Category Archives: The Author Life

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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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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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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Return of Author David Parmelee

Welcome Back, Writer/ Author David Parmelee! David was one of my first guests when I joined 4F, 1H. I asked him to join us because he had just had his first novel published. It is based on actual events during … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jane Tesh

This month I am very pleased to have as my guest author Jane Tesh. Jane was suggested to me by my cousin, Martha, who is a friend of Jane’s. I looked into her work and asked Jane to join us. … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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We May Not Fit These Images

I found out that all of us here at 4F,1H are pretty much of one mind when it comes to writing attire. I think we can all agree that ‘comfortable’ is the operative word of the week. The question I … Continue reading

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