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Interview with Author Samantha Goodwin

Indie Author Samantha Goodwin, author of the newly released Murder at Macbeth, chats with me about her writing process, writing tips, and publishing. 1. How long have you been interested in writing crime fiction and was  there a particular book, movie, or news story…

Indie Book Review: Murder at Macbeth by Samantha Goodwin

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Murder at Macbeth is just the kind of book you’d want to read relaxing by the pool in the summer or curled up under a blanket on a cold winter’s night. It’s the kind of book you can’t seem…

I’m Not Writing, and it’s Okay.

If there’s one thing we writers hear constantly, it’s “you should be writing.” We say it to ourselves, we say it to each other, we post it in memes and on sticky notes affixed to our laptops: Why aren’t you writing? Ninety-Nine percent of…

Indie Book Review: The Forest by Julia Blake

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ The Forest is the kind of story you’d expect to find in a dusty old tome if you wandered into a magical bookshop in an old English village. It’s a timeless epic tale full of mystery, love, magic, folklore, and the complex interweaving…

Five Questions: Indie Author Melissa L. Colon

Indie author Melissa L. Colon, one of my critique partners and longtime best friends, talks with me about writing, self-publishing, and being an indie author. Julia: You’ve been a writer for more than 25 years and recently published your first novel, Colder Weather. How…

2018: Byeeeeee! Not Sorry to See You Go

To put it nicely, 2018 was not my favorite year. It wasn’t a horrible year, but it wasn’t great. It could have been much, much better. 2018 was a year with a lot of wheel spinning, a lot of goals that went unconquered, and…

One Year Later…

My debut novel, Ashes Swept, was released one year ago today. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since then, but I definitely think I’ve learned a a few things in my first year as a published author. Here’s what I’m taking…