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Lessons Learned From Modern Persuasion

A year ago my world was so different than it is today. Like with all passage of times, most of those differences are things I never expected. So many of those differences revolve around my experiences publishing and promoting Modern Persuasion. I’ve explored about how different things are in other posts. Today, it’s time toRead more

InCoWriMo and Postcards

International Correspondence Writing Month

Last year I got into sending mail via postcards and letters. I ran a postcard club where I mailed postcards to people who signed up. In February I participated in International Correspondence Month (InCoWriMo). In April I did another month long event called Write On. Through the rest of the year I did my bestRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Dr. Bennett

Since this was no longer a family structure, I had to think about how the Bennett parents got to fit into this story. Mrs. Bennett, obviously, became Colin’s mother and the sorority house manage. Mr. Bennett became Dr. Bennett and fit into Lizbeth’s academic circle. He is her favorite professor and thesis advisor. Here areRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: L.A. and Long Beach (part 4)

Today I’m going to share my last two days in California.  These are the two days I spent with my friend Shannon.  We drove around L.A., focused on relaxing for a day. The day I left town, since I was flying out of Long Beach, we went out there to have a tourist day. IRead more

The Value of Face-to-Face Research

There is this cute UK TV movie with David Tennant called The Decoy Bride.  In the movie, Tennant plays a very successful writer who wrote a book about a small island off the coast of Scotland.  The book is popular and highly praised. His fiance decides to have their wedding on the very same island. Read more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Disneyland December 2017 (part 3)

You have read about my first few days in Disneyland and California Adventures.  Today is going to be the last post about being in the park. For our final day in the park, it was just three of us.  While five people were difficult to coordinate, three people are much easier, especially when there isRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Anne

Anne is never really appreciated in the original Pride and Prejudice.  She’s a tool for her mother to control others and live out a fantasy of being a mother.  She is silent and sickly.  I suspect she was pretty freaking angry most of the time.  I think she was sitting there silently seething at aRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Disneyland December 2017 (part 2)

Last week I told you about the first day of the trip and went over some of the things I got a bit obsessed with.  Today, I’m going to tell you about day two of our Disneyland adventure. I didn’t walk as much over the next two days as I did on day one, butRead more

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Ways to Grow as an Author: Feedback in Reviews

I love my friends and family. I love that I’m surrounded by supportive people who enjoy reading and want me to be a successful author. I know this is not something that all writers (and sometimes most writers) are lucky to have. I’ve heard stories from other authors about what it’s like and how theyRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Blog Tour: Disneyland 2017 pt 1

While Fredrick’s book tour stopped in Los Angeles, my trip out to California was primarily to go to Disneyland with my sister.  I did spent time in L.A., but not the way a 1st time tourist might expect to do.  I decided, since there is so much to talk about, to split this into twoRead more