It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time for the wonderful people of the Insecure Writer's Support Group to come together! 

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!


Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time - and return comments. This group is all about connecting! 

Each month we have an optional question, meant to spark a post or a discussion. This month's is, Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere? 

Finally, don't forget to visit our wonderful co-hosts: Louise - Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon!

 

Now for my post:
I would have to say that I have made more wonderful, supportive, and helpful colleagues than friends. I consider someone a friend when I have personal conversations with her, something a great deal less common than collegiality. But before anyone feels bad, I must also say that I value these collegial relationships highly. I would not be the writer I am without the generous help and support of many writers who may hardly know me, but are still willing to reach out a hand. And in the end, perhaps those are friendships. 

 

Writing check-in:
Writing is happening! Though I'm falling a bit behind with the short story collections, that's because I'm into the final layers of edits for Death By Donut, and have set it up for preorder... and I'm revealing the cover today! I think this is the best yet :) 
 


 

Here it comes...

 

 

 Closer...



Closer...


Ta-da!

Nothing ruins a perfect day like a fresh corpse with your morning coffee.

Election day’s almost here, and the island’s new pool is on the line. JJ should be all in with the campaign, but when a prominent Island businessman drops dead at her feet in the Have-A-Bite Bakery, someone has a mystery to solve. JJ’s fiancĂ©—police chief Ron Karlson—is out of town. Who else is there?

 

JJ is missing her sweetheart, tired of the winter rains, and distracted by everybody’s questions about when the wedding’s happening. Even more worrying, her foster-daughter’s father has failed to show up on schedule. No wonder JJ’s struggling to wrap this one up before someone else bites into the wrong donut. There’s no time to lose, because something truly essential is on the line: saving the bakery—and JJ’s favorite espresso brownies!

 

Available now for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords! Release date is April 25. The price for pre-orders is $2.99, and will go up when the book goes live!