Category Archives: The Author Life

Guest Author: Margo Hoornstra and the Brothers in Blue Series

For this month’s guest author, I turned to another of my fellow members of the Mid-Michigan chapter of RWA (Romance Writers of America). Margo Hoornstra is actually a founding member of the group, and continues to be active as an … Continue reading

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Look Mom, I’m an Author!

This week, one of our foxes asked, “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” I suppose the answer depends on one’s definition of author. Is it simply someone who writes? Or is that title limited to those … Continue reading

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Big Points That I Have Learned in Life

What have I learned so far in life? A great deal I have had many people around me, I have lived in many places, and as my mother would say, I’m no spring chicken. In fact, I seem to now … Continue reading

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Read and Reread

“Do you read your own books? Why or why not?” Yes, I read my own writings. What can I say? I put too much in to them not to keep them in mind. And after I have written something, it often … Continue reading

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Guest Author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Tempered Hearts Audio Book

Pamela S. Thibodeaux has been a recent guest here, but when she announced that she had produced an audiobook of her novel Tempered Hearts, I asked if she would mind describing that process to us. She kindly agreed, so I’ll … Continue reading

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What’s On My Mind?

This week, our resident hound asked whether or not we’ve included specifics of our daydreams into any of our stories. I’ve been doing a lot of quilting lately, and when I saw the topic of daydreams my mind immediately went … Continue reading

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Guest: Dennis Palumbo

Once again, I’ve found myself acquainted with a very famous writer. Dennis Palumbo has been a screenwriter, a teacher and a writer of non-fiction articles. He is a blogger, a mystery writer and a writer of thrillers, plus he writes … Continue reading

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