My third novel GET YOU GOOD releases today from Kensington Books’ Dafina imprint! It’s been more than a year but at the same time it feels like it happened so fast! Anyway, here’s what its all about: Continue reading
The virtual tour for my newest release GET YOU GOOD starts this week! Be sure to stop by the blogs listed each day for reviews and interviews. You can also listen in live and call in to ask me questions of your own at my radio stops. Look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, March 18, 2013
- Black Authors Network with Ella Curry (RADIO SHOW) – 8:30 pm EST
Call in at: (646) 200-0402
- All the Buzz Reviews (BLOG STOP)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
- Sharvette Mitchell Radio Show – 7:00 pm EST
Call in at: 347-945-5907
- Paulette Harper Johnson (BLOG STOP)
Getting to the end of a book is usually satisfying. For the writer, the feeling of completing a manuscript is even more satisfying. But now that you’ve done it, now that you’re sitting there with this 87 000 word long document, you must be asking yourself, what next? If the spotlight is what you seek then it’s time to get published…
Are you sitting on a finished manuscript, unsure of where to go next? I talk about a few options for unpublished writers on my latest post on the Word on the Street Blog. Find out the important things you should be doing as you seek to get your book from your computer hard drive to a book store shelf. I can’t possibly address everything in one post, so send me your questions and I will be sure to help however I can!
“It’s that dreaded moment we all fear. You try to deny it, but after hours staring at a blinking curser you’re convinced: you have writer’s block. It’s as unavoidable as the flu and almost as unpredictable, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Symptoms include, lack of inspiration, insipid paragraphs, and an addiction to the delete button. There is no foolproof cure, but here are a few remedies that may work….”
On the Toronto Word on the Street blog this month I talk about strategies for fighting writer’s block. Read the rest of the post at The Word on the Street blog and let me know if any of these worked for you. Or better yet, tell me, what do you do to deal with writer’s block?
It’s finally here! Spring. And in a few weeks it will be summer. With these new seasons come a lot of new things. Like warm weather, too-short shorts, and visits to the beach. I’ve also been doing some new things this Spring, particularly blogging about my experience as a writer. For the next few months I will be sharing my experience as a new author on Toronto’s Word on the Street blog. Here is a snippet from my first post:
The Journey of a Thousand Pages
I guess if I should talk about writing I should start at the beginning. But what is the beginning? Is it that January morning when I excused myself from my meeting to answer the first ever phone call from my would-be-editor? Or was it several years earlier when I sat in a cubicle working my dead end job and decided to start writing for real so I would have something sensible going on in my life. Those were beginnings of sorts. But I think the real beginning was with a girl named Simone, a boring Geography class, and a $1.25 notebook….(Read more here)
Be sure to check it out and let me know what you thing. And while you’re there check out the other things going on in the writing community in Toronto.
I had my first ever book signing event at the Chapters Bookstore at Kennedy Commons, Scarborough, on Sunday March 11, 2012. It went better than I expected and I met a lot of great people. Special thanks to everyone who stopped by, chatted with me and bought my book. I can’t wait for the next one!
So in case you missed the memo I am a Christian Fiction writer. Don’t believe? Check the link up top to my books and the link to my website home for more info. Most people’s next question is, what is Christian Fiction? And even if you have an inkling of what it is, that inkling might have you conjouring up images of pale skinned southern women in milkmaids dresses, wearing white bonnets on a prairie field somewhere. Let me assure you, that’s not what I write about. But unfortunately that’s still the box that most people put Christian Fiction in. Check out this article from Reviews Library Journal on the issue. My February release One Way or Another, gets a mention along with some other great titles.
Check out the whole article at Reviews Library Journal.
I know it’s been a long time guys (okay a really long time). But hey! Happy New Year and I hope you’ve had a great season. This girl here has been going through a lot of life changes. You get to share one with me on February 28, 2012 with the release of my second novel One Way or Another. I really love this book and I hop you will too. I even got a pretty decent review:
“Less a traditional romance novel and more a story of faith and redemption, Bowen’s sophomore outing enchants from the first page…”
Great start to a review right? Read the whole things at:
You could also win a free copy in the Goodreads contest. See http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/19235-one-way-or-another for details.
I’m so excited! Are you?