Tag: Paint Chips

Reading The Painted Table

A few months ago I went to Baker Book House (my favorite, favorite, favorite book store in the whole world) to find something new to read. Can I just tell you how good Baker has been to me? They have given me shelf space… Continue Reading “Reading The Painted Table”

Building a Hype Army

My Mother’s Chamomile has been out for about 6 months. Hooray! So. Um. Why am I assembling a Hype Army right now? The book’s already out. People have read it. I’ve obtained fame and fortune…right? Well. Not the fame and fortune part. I’m not… Continue Reading “Building a Hype Army”

The Book I Want To Read

I’m near the end of my edits for A CUP OF DUST (my novel in progress). Thus far I have bled 7 purple pens dry and used 3 yellow legal pads full of paper. I can’t even come close to guessing how many cups… Continue Reading “The Book I Want To Read”

Toot Toot — Or, My Least Favorite Part of the Job

I love writing. When the ideas pop into my head. When I get a sentence just right. The editing. The rewriting. Days of daydreaming. Research. I love my job. Well. Most of it. There’s one part that I don’t particularly enjoy. Marketing. See, my mama… Continue Reading “Toot Toot — Or, My Least Favorite Part of the Job”

10 Days

My mom gave me this mug a few years ago while I was working on a manuscript called Paint Chips. At the time, I doubted the novel would ever find a publisher, let alone an audience. Still, I wrote. And wrote. And wrote. I… Continue Reading “10 Days”

Doing Work

My buddy Mitch* called me a “Writing Machine” the other day. Can I tell you, I don’t mind that title at all? Because I don’t. It’s flattering. It made me giggle a little. Then I felt like a non-writing machine because I was messing… Continue Reading “Doing Work”

The Hope Project

  October is when leaves come to full color just before dropping to the ground. Well, here in Michigan, at least. The trees are left nude, vulnerable. Exposed. By the end of the month all that’s left are wiry, twisting branches. The dark covers… Continue Reading “The Hope Project”

Best Seller Shelf

Earlier today I had the pleasure of discussing Paint Chips with the Tommy and Brook Book Club at Baker Book House. It was a whole lot of fun and I got to see some fabulous friends. While there, I noticed that Paint Chips…my little novel…was… Continue Reading “Best Seller Shelf”

Radio!!!!

This morning, I had a first! I got to sit in a RADIO STUDIO! Star 105.7 (the big top 40 station here in Grand Rapids) and record an interview with Tommy and Brook (hosts of the morning show). Seriously, they have beautiful speaking voices.… Continue Reading “Radio!!!!”

Grand Finale! And Grand Give-Away!

Congrats to Linda M. for winning the Kindle ebook of Goodness & Mercy by Patti Hill! Also, Congrats to Jenny M. for winning the big prize pack from Wednesday! Ladies, I’ll be in touch to get all the arrangements made! Today is the big close… Continue Reading “Grand Finale! And Grand Give-Away!”

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