My road to THE CALL was nine years long… After I finished graduate school, I was finally ready to find an agent, and I found one quickly. It was not a good experience. I was a little too naïve, a little too trusting, a little timid to fight for what I deserved. After some time, … Continue reading Seymour Agency “THE CALL” Blog Hop- Before the Call
Over the weekend, I signed a contract with New American Library for a new Amish Quilting Mystery Series.The first book, MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE will be released late 2013. When I write for New American Library, I will be using the pen name Isabella Alan. It’s common for a publisher to ask an author to … Continue reading Author’s Namesakes
Happy Maid of Murder month! Whoever thought this time would come? My debut mystery novel, Maid of Murder, which has received wonderful reviews, will be released on June 16th. I have been working toward this moment since I was eleven years old. I started writing my first novel when I was thirteen. I still have … Continue reading Are Books Allowed in Heaven?
Somehow along the way in my unvaried career (I say “unvaried” because I’ve worked in one library or another since I was sixteen), I became a techie person. I came to this realization as I was shopping online for yet another computer and was reading reviews and model specs. I actually knew what they were … Continue reading Zero to Tech
My sister-in-law once said the first thing she noticed and liked about my brother was he was quirky. Well, she certainly picked the right family to marry into because we have our share of quirks, myself included. One of my many quirks is setting seemingly obscure goals. One such example was my goal to visit … Continue reading Forty-eight States in Thirty Years
I still lead with librarian. You know the drill; when you meet someone new and invariably after names are traded, the next question is “What do you do?” To answer that question I say, “I’m a librarian.” I usually stumble over the word “librarian”, so it sounds like “Li—Librarian.” I wonder sometimes if this gives … Continue reading Leading with Librarian