Entries by Sparkle Abbey

So You Want to Write a Book

By Sparkle Abbey Part 2: Old School Research Welcome back to So You Want to Write a Book! There’s a book in everyone, right? If you’ve decided that there’s a book in you and you’re ready to embark on that journey, we’re excited for you! Last month we talked about where to start when writing […]

So You Want to Write a Book

By Sparkle Abbey Part 1: Where to Start All of the wonderful authors in this group have written books. Some have written many books, but we all started somewhere.  Is there a book in you? If you believe there is, you’re not alone.  There’s a statistic floating around the internet from a USA Today survey […]

Living Our Best Lives

by Sparkle Abbey Sometimes it’s a struggle to balance daily life with pursuing our dreams. We’ll be honest, there are days it’s a struggle to just live our best lives.   After morning coffee, we find ourselves jumping into the day, tackling never-ending projects, putting out fires, and skipping lunch. By the end of the day, […]

A Story is Feelings

by Sparkle Abbey One of the many advantages of a writing team is that you always have someone to talk books with. While we tend to read the same types of books, we don’t always read the same authors, so our chats are a great way to discover the-book-you-didn’t-know-you-needed-to-read. Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova from Pexels […]

Welcome Kathleen Kaska!

by Sparkle Abbey We’re thrilled to share that Kathleen Kaska has joined The Stiletto Gang group and will be blogging on the first Friday of the month starting tomorrow! So we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce the award-winning mystery author and learn more about her.  Q: What do you write? I write mysteries: […]

Eat, Drink and Be Murdered

by Sparkle Abbey What is it with food and mysteries? In some mysteries, food is front and center like Sparkle’s, uhm, Mary Lee’s, Game of Scones or Risky Biscuits. But even if the theme isn’t food-related like in our Pampered Pet mysteries, food and drink play an important part because of what food, and interactions […]

How to Meet Those Yearly Goals Everyone is Talking About

by Sparkle Abbey We love the fresh start of a new year! With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, a fresh start has never felt more important than it does right now. We are strong believers that our present path doesn’t have to determine our final destination but can represent where we started. And we’re starting […]