The Secret Lives of Writers – Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey is The Jet-setting Copywriter—a global wilderness explorer and part-time digital nomad who pays for all his overseas adventures through freelance writing. Born in California, he now lives in Brisbane, Australia. Kevin’s passion is exploring wild, untouched rivers around the globe. He has ventured up pristine tributaries in the Guyana jungle, searched for Kermode bears […]

Free ebook to inspire you to win NaNoWriMo

Free to download during national novel writing month! As far as I am concerned—if you register and write—you win NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) even if you don’t make 50,000 words. No questions asked! And I say that because I know writing is one of the most difficult things anyone can do. Life—and all that that entails—often […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Melinda Kovac

Melinda Kovac is a writer of short stories, historical fiction, young adult novels and memoir who is working on her first novel. She has been blogging for a number of years, with her newest blog now at She also has her own copywriting, editing and proofreading business, MKK Communications, should you need any of […]

My Liebster Award

An award for me? Aw, shucks Recently, I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the fabulous Laura Roberts from Buttontapper Press—who was one of my first Secret Lives of Writers guest bloggers—and has become a firm favourite of mine on Facebook. A big, huge thank you, Laura, for nominating me! I have nominated five more bloggers (see […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Dorothy Distefano

Dorothy Distefano has loved to read since discovering the power of words at four-and-a-half years old with the book, “Ann Likes Red.” Moving to writing was a natural progression, though she took a circuitous route to get there. She has been, in no particular order, a wife, mother, psychiatric RN, gastroenterological nurse, substitute teacher, family […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Kristen Torgerson

Kristen Torgerson is a DIY-er at heart and can be found dreaming up her latest projects in Frisco, Texas with her sidekick mutt, Chewy Bear. Her favorite things include dark chocolate, long naps on the beach, and watching documentaries. Her first book, The Juice Junkie: Real Life Tips and Tricks for Juicing, shares the health benefits […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Cassie Newell

Cassie Newell dons her cape professionally in the pharmaceutical industry and in her spare time she is a blogger, an author of several short stories, and writes under the pen name, Mira Monroe. She is in the throes of editing her first young adult novel, Unwanted Magick, set to publish under her imprint eBook Me […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Aniko Carmean

Aniko Carmean is a Virginia girl living in Austin, Texas. She writes stories and novels in a variety of genres, including horror, science fiction, and literary-artsy. Her definition of success involves stickers, giving away free versions of everything she writes, and dwelling in the beauty of the literary community rather than the anxiety of selfish […]

Three things I’ve learned from self publishing

I knew nothing about self publishing when I decided to book this blog and publish it as the Love & Other Stuff series. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Actually, that’s not true. I knew nothing about self publishing (other than: I’m quite IT savvy so how hard could it be?) and a bit about publishing (as in: […]

Announcing a new short story competition!

Did you know that I’m a judge for a short story competition, specifically for eBook Me Up’s Short Story Competition? No? Well, you do now. I met Cassie—the bright spark behind the competition—during my KindleIn30 Challenge.  She was also one of my beta readers for Broken Heart Stuff. Cassie had the idea of using participants […]