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Archive for April 2009

The Videos: An Unexpected Bonus

The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.   When I created the new videos about “my writing life” for my website, my plan was simply to answer the questions I’m frequently asked, so that when readers…

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The "Frequently Asked Questions" Videos

The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.   The short videos John and I made are now up on the video page of my website. I created these to address the questions I’m…

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Just for Fun

The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.   I can’t resist posting this picture, even though I’ve never met either the young man or the dog. My friend, author Brenda Witchger, sent me this photo…

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What a Weekend! Part Two. . .

The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.   So, as I mentioned, we checked into our hotel, the Blockade Runner, in Wrightsville Beach. The hotel was hosting the annual convention of the North Carolina…

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What a Weekend! Part One. . .

The contest continues! Win a vacation on Topsail Island and help me celebrate my 20 years as an author by clicking here to learn more. You may enter once a day.   We just returned from a wonderful weekend in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC. I’d never been to either place, and since my current work-in-progress is…

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The Contest: Would You Like a Vacation on Topsail Isand?

I’m thrilled to unveil the contest we’ve been waiting for! A while back, I asked you, my blog readers, for ways I could celebrate my twenty year anniversary as an author with you. Frequent commenter, Glen Pierce, took the ball and ran with it! Glen lives on Topsail Island, North Carolina, the setting for Before the…

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Why We Write About What We Write About

                              Do you have a favorite author? And if you do, have you noticed how often the same themes emerge in his or her work? Oh, the stories might be very different from one another, but if you stop to think about them,…

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Happy Holiday!

                                I wish my readers who celebrate Easter or Passover a joyful time with family and friends. My California granddaughter, CC, is in town for the festivities. She’s now fifteen months old and a smiley little thing. I gave her this little…

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Patience: To Self Publish or Not?

When it comes to writing and getting published, patience is indeed a virtue. I know I may make some people angry by writing about this. If you’re one of them (or even if you’re not!) feel free to jump in with your own thoughts. I’ll listen. But my hope in writing about this topic is not…

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