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The Write Choices – Meandering

I began to write stories when I was in middle school (only they called it “junior high” back in the day). I had no end game. I simply fashioned tales out of whatever was on my mind at the time. … Continue reading

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The Write Choices – Proofing

Agh! I may have mentioned before that I really do like the writing process. I love sitting at my keyboard and letting my mind meander into the lives of others (makes me sound like a peeping Tom, doesn’t it?). Getting … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Yesterday I received notification that my second novel, A Veil of Fog and Flames, is a finalist for the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards in Historical Fiction. This marks the second time the book has been singled out for … Continue reading

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Today I began

…the task of getting my latest manuscript ready for publication. An Ordinary Tragedy is the third book I’ve written. Yet it continues to surprise me how much non-writing work goes into getting a manuscript into book form. Today is the day. I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of Adversity

I have been silent for a couple of weeks – not posting to this blog, not wanting to post anywhere. My “vacation” is not because I have abjured writing. Seldom does a day go by when I do not write. Writing … Continue reading

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Profiling – an Agent’s Prerogative

We all do it. Profiling. We make assumptions about a person based on certain traits they possess, filtering that information through our personal experience or preferences to make decisions about how to act or what to do with respect to this person. … Continue reading

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Synergy

I had THE best table mate at the Bay Area Book Festival this last weekend (June 4 & 5, 2016) in Berkeley, California – Daniel Bacon, the creator of The Barbary Coast Trail through San Francisco. Daniel’s non-fiction book, Walking … Continue reading

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Faire Game

This weekend (June 4 & 5, 2016), I will attend the second (annual) Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California. I will be on Addison Street (nicknamed “Literary Lane” for this event) from 10 am to 6 pm with both of … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Got One

When I was a kid, my mom used to change adages and descriptive phrases to remove offensive words. She would say: “Colder than a witch’s nose,” or “Can’t tell his head from a hole in the ground.” You know, instead … Continue reading

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A Font of Trivia

When it came to choosing a font type and size for my book, I was clueless. I’m not bad at the game Trivial Pursuit. Not great – I have friends who regularly “clean my clock” as my father used to say … Continue reading

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