Gold Book Award

Hurting Like Hell, Living with Gusto: My Battle with Chronic Pain won gold in the Florida Authors and Publishers President’s Book Award contest! I knew I’d won an award but didn’t know it was gold until the banquet (which I missed because I was traveling for other book events). My …

Author Support

A lot of people have asked me what they can do to help support their favorite authors. I think there are some universal truths that would be appreciated by successful veterans and newcomers alike. I made an infographic with a few tips, in part because I’m trying to improve my …

WSRE Interview

One of the best learning experiences so far came in the form of a nearly 30-minute interview on our PBS affiliate, WSRE. It was a lesson in controlling nerves, staying calm, and going with the flow. For starters, I wasn’t fully aware of the concept of a greenroom until I …

Book Tour: Atlanta

One of the most fun parts of being an author is traveling to cities where old friends live. I recently spent nine days in metro Atlanta, and while there were some challenging times (I’ll NEVER be ok with the traffic!), there were some great times, too. Some major stuff went …

Book Publicity

Being an author is my favorite job ever. It’s humbling, adventurous, sometimes maddening, and always fascinating. I put together some info on the book publicity I’ve gotten so far, and it’s mind-blowingly surreal. My word today, and every day, is “grateful.” Featured on Out Magazine’s website  The Out piece was …

Thank You

This post is a thank-you note to everybody who’s bought or will buy my books. Thank you to every person who’s bought or will buy one of my books in person. You took time out of your life to come to an event, sit quietly for a reading, or take …

New Year, New Goals

Half my family got sick at Christmas, I worked a long day in healthcare on the 27th, and yesterday was spent on the application process for state-approved medical marijuana. Those three factors combined to allow the end of 2017 to sneak up on me, and it wasn’t until I looked …