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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIV – Acceptance!

That’s right! You read that correctly. Misfortune of Vision, the novel whose journey you’ve all been following since Part I – The Beginning back in July 2016, has now been accepted by my publisher! I’m just waiting on the contract now. .

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We’re not done yet – InD’Tale Magazine Monthly Cover Contest! Please come vote for The Enchanted Swans!

The cover of The Enchanted Swans is up for vote again! This time with the monthly contest for InD’tale Magazine! Please come vote! Voting ends Monday, May 30th, at midnight.   You do need to register to vote, and it’s only

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Genesis of a Novel – Part XIII – Submission!

Yes, yes, I have finally gotten to where I am reasonably happy with the edits, and I’m submitting my novel to my publisher for consideration. . Since I’ve a standing relationship with my publisher, it is much easier for me

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Legacy of Truth is a 2016 RONE Award nominee!

Legacy of Truth, book two in The Druid’s Brooch Series, has passed the first round of nominations for the prestigious RONE Awards for books published in 2016. The second round is up to you! On the week of May 1

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Genesis of a Novel – PartXI – Beta Readers

So, you’ve finished your first draft. Congratulations! That’s an incredible hurdle! So many would-be authors never finish their first draft of their first novel. It deserves celebration, kudos, and a nice big drink of the alcoholic persuasion. . Now comes

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Genesis of a Novel – Part X – More Procrastination and First Draft Finished!

OK, so I procrastinated some more. It happens. . There sometimes comes a point in your draft that you have many more interesting things to do. This seems to come to me about 2/3 through a draft. It just happened

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Genesis of a Novel – Part IX – Procrastination and NaNoWriMo

Procrastination is such a wonderful thing. How else would author houses ever get cleaned? . Many times I’ve been facing a project that seemed too big, too difficult, too annoying, too boring, and ended up with a clean house, mowed

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Interview with A.J. Clarkson

Welcome! Today I’m interviewing the fantastical A.J. Clarkson, a woman who has my deep respect for her perseverance and resourcefulness. . Where do you get your ideas? . One factor for me is that writing for audio plays is limiting in some

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Fifteen Years Married

I’m certainly no expert on marriage. However, I can say I’m celebrating my fifteenth anniversary today, and of my first marriage. I saw many friends get married, get divorced in a few years, only to marry again – and sometimes a

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The True Tale Behind Better To Have Loved

Many years ago, I started searching for my father. It took me from age 15 to age 30 to find him. When I did, it was a wondrous thing, and I completed a part of me that I had been

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