Tips on Blogging for Your Business

Blogging can be one of the last things any business owner wants to do. If you didn’t already know, having a blog for your business can lead more traffic to your website. Plus, the more blogs you have, the more chance you have to convert visitors to customers....

New Book Promotion is Hard Work

Ha! While I’m marketing my new book, Toy of the Gods, I still have to make a living. At the same time, I’m working on a proposal document for a bioscience incubator, and a grant proposal that has to do with peptides. Which I have to say both are really...

Disrupting Publishing?

I feel that it’s apropos that I was contacted by a startup to see about my next novel. I work for and mentor startups all the time! But where could one change the publishing industry? As it happens, I’ve been having a hard time getting an agent to...

Toy of the Gods – Chapter Two

Leslie Kicklighter   Leslie awoke to a din of animal noise coming from the jungle, a smell of wet, warm earth, and the sheet clinging to her with humidity. She didn’t want to get up, but even at this early hour, it was too warm to stay in bed. She brushed aside...

Toy of the Gods – Chapter One

  Viracocha The sun was setting in the Peruvian jungle. Trees stood over two hundred feet tall and forty feet wide, their limbs crowded with orchids and other opportunistic plants fighting for sun and resources. On the ground, young trees struggled to reach the...

Freelance Online Workers Beware of Scammers

If you work as an online freelancer, you might have seen the problem already. If you haven’t, I want to make sure you’re aware. Scammers are targeting freelancers. In particular, if you work from Upwork. How it Can Happen A scammer posing as a client posts...

Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams Dealing with Communications As a freelancer working out of a coworking space, I deal with virtual teams and virtual communication daily. One day I’ll work with a client over the phone, and the next I’ll meet and communicate with a whole team...

Podcast: Talking with Trish Terhar of Close Threads

Episode 1 of Startup Spot with Sonja, I interview Trish Terhar (also known as Trisha). She’s CEO of Close Threads out of Albuquerque, NM. Hear about how her team has pivoted and used the lean method to grow their business. The resources mentioned in the podcast...