Category Archives: careers

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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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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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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Revolutionary Ideas

The question this week is: If you could be present at any time during the history of our country (U.S.A.), when would we choose? I’d have to say: during the American Revolution. Mind you, I am more of an indoor-plumbing, … Continue reading

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What? Wild West?

The question of the week is: If you were in the WILD WEST, what would your job be? Me, in the Wild West. The “What would you do if aliens landed” question was more likely an option for me to … Continue reading

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Guest Author Scott Collins

Today my guest is author Scott Collins. Scott and I met on Facebook through mutual friends when he asked how we find books. He also hoped to find other avenues of exposure, so I gladly offered to have him visit … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Alan Orloff

Today my guest is Alan Orloff, and a fascinating fellow he is!   In his bio, Alan lists many varied and interesting career moves. As I was stalking doing research on him, he mentioned a number jobs that warmed me … Continue reading

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