Category Archives: inspiration

First Publications, Looking Forward

Our very first publications and/or bylines, how did they feel? With the first ones in school, I felt embarrassed. I had very little self-esteem and I had critical people around me, so I never felt anything was good enough when … 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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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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Guest Author: Ara Grigorian and Game of Love

Finding a guest author to visit our blog is a monthly task, and I try to have my guests lined up a month or two ahead of time. But for various reasons, this month got away from me and I … Continue reading

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With a Song in My Heart

The question posed this week is for us to pick a song that describes our year so far. What a year this has been! It’s been one family crises on top of another. “My Way” does NOT fit. I refuse, … Continue reading

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Might Not Be My Theme Song

But Maybe It Ought to Be My Goal [Gonna Build A Mountain] By Jeff Salter Not really sure I have a theme song for this year. I’ve spent three days this week mulling over this topic and my first thoughts … Continue reading

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