Grammy Award Trivia

The 2019 Grammy Awards will air tomorrow evening. I decided to take a look at the history of this prestigious music award. Now that I have a few facts, let’s play trivia. When were the first Grammy Awards held?Where did the awards’ ceremony take place? Who were some...

How to Wrap a Christmas Present

Please welcome my guest, Ruth Buchanan. You’ll enjoy her gift of humor in writing. Thank you, Ruth, for joining us today. How to Wrap a Christmas Present: A Tutorial for Those Who Are All Thumbs It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless, like me,...

Kathleen Bailey shares her ACFW Conference experience

A friend once told me, if you’re serious about writing, you’ll be serious about attending conferences. They offer help on so many fronts—workshops, building friendships within the writing community, meeting with agents, and networking. I was not able to attend the...

Wordsmithing

I used to teach fourth grade. Very early in each school year, I addressed one of my pet peeves, a common fourth grade error. I put the words “A lot” and “Alot” on the board and X’d out the second incorrect option. It amazed me how many students insisted that the...

The Pros and Cons of Co-Writing

Readers, Writers, and Friends, I recently had the pleasure of guest blogging on author E.A. West’s website. I’m re-posting it here in case you missed it. After completing my third novel, I sat brainstorming ideas for a new project. I kept returning to a...

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