Category Archives: Writing

The Eight Stages of Short Story Writing

1. Excitement. Something has popped into your head–an idea, a hook, a scene. You’re positive that a terrific story will unfold around it. You sit down and commit your idea to the page. Yep. This just might work . . … Continue reading

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Rev it up

Some of you know that I have had, for some time, another novel in the works. The title is Loose Dogs. The protag is an animal control officer. And I finished writing it in 2004. Except that I didn’t. 2004 … Continue reading

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Preface to the Revised Edition of Libby

The deed is done. I’ve revised Libby. I’ve resubmitted the novel for publication. I’ve asked Amazon to notify people who have already downloaded the book, so they have the opportunity to switch to the revised edition if they’d like. I’ll … Continue reading

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Run away. Run away.

I’ve pulled “When Libby.” Many readers love the book. A typical reaction is this recent 5-start Goodreads review: great story of personal growth. funny quirky, with a bit of romance tossed in. :) was a great read. But I can’t … Continue reading

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THANK YOU! Libby hits #11 in Free Kindle Store!

I am so grateful to ALL of you who downloaded my novel over the past few days. Thanks to you, “When Libby Met the Fairies” is now up to #11 in Amazon’s Free Kindle Ebooks store! This is the kind … Continue reading

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Loose dogs . . .

Loose dogs don’t follow rules. They aren’t predictable. They don’t keep to the sidewalks or respect property boundaries. They don’t come when called. Loose dogs are elusive things. — Paige Newbury

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“Libby” is free for Kindle for the next five days . . .

I’ve made my romance novel, “When Libby Met the Fairies,”  free again, Friday July 13 – Tuesday July 17. Click here to download your copy!

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Announcing: my e-newsletter :-)

I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time. Now here it is: an easy way for you to stay in touch. Be the first to know when I’m running promotions or have a new book or story out. … Continue reading

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Dream a couple  nights ago. Rattlesnake infestation. But I was handling it, in typical “made sense at the time” dream logic: I was picking them up (no, not with my hands! with a stick!) and . . . putting them … Continue reading

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New cover for Libby!

I am so psyched!!!

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