Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sample Sunday – Excerpt from Nelson and Cora: The Beginning

  CHAPTER FOUR: Cora’s Breakfast The Ross Family Home, Alberdeen, Kentucky, 1866   Cora stood next to the wood burning stove and waited for the water in the kettle to boil. It was still dark outside. Her father and brother … Continue reading

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Just a quick note… Hollow Valley

From 1/24-2012 thru 1/29-2012, you can download a free copy of Hollow Valley – a modern closet drama (a play/screenplay written to be read rather than acted out) on Amazon. I hope you’ll take advantage of the offer and try … Continue reading

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The Question’s the Thing

The Question’s the Thing What if… Why… These two questions lie at the heart of fiction. What if I took character X and dropped him in the middle of Y? What would he do? What would happen? Why? Built into … Continue reading

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What’s the Story with Author Interviews?

If they are done right, author interviews on blogs are win, win situations for both the author and the blogger. Benefits to the author: new audience exposed to you and your writing, link backs, chance to build your portfolio… remember … Continue reading

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Blogs in Review – Inspiration in 2011

I didn’t do a “greatest of” list for 2011, but I did want to share some blogs that I have found to be inspiring for me as a writer, publisher, editor, artist, over the past year and explain why. There … Continue reading

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Cover Art Design: What I’ve Learned So Far

I’ve learned a great deal from the blog posts of other authors about their publishing endeavors. In order to pay it forward, I want to post some tips that I’ve learned about the cover art design process. Cover Design I … Continue reading

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Age of the Heroine

When I think of a hero, I think of noble actions, self-sacrifice, honor, physical suffering and overcoming obstacles. Recently, in a post by A.R. West “The in crowd of characters“, he mentions the title character from my first novel, Josephine: … Continue reading

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