Tag Archives: family

HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR HISTORICAL FICTION?

This stained glass window photo is from the church I attended as a child and remained a member until it closed in 2011. Revisiting the church a little over a year ago started me on this journey–to write about the … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT: WEEK 4 ON MARKET

Today marks four weeks since the release of The Eyes Have It!  It has been an eventful month, contacting local bookstores and libraries, running book giveaway contests and soliciting reviews, following up on promotional leads from the publisher, etc. Feedback has … Continue reading

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WRITING THIS AND THAT

What a whirlwind week this has been! I can’t remember when I’ve been more enthusiastic about writing done and writing planned! In the first six days post release, the copies have flown off my shelf and out of Amazon and … Continue reading

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THE EYES HAVE IT!

THE E-BOOK VERSION OF THE EYES HAVE IT HAS ARRIVED! The story, set in Saratoga Springs, NY, is a modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a twist. Back of the Book: As her high school graduation nears, Olivia finds herself inexplicably drawn … Continue reading

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THINGS LEARNED ON THE WAY TO A BOOK

My current project began with a plan to write a history of the Armenian Church where I spent much of my childhood and teen years. It’s evolved since its original conception and likely will evolve further as I continue my … Continue reading

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STAR CATCHING’S IMMINENT ARRIVAL!

Do you believe that our departed loved ones watch over us from up there among the stars? October 25th is a sad day for me every year. On October 25, 1972 Paul, the man I expected to spend the rest … Continue reading

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COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH!

Three…two…one…LIFT OFF! In less than one month my newest novel, Star Catching, will make its debut! Early copies will go out to friends and editors who helped make it what it is: A family struck by tragedy is forced to … Continue reading

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A New Opening for Gram & Me!

Thanks to the eye-opening comments of a friend who is not afraid to provide an honest critique, I have revised the opening pages of Gram & Me. Continue reading

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Where Writing Ideas Come From – Part Two

I keep a lengthy list of story ideas. Some have materialized and have been published. Some are in the works. And some are just ideas. I list them and reference them periodically, letting potential story lines “free associate” somewhere in … Continue reading

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Great review of In Her Mother’s Shoes

Okay, so I didn’t win the WD Self Published Book Competition. But I felt like a winner when I received this evaluation of In Her Mother’s Shoes: 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Entry Title In Her Mother’s Shoes … Continue reading

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