Monthly Archives: August 2011

Sarah Sundin’s Book Launch Party

Sarah Sundin is a masterful storyteller and is one of my must-read authors. When I received Sarah’s newsletter with an invitation to her book launch party, I got excited. Normally I read such announcements and bemoan the fact that I … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Blog Post on Google’s First Page

Would you like your blog post to appear on the first page of hits in Google? Would you like your post to stand out among a million others on a certain topic? Who wouldn’t? I read blogs written by several … Continue reading

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9 Reasons to Attend Local Writers Conferences

Can’t afford to attend a big writers conference? Don’t have the time? There are plenty of smaller writers conferences held across the country. I’m attending one this weekend, and I’m excited. It’s the Write to Inspire conference held in the … Continue reading

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Clever Tweets about the Quake

When the quake rocked the Eastern seaboard yesterday, the news hit Twitter in microseconds, and the topic trended for well over an hour. My heart went out to those unaccustomed to earthquakes. As a native Californian, I’ve experienced several quakes … Continue reading

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Barbour’s Bride/Wedding Line: The Fun Begins!

A package from Amazon has a way of putting a smile on my face, but once in a while a shipment arrives that produces a grin that would put the Cheshire cat’s to shame. Friday, August 19 was one of … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Penny Candy

Penny candy is one of my sweetest childhood memories. My sisters and I would hop on our ten-speeds and ride a mile to the tiny market in our tiny town, each of us with ten cents in our pocket, intent … Continue reading

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Celebrating with my Critique Partner

Waiting can be tough, and there’s plenty of it in a writer’s life. I’d been eagerly awaiting the release of my critique partner Jody Hedlund’s second book, the first one I helped her edit. The official release date is September … Continue reading

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