Category Archives: Reading

THE EYES HAVE IT

It seems like I’ve been working on this novel forever, but it’s actually been a little over a year. My happy news is the manuscript is completed and in the hands of the editor I use to help polish my … Continue reading

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BAN THE BLOCKS!

It’s all about the writing. Excuses don’t cut it if you are serious about your writing goals. Whining won’t get the words onto the paper. Taking your dog for a walk doesn’t take all day, and still leaves time for … Continue reading

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ENOUGH POLITICS!

I started my blog – and followed other blogs – for all things writing and book related. I’ve enjoyed bloggers’ poetry, narrative writing, and photography. I’ve learned much from the ruminations of bloggers I’ve followed – new insights about writing, … Continue reading

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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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ONCE UPON A TIME—TWO TROY HIGH GIRLS

FOUR WEEKS TO LAUNCH!   STAR CATCHING is speeding toward the launch pad! I received word late last week that the paperback copies of STAR CATCHING will be ready in time for the Chronicle Book Fair on November 6. (The e-books will … Continue reading

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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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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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