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Year: 2010

NaNoWriMo Challenge!

Hi there! How are ya? How’s it hangin’? Well, for me, if you follow me online at all, you know that it is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month) time again this year. I am dutiful with pen in hand (um, keyboard on lap) and determined to reach 50,000 words this year. Last year, I came […]

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I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!

“I’m walking on sunshine…Whoa-oh-oh!” Feet tapping, hands drumming, and head bobbing, this author’s day has gotten a little brighter than it was a moment before. And it was pretty darned bright already with Samhain looming on the horizon! Why, whatever is going on, B.C.? Well,if you insist, the first review of my latest novel, A […]

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Quinessential Querying

I often hear (and say) that writing a query letter to an agent is one of the the single-most scary (is that even grammatically correct? Ah, screw it!) aspect of being a writer. One might be inclined to think it would more so be a matter of writing anywhere from 60,000 – 120,000 words, or […]

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Through the Wormhole- Interview with author P.M. Russell

“Once upon a time…” This is how most children’s stories begin. It’s a rare treat to find a children’s author who takes a journey that does not start off with the classic introduction. Admittedly, I am not a big children’s story reader. As I do not have children of my own, I find myself glossing […]

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Wording and the Art of Interpretation

Check out our vibrating plows! This is the sign I see one day while driving outside of a lawn and garden equipment rental business. Of course, I didn’t see the large business sign declaring, first, that this statement belonged to a lawn and garden equipment rental place. What I notice is the large, multi-colored lettering […]

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Unraveling the Mystery – Interview with Author Jay Zimmer

Books are my all-consuming passion. Whether I’m choosing to touch pen to paper (or fingers to keys in my case most of the time), selling a much-loved novel at my and long time friend J. Travis Grundon’s bookstore The Mockingbird Book Emporium, or whether I’m selecting one to read for myself, books are my chamomile […]

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Cracker Jack Prizes

I don’t like popcorn. In any of its forms – caramel, cheesy, white chocolate, etc., to me, popcorn is more of an annoyance than a practical food source. And unless I’m starving or totally broke, popcorn is not on my list of food selections. So why is it that most of my childhood memories include […]

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To Build A Mockingbird

J. Travis Grundon and long time friend B.C. Brown have decided that the one thing an author can bring to a community is books. The two have decided to bring books to Vincennes, Indiana, not just their own. Brown and Grundon have joined forces to create The Mockingbird Book Emporium. The Mockingbird is designed to […]

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A Day in Review…

Today I’ve chosen to post a few book reviews that I’ve done in an effort to bring more literature packed content to you, the reader! Plus, if you’re anything like me, you are an avid reader and quite possibly a word…um, fiend and are always looking for books. Some of these might be books you’ve […]

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How to Write a Novel in 30 Easy Steps

There are a lot of great websites/blogs available that tell writers how to get their work published (in very vague terms that don’t actually give specifics as to “how” to actually do it), and there are great sites that tell writers how to edit/review/critique their manuscripts. But very few sites help a writer with the […]

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