Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS

Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS
Available on Amazon and

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Goodreads give-away

So far, 333 have entered the second Goodreads give-away for Mom's Story.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Press Releases

Here's a great place to list your press releases for free:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Goodreads give-away again

There's another give-away of Mom's Story now on Get in on the drawing!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Don'ts for Query Letters

Never mention who has rejected the piece before.
Do not request advice or comments.
Do not talk about how thrilling it would be to be published.
Do not discuss payment
Do not discuss copyright. Editors know that you own your work the minute you type it.
From Windy Lynn Harris

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hint of the Day

Remember - Bad decisions make good stories!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Chapter One

I just placed Chapter One of Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS on my website: follow the "Books I've Written" link.

Goodreads give-away

300 have entered the new Goodreads Give-away for my book,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mom's Story

New questions and new answers about my book and me at

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Virtual Book Tours

Another virtual book tour opened this morning for my book:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Goodreads give-away

258 have entered the new drawing on Find out more about Mom's Story at

Monday, February 15, 2010

Radio show

My interview about Mom’s Story is running now non-stop for two full days on

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Virtual Book Tour

A new tour will be starting February 17, 2010 on New questions and answers about Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Critique Group

Are you a writer in need of a critique group in Phoenix?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Your Essential Synopsis Checklist

From Writer’s Digest, February 01, 2010

Here are the essential specs for a successful synopsis:

  • Use a 1-inch margin on all sides; justify the left margin only.
  • Put your name and contact information on the top left corner of the first page.
  • Type the novel’s genre, word count and the word “Synopsis” in the top right corner of the first page. Don’t number the first page.
  • Put the novel’s title, centered and in all caps, about one-third of the way down the page.
  • Begin the synopsis text four lines below the title.
  • The text throughout the synopsis should be double-spaced (unless you plan to keep it to one or two pages, in which case single-spaced is OK).
  • Use all caps the first time you introduce a character.
  • After the first page, use a header on every page that contains your last name/your novel’s title in all caps/the word “Synopsis”:Name/TITLE/Synopsis.
  • After the first page, number the pages in the top right corner on the same line as the header.
  • The first line of text on each page after the first page should be three lines below the header.

Mom's Story is available

More places to purchase Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS. Check

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Goodreads give-away again

113 have entered the new Goodreads giveaway for my book, Mom's Story.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Goodreads give-away

I opened another giveaway of my book (Mom's Story) on Goodreads, this one is worldwide. So far 77 have entered.

Radio show

I just did a tape for an online radio show for the book this morning. It will run in a few weeks on

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Entry closed

The drawing for my book on Goodreads closed with 816 entries, both winners were from Canada.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Only 8 hrs to go...

Only 8 hours left to enter a drawing on for a free copy of Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS.

Deadline nears...

The drawing pool on Goodreads is up to 747 with less than 24 hours left to put your name in the "hat" for a free copy of Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nickum's Notes

A new edition of my newsletter, Nickum's Notes, is now available at


UPDATE! 701 have entered the drawing for a free copy of Mom's Story on Goodreads with less than 48 hrs. until the drawing.