Entries by Debra Sennefelder

My Big Fat Release Month

 By Debra Sennefelder  Welcome, September! Here Connecticut, we welcomed the new month with cooler temps and low humidity. It’s a great first impression as far as I am concerned. September also came with a busy schedule. Not only am I inspired to do a lot of baking, but I have book releases. Two book releases! Release […]

My Favorite Corn Muffin Recipe

By Debra Sennefelder As I’m writing this post, I am in the second draft of the fifth Food Blogger mystery manuscript. It’s during this phase of the writing process that I make the final decision on which recipes will be included with the book. This means, my mind is thinking about food. A lot. Which […]

Author Meet Plot Bunny

by Debra Sennefelder  “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” — John Steinbeck Ideas. They are the life and blood of a writer’s life and career. Without ideas making up stories would be really tough. There’s a love-hate relationship between authors […]

My Shih-Tzu Doesn’t Care About My To-Do List

By Debra Sennefelder The struggle is real people. Little Connie (who turns a year old this month) doesn’t give two-licks about my to-do list. Just look at her. Does she look like she’s concerned about any of my deadlines? The correct answer is “no”. I had copy edits due. I have an outline to write […]

My Novella Has A Cover

By Debra Sennefelder Last month I shared how I came to create Kelly Quinn, the main character in my Resale Boutique Mystery series. At the time I was reading the proof pages of Kelly’s upcoming novella, WHAT TO WEAR TO A GRAVEYARD and this month I have the cover! How the cover comes to be […]

The Making of Kelly Quinn

 By Debra Sennefelder  I’ve just finished reading the proof pages of my upcoming novella in my Resale Boutique series, WHAT NOT TO WEAR TO A GRAVEYARD, which meant I got to spend a little more time with fashionista-turned-amateur sleuth Kelly Quinn. She’s a hoot to write and I’m so grateful that somehow, someway the nugget […]

The Joy of Waiting

By Debra Sennefelder I’ve done self-care unconsciously for a long time but I never really knew it was self-care. They were things I enjoyed doing and they had a bonus of helping clear my head and lowering my stress level. The activities I found most beneficial were workouts, my skincare rituals and making time to […]

The Big Planner Shake-Up

By Debra Sennefelder What happened at the beginning of January was an unprecedented shake-up in how I plan my life. And it all started in the latter part of 2019. There was a post on Facebook. A fellow author was looking for suggestions for planners. Like us all, she was looking to get a head […]

New author on the block

 By Debra Sennefelder Hello Stiletto Gang! This is an awesome way to start the new year. I’m so thrilled to be a new member of the Stiletto Gang. I’ve spent weeks trying to compose the perfect first blog post and I’ve come up empty. I finally realized I was putting way too much pressure on […]