WHICH ONE?

WHICH ONE?

First off, I have a new book for you to check out. Actually, it isn’t new, but it is great. Another Vineyard novel, and this one is fantastic. I read Split Rock by Holly Hodder Eger not long ago. This book touched me as it has all the things, Martha’s...
BEYOND THIS HARBOR

BEYOND THIS HARBOR

Hey everyone! How is your summer going? The wild weather has undoubtedly put a “damper” on things… pun intended. But hopefully, you are making the best of it. I am still shopping my second novel, The Summer Before, to agents. I have some luck with full requests...
BEST NEWS EVER!

BEST NEWS EVER!

More than any award or best-selling status, I am thrilled that I, working alongside the RFK Community Alliance organization here in Massachusetts and the FUEL program, the sailing camp on Martha’s Vineyard and soon to be newly named Martha’s Vineyard Ocean Academy,...
SHOULD WE BE EXCLUSIVE?

SHOULD WE BE EXCLUSIVE?

If you read my last post, you’d know I, like many, am in the query trenches with my second novel, The Summer Before. I have a publisher, but I am trying to get that elusive agent deal, although my thoughts on this are evolving, like many other writers and...
Edits, Queries & Feelings

Edits, Queries & Feelings

Hey everyone. I am in the weeds with my final round of edits for my next book, The Summer Before. Look what my editor had to say after reading the first draft… DianneI was completely enthralled while editing, which is not usual. You’ll find comments and some...
LESSONS FROM ROME

LESSONS FROM ROME

I’ve been listening to and reading Meditations by the Great Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. My mother gave me the small book many years ago as I was, for a time, into philosophy and all things Rome after reading Julius Caesar. I go back to the book occasionally,...