Writing Success?

When I was a “new” writer, I would get very excited about any measure of success. This is as it should be. Which makes me wonder, as an “old” writer, am I now jaded or just too busy?

Nocturnal Creatures

I am an insomniac, always have been. I credit this with my writer-ly beginnings. As a child, after my sister and I–who shared bunk beds, she in the top bunk and me in the bottom–performed our nightly monster check, she would drift off to sleep, while I laid wide-eyed staring at the springs on the undersideContinue reading “Nocturnal Creatures”

Apologies & Book Sales Analysis

  Apologies! I’ve been away for awhile, and I apologize for completely abandoning my blog and WordPress over the last few months! THANK YOU to all who remained loyal to my site during my absence. Some personal issues crept up: a new job, my Mother (who has dementia) moving near us, writing a new book,Continue reading “Apologies & Book Sales Analysis”

Top 100, I’ll Take It!

I’m running a promotion on my novel, “Secret Agent of God.” It’s a Kindle Countdown deal for .99 through this Sunday, 9/5. I went to copy the link for a tweet that I was writing and discovered the e-book had hit one of the Amazon Top 100 lists @#66. So I take this as aContinue reading “Top 100, I’ll Take It!”

Bar Fly Away

Women’s Fiction/Romance By Eileen Slovak Nadia was no bar fly, but her roommate Tina fit the profile. Friday nights at Joe’s Tiki bar in Miami, Tina would routinely perch on the edge of a bar stool, pitching forward, revealing her substantial cleavage, while flipping her false blonde locks at some unsuspecting fool. The dim torchlight masked the pockmarked skinContinue reading “Bar Fly Away”

Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt

As I’m running in circles this week trying to prepare for my second of three book fairs tomorrow at the Calvert library in Prince Frederick, Maryland, events.html this will be brief! It’s a quick photo essay of my more artistic pictures. I’ve also begun adding cute sayings to some curious photos and some quiz photo’s about Secret AgentContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Nine, A Photo Story Prompt”

Are You a Facebook Flop?

  If you’re not a Facebook superstar, fear not! You likely have other strengths. In the scheme of marketing things, my Facebook fan page is NOT growing in leaps and bounds. I opened it, because it was one of the many things marketing experts tell authors we must do to sell more books! Well…I think myContinue reading “Are You a Facebook Flop?”

Artistic in the District: Part Two

The focus for part two of Artistic in the District is the blending of two art forms, writing and photography. Some of my favorite blogs are those featuring poetry or a story combined with an artistic photo or photos. In a sense, almost all bloggers strive to accomplish some form of this. These seem toContinue reading “Artistic in the District: Part Two”

Preview: page 99 of #SAOG, e-book .99 on Amazon

I was reading about the page 99 test on http://www.page99test.com/ and decided to give it a whirl. It’s an interesting concept although I guess it’s not really new, it was new to me. Readers read your page 99 and then offer feedback and or decide based on this page whether or not they would be interestedContinue reading “Preview: page 99 of #SAOG, e-book .99 on Amazon”

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