Finding a Publisher

I received an e-mail from a writer who found my Web site in her search for a publisher. She wrote, “I am seeking a Publisher for my {genre} manuscript.  Can you tell me approximately how much it would cost, or do the Publishers pay you?” Well, the answer is, “It depends …” Whether you pay … Read more

How Blessed I Am!

Today was my birthday, and my husband Jack took me out for dinner. I had fried chicken livers – yummy! Jack and I just celebrated our 39th anniversary a few weeks ago. We’re very blessed to share our lives … and lots of love and laughter. The first thing I noticed about him was his sense … Read more

Review for Spring House

Ellen Hogan of Reader Views recently reviewed Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas, the book I edited for David Bowles. “This was a very interesting book, I didn’t want it to end. Although I am not a huge fan of historical writing, I enjoyed this book. The writer made the meshing of story … Read more

Finding the Information You Need

The Internet is filled with information, but the challenges are finding what you need among the millions of Web sites, then determining if the information you find is reliable. And researching in the library can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Your Information Center offers a free report on how to do research, both … Read more

Who Needs an Editor?

Some writers hesitate to admit they need the help of an editor because they think it reflects negatively on their writing ability. “A good writer shouldn’t need an editor,” they think. Aspiring writers hoping to have their stories or articles published may think editing is the job of the publisher’s editorial staff. Businesspeople preparing proposals, manuals, … Read more

Current Projects

I’m helping Richard Turner, known as “the greatest card mechanic of all time,” find an agent and/or publisher for his Christian time travel/action adventure novel Re-Deal: A Miss Guided Adventure. And as soon as my friend Grace Anne Schaefer, author of The New Day Dawns, recovers a little more from her recent heart surgery, we’ll … Read more

Volunteer Activities

I’ve been doing a lot of work on the Web site for my church — All Saints Anglican in San Antonio. If you’re a Christian, you might enjoy some of the features, such as Bible search, Bible verse randomizer, free e-cards, an inspirational movie … If you’re a non-Christian curious about what Christians believe, visit … Read more

The Last Boat Out: Memoirs of a Triumphant Vietnamese-American Family by the Truongs

 GASLight Publishing has released The Last Boat Out: Memoirs of a Triumphant Vietnamese-American Family. On April 29, 1975 – one day before the fall of Saigon, Truong-Nhu Dinh and his wife Nga fled Vietnam. They left everything behind but their five children and their cherished values and traditions. As the boat left the port, they … Read more