Visit Amy Sue Nathan's website, Women's Fiction Writers, and read the Q&A she did with me. It's always fun to be interviewed. By explaining what I think to others, it helps redefine my ideas for myself. Of course, my hope is always that what I say in an interview will help some other writer out there and perhaps sell a few books. Right now, I am off to work on my latest book before the hustle and bustle of back-to-school preparation begins next week..
Happy writing, everyone!
For two weeks this summer, I went guns blazing for the PeaChic grant. Alas, I didn't win it, BUT I was in first for a while battling The Tapestry Network until they won. While congratulations to them is in order, they encouraged me to reapply for the next round - and I did. So stay tuned for an announcement in October. If I am accepted as a finalist again, I will once more need your votes every day until voting ends. Hopefully, this time I will win the grant.
uPDATE ON TALLAHASSEE
As many of you know, I was honored to receive a place in the 2013 Florida State University Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families (or FSU's EBV-F for short). It was an all-expenses-paid training program that consisted of an online portion, an on-site or classroom portion and a year of follow-up services.
All I can say is that while it was a grueling nine days of immersion learning, I am very grateful for the opportunity to learn how to build my business, how to maintain it and grateful to have gained 13 sisters in crime. I know there are at least 13 people who have my back as I move forward with my book, Pocket Parks of NYC, and the publishing business beyond.
This was truly a life-changing program for me in a variety of areas. I will be forever grateful to EBV-F and my family who sacrificed to get me there. It was the longest time I've ever been away from my boys, all of them! They fared well, learned a lot while I was gone and I was too tired and busy to worry about it, quite frankly. I know the time was well-spent. If you are a military family member or a veteran and are considering starting a business, or are already in business, consider applying for next year's class. Mine was in Tallahassee, but there are other locations. For more information, go to http://apps.whitman.syr.edu/ebv/programs/families/.
Now I'm off to work on my business plan and build my empire. :)
So much going on!
HEADING TO TALLAHASSEE SOON
I am very excited to have been chosen for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans' Families. My group is heading to Tallahassee for a week-long, on-site training period after a rigorous month of assignments and research. This is an all expenses paid opportunity for military family members to build or create their businesses. As for me, I am working on my Pocket Parks of NYC project and learning all the legal, financial and managerial aspects of running my little publishing business.
If you are a family member of a United States veteran and would like more information about EBV-F, please go to EBV-F.
MY NOVEL IS PUBLISHED!
I am also pleased to announce the publication of SCRAPS on January 24th, 2013, by Solstice Publishing. Right now, the book is available as an ebook, but the print version will be available by March. As soon as I have a firm date, I will post it here. In the meantime, you can order SCRAPS through Amazon.com for your Kindle or through Smashwords for a variety of other platforms. If you do, I would really appreciate your review on either or both of these sites.