[Review] The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey-

[Review] The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey-

Eric Jerome Dickey has always been a detailed, decadent writer. From one of the first books I ever read by him, Friends and Lovers, I appreciated that I felt like I was ‘in the scene’, like I could go to LA and drive around, because he’d been so descriptive, down to the number of streetlights one might encounter on Crenshaw Boulevard. So when one sits down to read an EJD book, one should not expect to skip and flit over details.



Sample Sunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye- May the best man win

Sample Sunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye- May the best man win

Leslie Sutton and Kade “KC” Coleman find themselves at odds when a KC opens a family salon that directly competes with Leslie’s small town beauty shop. But when Potter Lake’s Mayor reveals his true motivations, the two must set aside their squabble and work together to save the sweet, southern, slow moving town– and of course saving each other along the way.

As always, this is unedited and subject to change.




#SampleSunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye -“Your mouth is big as I don’t know what.”

#SampleSunday: Leslie’s Curl & Dye -“Your mouth is big as I don’t know what.”

I… am not sure what this story is or where it is going, but on my way out the door one Friday evening, something started writing itself in my head and Leslie’s Curl & Dye won’t go away. It’ll probably be a short story… I don’t know. We’ll see where it goes!  Anyhoozle, I wanted to post something new since Sam’s is still revving up. Hope you enjoy and I hope you see more. NOTE: This is a long snip, so grab a cuppa and take a seat! 





This article is the truth: ALLi- Want more self-publishing success? Write more books.

This article is the truth: ALLi- Want more self-publishing success? Write more books.

When I published my first (full length) book, Brunch at Ruby’s, I was left with a feeling of now what? I had a huge presale, and then a good couple of weeks of sales, and then the numbers started to fall and I didn’t know what to do. How was I supposed to keep that momentum? How would I keep people coming back to my page on Amazon|B&N|Smashwords, etc?

I asked a couple of more successful indie authors, what was the secret to high sales? What was the secret to a huge following? What was the secret to getting people to notice you, to keep selling books? The answer?