Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Thank you for checking out my new blog. Over the coming weeks I’ll be using this site to review and discuss my latest literary finds; offer helpful writing advice, tips, and exercises; present ideas for keeping your artistic inspiration flowing; and most of all, to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening at Dava Books.

Dava Books is the publishing company I started in 1995 with my how-to-write book, The Essential Guide for New Writers, from Idea to Finished Manuscript. Still in print, the book is based on my series of classes I taught through the continuing education department of University of West Georgia as well as other venues, including the summer conference of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the master’s professional writing program at Kennesaw State University.

Now that we’ve relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dava Books is expanding to include fiction and nonfiction for both adults and young readers along with poetry and even screenplay. The first title on the list for 2009 is The Great Scarab Scam, a mystery set in Egypt for middle grade readers.

In the meantime, keep checking in for new posts on all the latest from Dava Books.

Tip of the Day: Just start writing—the rest will take care of itself!