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I woke up this morning with a great idea for a new novel…

Just kidding. IT’S REAL LIFE! As a fiction author who has dabbled with post-apocalyptic and dystopian themes, I am both fascinated and freaked out. Which is fascinating in its own way. You just can’t do this kind of research from … Continue reading

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Does Word Count Matter?

Word count for novels comes up frequently at my meetings and conferences. Yes, there are guidelines. There are averages and expectations. Agents, editors, and publishers might actually give you a number goal, but I hold to the idea that the story … Continue reading

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The value of X

We’re in the final stages of The Writer’s Alphabet… and I’m x-static to introduce the letter X. X-ing out is an important (and sometimes painful) part of the editing process. No matter how poetic the verse, exceptional the passage, or … Continue reading

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to me! For those of you who have the day off work (teachers and mail carriers, mostly), YOU’RE WELCOME! I encourage you to eat cake today. I’ll be eating cake, and even though we’re far apart, it will … Continue reading

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See you Saturday!

Saturday, August 18, is the DeKalb Library Local Author Fair. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 309 Oak Street, DeKalb. I will be there hawking my books, A Stranger’s Child and Pocket Money. I will be meeting and greeting … Continue reading

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Yours Truly

The month of June got away from me and I was ill-prepared for (forgot about) my June Literary Mary Chats interview.  So guess what? It’s ME! I’m last month’s guest. 🙂 Mary Lamphere, co-founder of In Print Professional Writers’ Organization, … Continue reading

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Getting Lit!

at the Chicago Printer’s Row 34th Annual Lit Fest celebration. For the second year in a row, I was able to set up a table and sell my books, A Stranger’s Child and Pocket Money, under the Chicago Writers’ Association … Continue reading

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The Book Party

A couple of weeks ago, Friday, May 18, I had my first ever BOOK RELEASE PARTY for my contemporary mythology tale, A Stranger’s Child. Hosted by the Karnitz Art Gallery, it was a splendid little affair. Despite ASC being my fourth publication, … Continue reading

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I am a Writer.

As I sit at my desk, tapping away at the keys, the visions flowing through my head to my fingertips which translate my thoughts into words creating stories, I am constantly amazed. I am a writer. I get to make … Continue reading

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Reviews

Word of mouth is best, but since I’m only up to the letter R in The Writer’s Alphabet, today we’re going to focus on REVIEWS. I just released my latest novel, A Stranger’s Child, and the feedback I have received … Continue reading

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