Publishing News

The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) released its 21st Emerald Coast Review (ECR) featuring a record number of regional writers and artists, and I am among them! This anthology has been published biannually since 1989. The publication features quality fiction, nonfiction, poetry, contemporary, emerging, and experimental works along with the best of art, graphic design andContinue reading “Publishing News”

Emerald Coast Review 2021

The West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF)’s Emerald Coast Review (ECR) has published the voices of regional writers in an anthology since 1989. This year marks the 21st volume. It is available for purchase on Amazon.  You will find Lori O’Gara’s contribution on page 116. It is a bittersweet memory of her childhood and a tribute toContinue reading “Emerald Coast Review 2021”

Can You Hear That?

Shhh..listen…do you hear that small still voice? It is that one that calls you to stop procrastinating. It is the one that tells you that you have work to do. You have a story to write. Can you hear it now? No? Turn off the distractions. Yes, I said to turn them off. The television usedContinue reading “Can You Hear That?”

The Harsh Truth of an Indie Author

You will not sell books… or you might sell books. Just not in the quantities you dream of selling. A couple dozen one month and maybe three the next, or zero the next. You will not become the best selling author your first year…or your second year…or your third year. Your family and sometimes noseyContinue reading “The Harsh Truth of an Indie Author”

It’s Today…I am doing the thing today.

I made a decision. That in itself is an accomplishment. I am a very back and forth sort of decider. I think things through so much that I make a decision and then change my mind. I have decided to stop doing that. I decided to stop waiting to be ready and just do stuff.Continue reading “It’s Today…I am doing the thing today.”