writing-true-storiesEver wish you had a formula for writing short stories that sell? In Writing True Stories, B.J. takes you through the formula step by step, sharing her 20 years of publishing success using concrete examples from her published work. You’ll discover:

  • The P MS to a T winning formula
  • The seven steps to stories that sell and how the formula fits
  • How to make your story stand out
  • Why titles are important
  • What ghostwriting means
  • How much money you can make

And a bonus: six of B.J.’s published stories. A special section is included on how to find the formula in those study-guide stories so you can craft your own dynamic stories that will sell.




CompleteGuidetoWritersGroupsWriters groups are a passion of B.J.’s. Sometimes called critique groups, B.J. belongs to three: two face-to-face groups and one online. Encouragement, support, motivation—those are the three primary reasons B.J. loves her writers groups. She enjoys the feedback on her work, and she relishes helping others.

Can’t find a group? Want to join one but don’t know what to expect? B.J. wondered if there was a book out there to help writers with those questions, but she didn’t find what she was looking for—so she wrote one. The Complete Guide to Writers Groups that Work provides the needed tools in an easy-to-read format. Sections are devoted to face-to-face groups, online groups, and dealing with issues and challenges. In addition, you will find a section on how to critique.

There are three secrets to longevity and the success of a writers group: structure, guidelines, and commitment. B.J. shares her practical, hands-on knowledge from a combined 20 years in writers groups.




In addition to writing, B.J. is an expressive, well-spoken, and friendly speaker. She has been a keynoter numerous times and a leader of many workshops on a variety of topics for writers.

An award-winning author, B.J. writes on assignment for Guideposts and Angels on Earth and has been published in Writer’s Digest, 40 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, John Gray’s Mars and Venus in Love, Romantic Homes, Victorian Homes, and many others.

Looking for hands-on help with your manuscripts? B.J. has clients for whom she conducts editing to polish up an essay, a short story, or a feature article. She is available to coach writers through the preparation of book proposals, or to offer input on self-publishing.