How to Raise a Mockingbird

For the past week, I've been kicking around a new idea. I know, I'm always kicking around ideas. This one happened to be around a thriller. I sat in my office, moving index cards around, trying to see if the new shiny idea was worth pursuing.  Ronan, my dog and sidekick, was intensely focused on … Continue reading How to Raise a Mockingbird



When I wrote my first novel, I didn't outline. I just went along from one scene to the next, deciding what happened on the spur of the moment. The result was something that will remain forever trunked. It's not that it's a bad story, just the opposite. One day I'll rewrite it. But in the … Continue reading Outlining