New Directions

Apr 19

Bonjour, mon amies! Long time, no chat. So, what exactly has Lillian been up to these last few months? Waiting. I procured an agent the way most people do- a lot of luck- roughly a year ago. He has diligently performed his agent duties since that time- making lots of phone calls, emails, and other agenty tasks trying to sell my manuscript to a publisher. Right about...

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Creative Business Owner

Nov 26

Bonjour, mon amies! There is still a lot of chatter about the internet these days about pathways to pubication- traditional, self-pub, indie, small press. Plenty of folks have plenty of opinions on which choice is better and why. I still think the most important question any creative needs to ask is what is their end game? Is it to promote literacy and share their...

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Support an Author

Nov 24

Bonjour, mon amies!   I hope your Thanksgiving holidays are going well. Myself, I am looking forward to a new challenge this year in gift-giving- support local creativity. This is a broad topic, boiled down to this- as many gifts as possible, I will purchase to either support a local bookstore, an author, or artisan. I want to celebrate the unique voices around...

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Crash and ressurection

Nov 21

Bonjour, mon amies! I have been out of circulation for a few months, and not by choice. The reality of what happens when the real world crashes your writer’s party is profound and nasty. I do not wish this on anyone. My day job, usually a source of enjoyment and funds for my writerly career, exploded three months ago. The atmosphere is toxic, and people I...

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Goldeneye and muses

Oct 14

Bonjour, mon amies! Last weekend, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. I certainly celebrated in my house, especially the body of work from Daniel Craig (snicker). I love the franchise, and for any bibliophiles, I recommend reading some of Ian Fleming’s original stories. Fascinating look to the genesis of the thriller genre. I...

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