Genevieve Scholl.     A Mother's Day Murder: Donna's Story and A Father's Day Fatality: Tigria's Story