Thursday, December 31, 2015
White Light blog tour with Anna Simpson
Thanks, Elizabeth for having me here and participating in the tour.
When I decided to take my writing seriously, I read Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and it left me wide eyed. I saw the ocean of writers around me and knew that we all thought we were good. We all thought our work was worthy of being published.
There were and are millions of us.
Through the chatter on an online writing group I heard about publishers looking for shorts, so I submitted. I heard about open calls and got rejected. I watched while one after another of the group found their place in the publishing industry. They set examples of the right way to do things and I copied them.
So if you haven’t yet, join a writing group, get feedback, watch and learn.
Then it happened just as it happened with the others. I was offered a contract for White Light. I didn’t care that it was with a micro-publisher. It really didn’t matter to me. This was my first step into the publishing world.
And the best part was I wrote something that someone else thought others should read.
What encourages you? Small or big, I’d love to know. :-)
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About the book
Emma never dreamed of being a super-sleuth. In her mind, she’s more Scooby Doo than Nancy Drew and when her nosy neighbor, Mrs. Perkins, drags her to an anniversary party to solve a mystery, she rolls her eyes, buys a box of chocolates and hops in the car.
What’s a party without an attack on its host—or more accurately on the host’s grandson, sparking an allergic reaction and moving the party to the hospital waiting room. Suddenly, everyone is a suspect. Emma and Mrs. Perkins, along with Great Aunt Alice (a spirit with boundary issues who keeps stepping into Emma’s body like a new dress and playing matchmaker), dive into an investigation that almost gets Emma killed along with the man they are trying to protect. With so many reasons to kill him and so much to be gained if he died, Emma and Mrs. Perkins must unravel the tenuous ties that point to every member of his family as potential killers.
Even if it means going back to the psych ward, Emma will protect her friend and this innocent man. What good is freedom if it’s haunted with guilt?