Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Carwash Dragon

Yesterday, I abandoned the promotion of Celebration House to join my husband’s family at their annual retreat at Priest Lake, Idaho. The sun was shining; the water was warm. The food at the family potluck was amazing. Alas, with less … Continue reading

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Hugh Howey! My hero…

Recently, I stumbled onto the May/June 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest. A young, good-looking man stared back at me and I saw his name: Hugh Howey. That name was familiar. I turned to page 34 and read. What I learned may change … Continue reading

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Are you sure antebellum is spelled that way?

No writer works alone. Here, Ruby helps me proofread the final edits for Celebration House. My debut novel will publish in 10 days. I’m happy and scared at the same time. Is that normal? I don’t know.

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The final edits are done! Oh, the final edits are done…

George Lucas once said, “Films never get finished. They get abandoned.” After spending every spare moment over the last two weekends – adding more details about minor characters, finagling punctuation, inserting little hints so that a sequel is feasible – … Continue reading

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The land of book blogs

Finish writing my book: Check. Find a publisher who believes in it: Check. Promote it: Huh? My journey into the world of published author continues. Next stop: the land of book blogs. Now that my cover art is done and … Continue reading

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