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Archive for October 2010

My Readers are Ageless!

I’m always asked the question “What age group reads your books?”, and I always respond that I seem to have readers of all ages. Today, I present my proof! I recently heard from Sierra Dobbie, a young lady who lives in Ontario, Canada. She’d reviewed Before the Storm on her blog The Reading Chic and…

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Do You Know Anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. A while back, I heard from Healthination, Inc, asking me if I was interested in being featured in a series of educational videos they were creating about RA. I was honored to be asked, but I was not only dealing…

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Let's Pick the Cover!

Your comments on my cover choices for the e-book reissue of Reflection were helpful and brilliant! Here are your top four choices in no particular order. Please help me pick the winner. To recap, this is a contemporary story set in the Pennsylvania Dutch country about a woman whom the town of Reflection holds responsible…

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Voting Time Again!

I’m working on the e-book cover for my backlist novel, Reflection. (That’s the original cover on the left.). Reflection is the story of Rachel Huber, a woman in her early forties who returns to the Pennsylvania Dutch town (Reflection) where she grew up to take care of her grandmother. Rachel fled from the town twenty years…

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Plotting and Playing

I’ve found the way to keep the dogs with me on the beach: bacon treats in my pocket. As a matter of fact, I can’t get them away from my side, but that’s okay. I love that dogs are allowed loose on the beach here off season, especially since we usually have the beach to…

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Autumn with Topsail

Today we went to the “Autumn with Topsail” festival on Topsail Island. Here I am at the Karen Beasley Turtle Hospital.  I made it through three artisans’ booths before I had to buy something (a beautiful beaded necklace). I was hunting for Ray McAllister’s booth. Ray wrote the book Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea,…

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Porking Out

One of the best meals we had at the NINC conference was at the Habana Cafe in Gulfport, Florida. It was incredible! Most of us had the lechon asado which is a Cuban pork dish with flavors I’d never tasted before. The restaurant sells a cookbook full of its recipes. Yum! Here I am with my…

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Roughing It

This is the view outside our hotel room in St Pete, so you can tell we’re not suffering too much here at the Novelists Inc conference. We’re in a gorgeous setting, though most of what I’ve seen so far has been the inside of the big ballroom where we’ve had fascinating panel after fascinating panel…

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Winning Cover for The Escape Artist E-book

Thank you for all your votes! I tallied up the votes both here and on Facebook and this image is the clear winner with 34 votes.  Second place was the little boy peering over the woman’s shoulder (24), which I have to admit fits the book very well, but one reader mentioned that the little…

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The Escape Artist Cover–One More Time

I’m still not happy with my concept for The Escape Artist’s E-book cover, so I hope you’re willing to vote one more time. I’m not going to bother with the text (my name and the title) until I make my final decision. Remember the book needs to stand out in a thumnail size on Amazon…

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