Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK

In the post-Depression United States, nursing wasn't considered a particularly "nice" job for young, unmarried women. Still, in an uncertain world where jobs were scarce and educational opportunities limited, a nursing career offered a certain amount of security. With the onset of the Second World War, "secure" became a less apt word for a nurse's… Continue reading Ruth G. Haskell’s HELMETS AND LIPSTICK

Life, Marketing and Branding, Photos, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

The Naptime Author is Getting a Facelift

  Well, I'm not getting one. Although my face has gotten some new...hmm, let's call them "wisdom lines," they're here to stay. (Mind you, if I'm calling them wisdom lines, I'm not sure I've earned as many as are cropping up...) No, after almost two years of blogging, it's time for my site to get an… Continue reading The Naptime Author is Getting a Facelift

Marketing and Branding, Publishing, Querying, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Seven MORE Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

The world of writing--especially for those of us who are looking to publish--can be a confusing place, full of unfamiliar acronyms and terminology. Navigating all of these terms can be tricky, especially if you're like me and don't particularly like having to ask for help. Never fear! As a follow up to my January post… Continue reading Seven MORE Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should

Books, Life, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing

Pre-Publishing Panics

  I'm avoiding my inbox. You see, waiting in my inbox is the first half of my book, back from my editor. After more than two years, my debut novel is just about ready to be launched out into the real world. And I...I am too scared to open that document. I know what needs to… Continue reading Pre-Publishing Panics

History Class, Photos, Travel, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii holds a great deal of United States history. It was the site of the surprise attack that galvanized the U.S. into full participation in the Second World War. Within its peaceful blue waters, the wrecks of the USS Arizona and USS Utah rest as quiet memorials and tombs. The marble pillars memorializing the lives… Continue reading The Ship Where WW2 Ended: Exploring the USS Missouri