Monthly Archives: February 2013

31 things no one tells you about self-publishing

Though I have no regrets about self-publishing my debut novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters, there are several things I wish I had known beforehand.  It would have saved me time, effort, money, and irritation.   In June 2012, I released my book(s); … Continue reading

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Back from the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference

Yesterday (February 23), I attended my first Bay to Ocean Writers Conference, held at Chesapeake College.  I attended the following presentations:   Inside a Story: Writing for Children of All Ages, by Margaret Meacham Harnessing the Power of Social Media, by … Continue reading

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writing and reading about dogs

The rewriting for my next novel, Lost Dogs, is going very well.  As  I mentioned previously, I started drafting the book late in 2011, put it aside for awhile to publish and promote Dragontamer’s Daughters, and have recently come back to it.  I punched … Continue reading

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okay, i’m begging

Okay, “begging” is too strong, but it’s meant to get your attention.  How about “asking-real-nice?”  So here goes: please, please, pretty please with sugar on top, if you’ve read either or both Dragontamer’s Daughters books and enjoyed them, PLEASE take … Continue reading

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unexpected awkwardness

The other night, a lady who goes to our church told me that she had read DTD Part 1 and loved it.  Loved it, loved it, loved it, and now was reading Part 2.  And the whole time she was … Continue reading

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the sage of kent island

Iffn you live on or near Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and especially if you live on Kent Island (where I do), you would be well-served to pick up a copy of Remembering Kent Island and A History of the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department (non-fiction, … Continue reading

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the plague dogs

As I write Lost Dogs, the novel which I hope to publish this fall, I’m reading some “dog stories,” (for want of a better term), because you can’t very write about something without being aware of at least some of what … Continue reading

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rooting for the raisins

If the posts on this forum are an accurate sample of the feelings of Pittsburgh Steeler fans everywhere, then I am among the minority of our tribe, as I’m hoping that the Baltimore Ravens prevail in Sunday’s Super Bowl.   No, I am not … Continue reading

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