August is the month for biting into juicy ripe fruit plucked straight from the tree or bush. Peaches and blackberries also make delicious cereal toppings or ingredients in fruit smoothies. Today I decided that I would use my WordPress blog to promote my book by displaying pictures of fruit that my daughter and I have featured in recipes. Those recipes appear at the end of my gardening book, The…Continue
Added by Karen Szklany Gault on August 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Flo’s deformed eye doesn’t bother her a bit. Nope. Never mind the eye patch or her aversion to mirrors. But when she wins $40,000 in the lottery, she decides to get one of those “TV doctors” to fix her bad eye. It’s a long way from Indiana to California, so she and Mo, pack along some extra bags of cheese puffs…
Added by Tracee Gleichner on August 20, 2013 at 5:37am — No Comments
In the Native Lands
In the Native lands where animals and human meet, there is understanding and true harmony. The beautiful emerald grass flows wildly and free, with the grasses and plants comes nourishment. The animals that run the land are happy and they seem to understand how life goes. The bright blue skies filled with the birds soaring above of the earth and the sun so forthcoming and…Continue
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Having your book published is a little like putting a message in a bottle then tossing it into the ocean.
Heal Your Self with Writing launches this week, so here goes!!! Have been doing several radio interviews organized by the publicist. The only problem is…Continue
Added by Catherine Ann Jones on August 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The other day I was captivated by the words of a sixteen year old girl, Malala Yousafzai the young Pakistani student who was shot by the Taliban, survived, and has resumed with added fervor her passion--equal education for women and girls. Her speech set my thoughts on the volumes of female stereotypes writers conscious or unconsciously perpetuate. Women nurses, wives, artists, lovers, activists in stories are often…Continue
I have to wonder if I'm the only new author going through this. You know like a woman who has just given birth and is having postpartum depression and doesn't know it. Really one moment I'm on top of the world about the my first book. I start feeling that I'm doing all the right things. Its just a matter of time and hey I'm not doing too bad....then I read about an author who just put out her first book and is a self-publisher and the day that the book is release…Continue
Dear friends and fellow writers,
I've gotten a lot of questions regarding self-publishing my memoir Seeing Red; I hope this blog post will inspire you and answer some of the questions you may be carrying as you consider how best to publish your work.…
Blog Publishing Nightmare
When I finished my novel, Juliana’s Truth I was elated and ready to submit; let the publishing begin. I envisioned the film version after it became an international bestseller. I’d finally be able to pay off my (and my daughter’s) college loans. The novel began as a thesis for my M.F.A.—but that was merely the first draft; the revisions took another two years. I was no stranger to rejection as far as manuscripts go but my tenacity was…Continue
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If you, too, can't resist fairytales, I would like to share some thoughts on Cinderella (online at Scene4 Magazine).
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In February of 2013 I was returning from South America and I found myself watching the "Sex in The City" episode where Carrie has her book launch. Done in Hollywood style, the party was held in a swanky two-story ballroom with all the top socialites from New York City. The major papers were in attendance, taking her photo and getting quotes.
When I reached New York City the next day and met with my fabulous publicist at Gallery Book/ Simon & Schuster we laughed about the party…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on May 21, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments
Fiji is a spellbinding novel of adventure, cultural misunderstandings, religious conflict and sexual tension set in one of the most exotic and isolated places on earth. As the pharaohs of ancient Egypt build their mighty pyramids, and Chinese civilization evolves under the Shang Dynasty, adventurous seafarers from South East Asia begin to settle the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. The exotic archipelago of Fiji is one of the last island groups to be discovered and will remain hidden…Continue
Added by Lynelle Clark on May 9, 2013 at 1:31am — No Comments
Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best this year whenLibrary Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.
Melodie got her start writing comedy (stand-up and columns.) In1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. She has over 200 publications including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories and 4 novels. Her fifth novel, a mob caper entitled The Goddaughter’s Revenge(Orca Books) will be…
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 3, 2013 at 6:36am — No Comments
To celebrate The Lake House arriving in stores my publisher, Gallery/ Simon & Schuster, will be giving away copies next week to She Writes members. So check in next Wednesday for more details.
Last Thursday I did my first reading of, The Lake House, at a…Continue
A few days ago I finished the second re-write of my third novel, The River Keeper. Now for the final read through. I love this part. To be able to simply read the story without fixing plot holes and grammar. On August 22, 2011 the first words were written. It took me one year and eight months to write and edit this novel. How do these famous authors spit out three and four new books a year?
I know these people are rich and have house cleaners and nanny’s to pick their…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on April 29, 2013 at 8:15am — No Comments
The doorbell rang just as I was sitting down to write this blog. I went downstairs and found a large box from Gallery Books on my doorstep. I ran to my neighbor’s house with the heavy item, because this moment couldn’t be done alone, and opened up the large container. A rush of emotion filled me - seven years of…Continue
I am always looking for new and interesting books. I recently came upon French born author Isabelle Esling's second release with Hayden Kian Publishing House, "Unwrap Your Present." The books description sounded very intriguing and I immediately knew I had to purchase the book.
Before the book arrived, I decided I was going to read the book over a two week period to get the full affect of what the book had to offer. I patiently waited and five days later…
Added by Donna M. Kshir on April 11, 2013 at 1:02pm — No Comments
Okay! I admit it. I'm a nonfiction writer. I've had 5 nonfiction books published but within all of them are stories. Now story has taken hold of me and I am on a mystical journey towards fiction. I am workshopping my new (in development) novel and am working with an editor on getting a chapter by chapter analysis. I see no reason that a nonfiction writer cannot write compelling fiction.
My Goddess, I never realized the challenges of fiction writing or creating a novel. I have…Continue
Added by Stephanie Bird on April 7, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments