Where will we be in 2015?

When I was younger, 2015 seemed so very far away.  Can you believe that Back to the Future 2 had us dreaming about Hover Boards and Flying Cars?

It’s amazing to think how far we’ve come in terms of medicine and smart technology, but then again, some of the most important world issues are still nagging us.

But Great Scott, self lacing shoes? Yes, please!

But when I read things like, “Bill Gates wants to turn poop into drinking water,” I think wow, have we arrived?

Here’s to an interesting year, and possibly some automatic dog walkers, Pepsi Perfect or phone glasses…

Happy New Year, enjoy!

Back to the Future 2 Movie Trailer



Finding talent is so rare, but then someone that is so earnest and hardworking, comes along.

I love this video for the musicality. But even more so, I love the unveil of this kid’s talent and chops. He has studied this music, he’s practiced and when given the chance, he is confident enough to make it his own.


Finding an Agent is Like Dating All Over Again

It’s true, finding “the one,” the right agent for an author is like dating, all over again. Since I had met my husband before online dating was really a thing, I feel like I’m cast back into the dating pool, trying to get to know a number of agents online. You do your proper cyberstalking, you know, online research to figure out what kind of authors they’re into and what their really looking for in someone.

It’s amazing how active a number of agents are on Twitter. You can learn so much about what their interests are, query tips and more. And one fine day, you actually decide to insert yourself into a conversation on Twitter with an agent. That’s when it sets in, questions fill your mind.

If you’ve queried this agent already, and they tweet you back, you start questioning yourself…what does this mean? Are they thinking about me/my book? Do they know I’ve queried them?

When they provide a #pubtip #querytip (usually what not to do), you secretly hope they AREN’T talking about you then.  An agent recently Tweeted that she was jealous of the manuscript her colleague was reading…and you wish, now, that they were talking about you.

If you’re lucky enough to attend a conference with one-on-one pitch sessions, then welcome to speed dating! You better have your elevator pitch ready and wipe off the sweaty palms. Once you take a seat, you’ve got less than 10 minutes to make an impression and see if there’s a connection. I recently attended a conference and was exhausted by the end of the weekend. But at the end of the day, I was so thankful to have met some really great agents.

So essentially, the life of an author comes down to speed dating and online dating…and maybe you’ll find the one, yet.