We All Have Questions

Have writing, editing, or publishing questions? I will be at the Storyteller’s Cottage in Simsbury on December 2nd to help answer them. After six books, lots of positive and not so positive experiences with indie presses, and learning all about what sells, I will talk one-on-one to writers who have their own concerns and questions about the business.


Check out the last workshop above and the beautiful venue! For all the details, head on over to The Storyteller’s Cottage website at https://www.storytellerscottage.com/writing-workshops and check out all the amazing workshops. I hope to see you soon!

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Black Friday is For Books

Black Friday is for book shopping too!

CON BoxsetTwelve Months of Awkward Moments and Carnival of Nightmare available on B&N and Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2BZef2Q


Giveaway for Amazon GC and e-books starts Monday.


Check out the book tour:

November 26th
Within The Pages Of A Book
It’s a Book Life
Cindy’s Love of Books

November 27th
Birdie’s Bibliotheca
Moohnshine’s Corner 
The Phantom Paragrapher 
Amy’s MM Romance Reviews 
Booky thoughts and me

November 28th
A British Bookworm’s Blog
1-800 Books
Heartbeats Between Words
Book Briefs

November 29th
The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf
Set a Spell Book Blog
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Books We Love
The Spacejamber Reviews

November 30th
Melanie the Homebody
Book Reviews by Steph
Coffee Books and Cakes
bookish bibliophile

December 1st
Desired Reads Bookblog
Fiona Reads and FoodSpots
Dauntless Books and Penguins

Enter the giveaway at:


The Many Ways to See Me!

Check out one of my favorite places in CT on Better Connecticut. They did a story on The Storyteller’s Cottage, and I show up after 4 1/2 minutes. The Storyteller’s Cottage on Better Connecticut

TMOAM-Cover.jpgI”ll be talking one-one-one to writers at The Storyteller’s Cottage on Dec. 2. Get all the information at https://www.storytellerscottage.com/writing-workshops.  Have a question about the writing process, ask away! You can also find all my books for sale at The Storyteller’s Cottage.

Is it time to start shopping. Did someone you know enjoy Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine? How about Turtles All the Way Down? Get them a copy of Twelve Months of Awkward Moments. New 5-star review on Goodreads and Amazon states:

“If you are looking for an emotional read, then this book is for you. It really digs deep and touches on a subject that many people struggle with everyday. Mental Illness. Dani has several people in her family that suffer from mental illness and Dani herself struggles with anxiety and social awkwardness.

“She is always second guessing her decisions and conversations. She has to be perfect at her studies and she is extremely hard on herself. In this book you get to see Dani grow and learn to cope with her disabilities and fall in love. It is a tough road for her, but she is a strong girl.

“This book was a steady read. Not really a thriller, but does have some suspense and a bit of danger in it. This book will reach down into your soul. You can’t help but feel for the Dani and love her. There were times when I felt she was blind to some things going on in her life, but she figures it out.

“Overall this is a very good read. One that feels real, with real life problems. An emotional roller coaster, with wonderful characters. If you love books that deal with depression and different levels of mental illness, then this book may be up your ally. It is well written and enjoyable.

*ARC provided by Lisa Acerbo & Xpresso Book Tours”

Get your copy at Amazon

Write That Novel Workshop

Join me for an exciting day on October 20 about publishing your novel at the Write that Novel Workshop hosted by The Storyteller’s Cottage.

Write That Novel: Saturday Retreat 10/20


Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

$225 for 3 classes


Throughout the course of one productive day, learn from three talented local authors how to get your novel organized, edited, and published. It’s one-stop shopping!

Cycle through each of three sessions full of practical information to help you move that novel from your head to the published page and beyond. Get inspired, get the inside scoop, and meet lots of other local authors and literary contacts as well. 


 Plotting Your Novel          Editing For Publication       Query Letters & Agents

with Steve Liskow              with Steven Parlato               with Lisa AcerboCON Boxset


10:00 Coffee/pastries

10:30 SESSION 1

12:00 Lunch (Bring your own)

1:00 SESSION 2

2:30 Snack & Networking

3:00 SESSION 3

4:30 Optional Cocktail Party with Literary-themed Drinks!

For more information check out https://www.storytellerscottage.com/

Car Shopping

I hate to say stereotypes are prominent but I just had the worst car shopping experience ever at Grieco Honda in Rhode Island.

First, my daughter and I went. I hate to say they treat women differently but they were so rude and condescending from the start.  We asked the sales rep Jermaine to look at a trade in but he wouldn’t even go outside to inspect it. They offered $500 without an inspection on the trade in even though other dealerships offered $1500.

He then lied about not having a Carfax for the car we wanted to purchase. We went home and pulled it up and paid $40 for the Carfax because he wouldn’t and said it didn’t exist. We think the car must have been reported sold because it had never been titled but had no warranty.

We looked at a different dealership but finally thought the Honda Hybrid would be the best deal. When we went back the salesman was rude and wouldn’t even take our credit information. Finally a manager got involved and they did take out credit information but offered high financing to my daughter after lying about her credit score. She monitors it online and they told her a number much lower. It’s like they don’t want to sell cars and this one has been sitting on the lot since 2014.

Horrible customer service. Stay away from this dealership.