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  • The Amazing Danielle Allen

    I ‘met’ Danielle Allen a couple of years ago online, but it wasn’t until the past year when we really started to become close. What we discovered is there are a lot of parallels in our personalities and lives. It started out as our mutual…

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  • The Mom-Author: Balancing Writing and Mothering

      I have never, not once in my life, not ever, been one of those people. You know who I’m talking about. The chipper, showered, and put together neighbor pulling out of the driveway with her four kids on a weekend morning at seven. The lady…

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  • Tips For Authors Attending Their First Ever Signing

    Do Your Research Before you agree do go to a signing…before one penny is deposited, ask around about the event. Ask how many years they have been hosting them, ask for a list of authors who went, and check in with those authors. If any…

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  • A Conversational Review of Penned Con

    Carter: So I’m dying to hear about Penned Con. I haven’t gone, I’ve never been to a signing, but this one is only three hours away from me and I’m just kicking myself for not putting it on the calendar, especially since you two were…

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  • Interview with Anne Britting Oleson

    I met our next author while earning my master’s degree at the University of Maine at Orono. Anne had the pleasure, or misfortune, of sitting next to me one fateful day. We became fast friends. Her writing style was something I hoped to aspire to.…

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  • To Quit or Not To Quit, That Is The Question

    No. I’m not giving up writing. I have no plans on it, but I know quite a few indie authors who are at least toying with the idea of letting the dream go. I’m not here to tell them to quit or to convince them…

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  • Adventures in Writing in Public

    I always bring my laptop with me pretty much wherever I go. I write everywhere. In the car, waiting on kids to get out of school, in waiting rooms when I take someone in my family to one of their many appointments or the hospital.…

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  • Why’d I Write This Book? Publishing for Business or Pleasure

    It seems the answer to this question can invariably affect your level of satisfaction with the publishing industry. Why Do You Write? Many authors will tell you they write simply because they love it. They have beautiful, funny, or suspenseful stories flooding their brain, and…

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  • Interview with an Author featuring Laura N. Anile

    Laura N. Anile and I have been online friends for a few years now. We’ve never actually met because she lives on the other side of the world from me in Australia, but our mutual love for and struggles with all things writing have kept…

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