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A HAUNTED LOVE STORY

A Haunted Love Story is a true accounting of a tragic love affair over sixty years ago shared by a man who, with his family, moved into a house reputed to be haunted. The author, Mark Spencer, is Dean of Arts … Continue reading

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ANCIENT TRIBES AND QUETZALCOTL AND PROPHESIES – OH MY!

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ CELESTIAL MESA 2012! Celestial Mesa 2012, by Sharon Delaney, is provocative, exciting, informative, and just a little scary. Called by her best friend and Cherokee tribal elder Running Dog Paxton when the Cherokee Nation is sued … Continue reading

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THE (HOLIDAY WISH) BEAT GOES ON

Just thought I’d update my readers on the status of my persistent drive to land an agent and a traditional publisher. It’s not looking great. I’m now up to 32 rejections of 85 queries sent. I have 3 partial manuscripts … Continue reading

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CELESTIAL MESA 2012 – A NOVEL – THE STORY BEHIND THE MAYAN PROPHESIES

The Mayans predicted that on December 21, 2012, the world as we know it would come to an end. Just Released! In Celestial Mesa 2012, Sharon Delaney builds a suspense-filled story of the history and religions of the ancient tribes … Continue reading

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IONA PORTAL IS A MUST READ

I haven’t been this blown away by a book since the Steig Larson trilogy. Maybe it was because I don’t usually choose books in the fantasy/sci fi genre. Maybe my expectations were low, as they often are with self-published books (as … Continue reading

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Writers’ Resources

In a recent post I talked about my experience with YouWriteOn. I’ve continued to receive critiques from fellow writers, and to incorporate the suggestions that are repeated multiple times into revisions. What’s been interesting (if a little frustrating), though, is … Continue reading

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How Thick is Your (Writer’s) Skin?

I’ve had both the pleasure and the pain of discovering the youwriteon site over the past week. If you’re not familiar with this, it is a free site sponsored by Random House and Orion where writers can post up to … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review for Autumn Colors

Just had to brag a little. When Autumn Colors was published, my dream was to have a review by the likes of Kirkus or Publishers Weekly. I sent copies to them last fall, but never heard anything. Until today! The … Continue reading

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The Unknown Author and Novel Publicity

Since I have been submerged in the murky process of building a buzz for Autumn Colors – seeking reviews, sending out press releases, getting the word out on-line – I’ve begun to feel a bit like I’m sinking into quicksand. … Continue reading

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