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Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!

It's been quite a fight since I started this journey back when I was a girl of 14 years old. I suffered disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but you know what...? IT WAS WORTH IT! You may have seen on my social media accounts, the news I have been waiting for, for… Continue reading Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!

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Mini- Musing 01/04/19 – Kathleen Hale and what’s the point?

I thought long and hard about writing a blog post concerning the situation with Kathleen Hale.  I tried for hours, after thinking of what I wanted to say at work but when I got home, I thought, “This won’t make a damn bit of difference.” I’ve written various blog posts asking authors to NOT DO… Continue reading Mini- Musing 01/04/19 – Kathleen Hale and what’s the point?

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Musing ~ 12/1/18: The Importance of Being Receptive

Literary Agents, you’re all fabulous. Seriously, we writers greatly appreciate you!  We appreciate the way you weave your magic with publishers and make certain we get the best deals, lots of exposure and an over-allsense of well-being. However… There’s one thing that’s been both puzzling and frustrating to me. How come you never call? Or… Continue reading Musing ~ 12/1/18: The Importance of Being Receptive

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Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!

...Or, "If I can do it the hard way, why can't you?" I know it's been awhile since I posted here.  But it's been one of those, life gets in the way, kind of years.  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know I was downsized from my job of ten years in… Continue reading Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!

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Mini-Musing 11/27/17 ~ I did it!

This is a big step for me.  I had already started my new work, Gunslinger Witch, so I couldn’t do NaNoWriMo 2017, however like many of my fellow authors I did follow along.  Tonight, I broke the 50K mark at 52,315! Go me. Now of course, many of my fellow authors have also reached this… Continue reading Mini-Musing 11/27/17 ~ I did it!