Category Archives: A Writer’s Journey

The Power of Using Beta Readers

I just finished writing an unedited draft of a story of action and suspense titled “Blood Oaths” and sent it to my beta readers last night. I’ve already received helpful feedback that will help me enhance my story. One of … Continue reading

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The Shot Rang Out

The Shot Rang Out an anthology of 500-word western stories featuring my yarn “Mary’s Medicine” has just been released as a paperback! Fifty-one western authors accepted best-selling author Scott Harris’ invitation to write precisely 500-word stories that included these sentences exactly … Continue reading

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Modern Mouse is Featuring My Books

I’m delighted to announce that Premiere gift shop Modern Mouse in Alameda, California will be soon be featuring in their store and on their website all five of my children’s picture books they were considering!: Wilbur the Duck Who Flew … Continue reading

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The Best Thing About Being a Writer

  I’ve begun exploring Goodreads in earnest. I highly recommend it for writers and readers. One of its many features gives readers the opportunity to ask questions of writers. Below is a question from the site and my answer. What … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Up to Lately

I’ve learned a lot in the 4-1/2 years since I published my first book. I’m putting that knowledge and experience to work not only with my new titles such as the recently released Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon and Flora … Continue reading

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Literary Agent Query Letters

I’ve taken the plunge and begun sending out query letters to literary agents. I made a goal for myself: “Query 3 Before TV.” I sent my first three letters last night and treated myself to some TV. Today I hope to … Continue reading

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