Author Spotlight: Lindsey P. Brackett

If you’re signed up for The Little Blue Cottage monthly email community, you’ll have the chance to get to know author Lindsey P. Brackett through a fun rapid-fire Q&A interview. I’d like to introduce Lindsey here, too! About the Author Award-winning writer, Lindsey P. Brackett once taught middle grades literature, but now she writes herContinue reading “Author Spotlight: Lindsey P. Brackett”

I Must Be Crazy – NaNoWriMo and Other Fall Things

We’re knee deep in autumn here in Middle Tennessee. Leaves are an impressive array of golds and reds and oranges, the breeze is a little cooler every day, and pumpkin has permeated everything from our porches to our coffee cups. Halloween has come and gone, ushering in what, for most of us, is the busiestContinue reading “I Must Be Crazy – NaNoWriMo and Other Fall Things”

Recapping Release Month + Giveaway

I can’t believe it’s been one month since Someplace Familiar released into the world! A special thank you to everyone who has shown support and encouragement for the book these last few months. It’s been a whirlwind full of some unexpected lessons, surprises, blessings, and more. I thought it would be fun to share aContinue reading “Recapping Release Month + Giveaway”

Count Down to Release Day +Giveaways

SQUEAL!  Writing this post has been a long time coming, friends. Today I am starting my official countdown to RELEASE DAY! In ONLY EIGHT DAYS, on May 30, my debut novel Someplace Familiar will be available in print and e-book under my self-publishing imprint, Good Day Publishing!!! I’m doing a few (fairly low-key) things toContinue reading “Count Down to Release Day +Giveaways”

You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book

I’ve heard authors compare publishing a book to childbirth. Metaphorically, of course. But on that vein of thought, I think I’m in the throws of birthing pains, friends. Someplace Familiar is my “first born” book. She’s gestated for three years, not counting the decade or so I dreamed of her…the possibility of her. Like allContinue reading “You Won’t Remember the Pain: Birthing a Book”

250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)

“Would you stop being so stubborn?!” I uttered these words under my breath during my last editing session. My heroine was being particularly stubborn to do what I wanted her to in the scene. What? You didn’t know fictional characters have a mind of their own? It’s true! If you’re like me, characters take onContinue reading “250+ Author Tips (Plus, a Giveaway!)”

Author Interview & Giveaway: Janet W. Ferguson

I am really excited to welcome author Janet W. Ferguson today. Janet and I connected through Facebook and I think you’re really enjoy getting to know a little bit about her and her writing. Be sure to read on for a special giveaway, too!

Authors: Get Graphic Design & Marketing Help

Most often I’m writing these posts in the evening between cooking dinner and bedtime. But, by day, I work as a director of communications for a large church. It’s the biggest blessing to be creative for a living (even before my writing takes off!). And I don’t take it for granted. That’s why I’ve decidedContinue reading “Authors: Get Graphic Design & Marketing Help”

Authors’ Open House: Laurie Tomlinson

Well, here we are again, friends. Are you enjoying the Authors’ Open House so far? Me, too! In case you missed them you can go back and check out posts from Rachel McMillan, Meghan Gorecki, Jaime Jo Wright, and Mikal Dawn (see remaining line-up here). I’m up to my ears in preparing for the ACFWContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Laurie Tomlinson”

Authors’ Open House: Meghan Gorecki

Tuesday we kicked off the Author’s Open House with Rachel McMillan sharing about being a “real writer.” I don’t know about you, but I really loved what she had to say–great encouragement. Today we continue the month of Christian authors stopping by to share some thoughts on writing, reading, books, and more with Meghan Gorecki. (See the full line-upContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Meghan Gorecki”