Seven Random Facts About Casey

I’ve always thought those getting-to-know-you games were really fun. But because it’s kind of hard to play a game on my blog, I figured I’d just do one of those Seven Random Facts About Me posts. If anyone does want to play along, you can post seven random facts about...

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Why My Edits Are Only Suggestions

Some authors don’t hire editors because they don’t want someone telling them how they have to write their books. While I can’t speak for other freelance editors, that is an inaccurate view of my editing style. My edits are and always will be merely suggestions. When I...

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What are Teasers

One question I get asked often is, “What are teasers?” Simply put, teasers are the quotes taken out of your novel and used as marketing to entice readers to buy your book. They are the one-liners, short snippets, and longer excerpts. Sometimes they are used with...

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HFOI 2018 Reading Challenge: January

Happy New Year! My favorite part of the new year is coming up with new reading challenges. And this year, I'm inviting all of you to join me. Each month, I'll post an easy challenge and my book choice. I'll post updates throughout the month as I read the book, and...

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Why Book Bibles Are Important

Authors are incredibly talented, creating stories with nothing but their imagination. They know everything from the heroine's eighth birthday party to the reason why the hero hates the color green. And if they actually created a brand new, fantasy land? You can bet...

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Black Friday Week Sale

It's that time of year again! Holidays and shopping, massive sales and hot chocolate. To get into the joy of the season, I've been drinking hot chocolate by the bucket and doing a lot of my own shopping. But now, I'm spreading the joy of sales and shopping to you. You...

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Writing Prompt Wednesday Week 2

It's the second week of writing prompts! Did you write a story for the last one? Are you eagerly awaiting the next one? I won't keep you waiting much longer. This week's prompt made me laugh probably more than I should. (I have a very weird sense of humor. You'll get...

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Writing Prompt Wednesdays

I've decided to have a little fun and start doing Writing Prompt Wednesdays! Each week, I'll post a unique prompt. You can either start a story in the comments, or write one on your own time. If you do write a story, I hope you'll share it with me! I'd love to see...

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