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Archive for October 2014

Happy Howl-o-ween

I’m on my way to the Buckeye Book Fair in Wooster, OH, where I’ll be signing books all day Saturday, November 1. But before I go Nemo and I wanted to wish you a happy Howl-o-ween. And if you’re not quite in the mood? Here’s an hysterical video (Nemo insisted) to get you ready for all…

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What is Your Future in Publishing?

Okay, I’ll admit it. Zoltan’s question intrigued me. I saw this silly booth at the seafood restaurant where I ate Friday’s lunch during the 2014 Novelist’s Inc. conference this past week, and I knew I’d found my next blog post. Truth is if I had to encapsulate everything I learned at myriad workshops,”What is your future in publishing?” really was…

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Sunday Inspiration: 10 Daily Rituals

10 Daily Rituals How do you change your life for the better?  Religion, role models, chocolate?  How about habits? All of us have a wide variety of habits and rituals, but most of them are not intentional, and too many do us more harm than good — like that chocolate thing. But Janet Bray Attwood…

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Ever Wonder What Writers Do at Writer’s Conferences?

Tomorrow I head across the Sunshine Skyway to the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach  for the Novelist’s Inc. conference. Through the years I’ve been a member of various writer’s organizations but the one I’m still involved in is NINC. Novelist’s Inc. is the only writer’s organization devoted exclusively to the needs of multi-published fiction…

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Sunday Inspiration: Malala

Malala This 17 year-old Pakistani girl has become one of the most admired people on the planet. In 2009 when she was only 12, she was shot on her school bus because she had the audacity to blog about the terrorism of the Taliban. Two of her friends were killed in that attack, but she…

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Heroes To Capture Your Heart, a Brand-New Giveaway

 It’s always so nice to have something wonderful to announce. This time it’s a giveaway I’m part of. From now through October 31st–also known as Halloween–enter the giveaway on my Facebook Page.  If that link doesn’t work, and you have a Facebook account, go to my Facebook Page and then click on the Giveaway tab.…

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Editors Make All the Difference

Two recent experiences have made me hyper-aware of the importance of good editors. I’ll confess I have a love-hate relationship with editors scouring my manuscripts looking for mistakes and questioning problems that  are sometimes only in that person’s obsessively compulsive imagination. But wait. You don’t know how this works do you? So here are the steps my…

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Sunday Inspiration: Touched by an angel

Touched by an angel A friend recently asked me if I actually believed there were women like the Goddesses Anonymous in my novels. I promised her that yes, I had seen them myself and believed that women frequently reach out to help each other and do it from love and nothing more. Nothing has affirmed…

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Fiction Friday: The Legend of Sleepy Harlow

While I’m no longer doing Fiction Friday every week, you’ll be glad I came out of Friday hibernation for this one. My buddy Kylie Logan/Casey Daniels has a new book out , The Legend of Sleepy Harlow, just in time for Halloween, and when I read the excerpt in her newsletter I knew I had…

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Who Knew How Rewarding My Giveaway Would Be?

Those of you who subscribe to my mailing list know that I published a newsletter at the end of September with news of a giveaway. Sometime after October 15th two lucky winners will receive signed copies of No River Too Wide along with a lovely beaded bookmarks (okay, these are really bracelets, but who knew?) Winners are randomly selected…

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