Category Archives: Publishing

2016 – THE YEAR IN PUBLISHING

Here is an enlightening post by Jane Friedman about the state of the 2016 publishing industry…. Looking Back at 2016: Important Publishing Developments Authors Should Know

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7 Unmissable Insider Secrets to Achieving Best Selling Status on Amazon

Thanks to Laurence O’Bryan for these secrets to being a best seller on Amazon! August 3, 2015 by Laurence O’Bryan 5 Comments These are the secrets to becoming a top 10, or even #1 bestselling author on Amazon. They rely … Continue reading

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I’M STUMPED!

WHERE TO GO FROM HERE? When I finished Star Catching earlier this year, I began work on another novel that had been circulating around my brain for some time, tentatively called Lilies of the Valley. I thought once Star Catching … Continue reading

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STAR CATCHING

Way back in March, when we were trying hard to say good-bye to winter and welcome the warmer months, I announced the completion of my third novel. The title then was Gram and Me. Fast forward past spring and summer, after … Continue reading

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Buried by Boxes

We just completed our third move in four years. Well, saying we completed it is a bit of an exaggeration, given that, after four days in the new house, we still have so many unopened boxes and “stuff” we can’t … Continue reading

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The Long Road to a Finished Novel

I’ve posted a few times about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, … Continue reading

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Literary Potholes in the Road

It has been nearly two months since my search for an agent or publisher began for Gram & Me. I have received 22 rejections, most of which were in response to a query letter only, or a query letter plus … Continue reading

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WHAT GENRE IS IT?

Yes, I know it’s not my usual day for posting. But I have a busy week ahead, and a poor track record for posting in the midst of competing demands. Did I really miss posting last week? Yes. But I … Continue reading

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“BEST-SELLING AUTHOR KUNSTLER PASSES THE HAT”

That was the title of a featured story in this morning’s Times Union (Albany, NY). If a best-selling author, with multiple appearances on “The Colbert Report,” documentary films and a wildly successful blog-not to mention 18 fiction and nonfiction books … Continue reading

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TIME FLIES…AGAIN!

Is today really Wednesday? Because when I woke up yesterday, I could have sworn it was Monday, so today should be Tuesday, the day of each week when I post something new. Alas, the folks on three TV stations, the … Continue reading

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