Category Archives: authors

Exhilaration, Validation, and then Let-Down

How I’ve Felt After Publications By Jeff Salter This week, we’re talking about how we’ve felt after our first few bylines or publications. I need to preface all this by clarifying that as long as I can remember, I’ve been … Continue reading

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A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.S.

Free Week at 4F,1H and this week has gotten past me.I have been trying to do some catch-up reading, but have gotten in virtually no writing. Not one letter. I have to admit that I have had people in and … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Sherry Harris

My guest today is Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries. Sherry, along with other mystery writers, also wrote a couple of great take-offs on Edgar Allen Poe’s works in “Edgar Allen Cosy”. A former guest, Edith … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Alicia Dean and the Escape to Africa Anthology

I’ve participated in several anthologies, and with each one, the story of how the project begins and takes flight varies. It’s never easy for a group of authors to work together to create a single product. So when author Alicia … Continue reading

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The Write Convention

Book conventions are the topic of the week and frankly, I have next to no direct experience with being a seller at one. I have not (yet) published a book and therefore have never even considered having a table at … Continue reading

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Conferences With Books

Sign me up! By Jeff Salter I’m taking a broad view of the topic, “book conventions,” to include some of my experiences (in a previous life) as a professional librarian at national and regional library conferences. After all, in the … Continue reading

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Buried in Books

One of our foxes asked if we’ve ever been to a book convention. I’ve never been to a super huge convention like the Romantic Times event, although one of the authors in my local group is trying to talk me … Continue reading

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