"About three years ago, my women's group was preparing to do a new study on a book. I decided to support the local bookstore across the street from my workplace and even though I knew it would cost more, I ordered the book there. (They did not…"
I am a 30-year newspaper reporter/editor and for 23 years have been lifestyles (Neighbors) Editor at The Courier-Times in New Castle. I am also editor of the full-color quarterly HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN. I have freelanced for various magazines through the years. I recently wrote my first novel and am looking to self-publish. Right now, my main hobby is getting the book ready and finding the right self-publisher and timing to launch it. I am married (34 years) and have two adult sons and one daughter-in-law. I am active in my church and co-leader of a women's life / Bible study group.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Facebook: Donna Jobe Cronk
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My first book is ready ... maybe.
At least I am ready to take the next step toward getting it published. It is called "Sweetland of Liberty." It is a fictional story of a widow who buys the nicest house in her hometown, moves there, and opens a bed and breakfast. But not everyone is happy about that.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
1. The Courier-Times (daily newspaper, New Castle, Ind.)
2. HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN (quarterly women's magazine, east-central Indiana distribution and interests.)
My writing is:
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
The Courier-Times; her magazine for women
Services I offer to other writers:
Uncertain at this time.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Attending Midwest Writers Workshop in July
My professional associations:
1. Hoosier State Press Association: Have won numerous awards for various aspects of journalism including feature writing, feature pages, column writing.
2. Indiana Managing Editors Awards: Have received several awards from this annual contest for jouralsim.
I found out about She Writes from:
Friend / writer / blogger Cheryl K. Bennett
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"Betsy, this is such a wonderfully helpful post. I absolutely resonate with every one of your points, especially seeing the expenditures on your book as investments in your career and brand as an author. I always say this to myself: If I had spent…"
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