Monthly Archives: April 2012

What is it about me and William Faulkner?

I first met William Faulkner through his short story, Barn Burning. I was amazed at the instant recognition I had with the Snopes family. I was drawn in at the same time I was repulsed, both by the words on … Continue reading

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#Lucky7 – Strange, but Interesting

Heather Mitchell, @tessatangent, “tagged” me on her blog to participate in the Lucky 7. Visit her blog – Very Tessa Tangent – to read her 7 lines. I had no idea what this was, and thought maybe we were going … Continue reading

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5 Things I’ve Learned from Book Two

I no longer suffer from the single child book syndrome My second novel – Nelson and Cora – The Beginning – was published last week, first as an eBook and now as a paperback. 5 Things I’ve Learned So Far On This Journey: … Continue reading

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I Keep My Muse in My Sock Drawer

How Did You Think of That? I recently was given the opportunity to write a guest post for Jean BookNerd’s blog about the inspiration behind Josephine: Red Dirt & Whiskey. I wish that I had a magical answer to give … Continue reading

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7 Things Your Readers Need From You

I’m donning my reader’s hat today… 1) Trust – yep, I’ve said it before. But, I hear from pretty reliable sources that repetition is the key to remembering – your readers have to TRUST you. Tell me a story. Make … Continue reading

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All my rowdy friends …

… are having a productive Spring. Robyn Leatherman’s debut novel – Summer Rain – is now available. She’s busy promoting her book – book signings, press releases, writer’s groups, and working on her next novel. Plus, rumor has it she … Continue reading

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How Facts Shape Fiction

Today, I’m a guest on Lia Davis’s Magically Seductive Romance blog talking about How Facts Shape Our Fiction. Here’s an excerpt: Do Facts Shape Fiction? Why do the details matter, in any genre, not just historical fiction? Trust. As readers, … Continue reading

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