Posts Tagged ‘Mary Kay Andrews’
The Escape Artist Cover–One More Time
I’m still not happy with my concept for The Escape Artist’s E-book cover, so I hope you’re willing to vote one more time. I’m not going to bother with the text (my name and the title) until I make my final decision. Remember the book needs to stand out in a thumnail size on Amazon…Read More
My online friend, Kelly of Vancouver, was traveling through the southeast, so we decided to meet up at my condo on Topsail Island for a couple of days. That was the plan, anyway. We knew it was going to rain a bit. No sweat. We didn’t know–I guess no one did–that the rain would turn…Read More
You Never Sausage a Book!
You know how people say they don’t want to watch sausage being made? Well, I feel as though I invited you, my readers, to watch the writing equivalent of sausage making as you followed my painful progression through the creation of The Midwife’s Confession. It began a long time ago, when after a couple of months of…Read More
What was YOUR Teen Obsession?
I post monthly on a group blog, The Lipstick Chronicles, written by a gang of writers who are funny, irreverent, political, poignant, and who tell it like it is day after day. Last month, I wrote the following post for TLC and I’ve had a few requests to repost it here. Hope you enjoy it!…Read More
Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life. . .
When I was a kid, my dad would take us out in the back yard of our summer bungalow in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to star gaze. We had these big Adirondack chairs and he’d tip one against the other so that when we climbed into them, we’d be nearly prone–perfect for looking up at the…Read More
The Writer's Brain is a Weird and Exhausting Thing
A few nights ago when I was getting ready for bed, I had a nighty-night pill and my earplugs waiting for me on my nightstand. Not thinking, I reached for an earplug and my bottle of water, catching myself when I had the earplug an inch from my mouth (which is much better than the…Read More
The (Probable) Winner for The Escape Artist E-book Cover
Counting all the votes on my blog and Facebook page, it looks like this cover is the winner for the e-book reissue of The Escape Artist. First, I’ll play with it a little–soften the focus and tweak a few other things to make it more to my liking. But I do love this little guy. He…Read More
Finished. . . Again
I believe this is draft #8 of The Midwife’s Confession. Yes, all of you who are trying to write a book and believe that once you’ve typed The End you’ll have a publishable novel, you are 99 times out of 100, wrong. You have to do it again until you get it right. I think I now…Read More
Leaving Mayo and the Cursed Research
Hey, blog readers, thanks for hanging out with me this week! We’re sitting in our hotel room tonight and John just gave me a thumbs up and said “Good week!” and he’s so right. It’s been quite an experience in many ways, and I’ll never again baste a turkey without thinking of “the oven” (I’m still…Read More
How I'll Spend My Vacation
How many of you have ever lived with mystery symptoms? A bunch of you, I bet. (They are not all in your head. I believe you!) I have some mystery symptoms that have been going on for a few years now and my doctor and I finally made the decision that I should pay a little visit to…Read More