Whine and Wine

May
31
2013

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The bad news: The ladies of Whine and Wine are being shelved for awhile.

The good news: I have three agents interested in the project in about three years.

Of all the scenarios I had envisioned and read about, this is not one that had ever crossed my mind.
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Pride and joy

May 10, 2013
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I have a list of encouraging proclamations that I repeat to my kids on a regular basis. “You did great!” “That was amazing!” “How did you get to be so smart/strong/fast?” I love giving them that  self-esteem boost, and the smiles that I get in return are priceless. But what surprises me is that even […]

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My journey to publication

April 10, 2013
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In the first month of seeking publication for my debut novel, Whine and Wine, I have been blown away by the response. I’m submitting queries, synopses, chapters, and full manuscripts and just waiting for that magic spark between me and my publishing hero. My gut has me leaning very strongly in one direction, but I’m […]

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Through another’s eyes

September 26, 2011

I just finished another chapter in my first chick-lit novel, Whine and Wine. It seems like each time I finish a chapter, I feel myself more and more a part of the ladies in the story. Sylvia, for example, is a pastor’s wife with a sordid past who is beginning to see that her husband […]

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Writer’s Life

July 28, 2011

The more I make writing part of my daily priority list, the more I find my characters talking to me. Whether it is nonfiction and I start remembering something my kids did that was worth writing a quick story about, or if it is fiction and the characters start building their own journey’s and life […]

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The power of fiction

July 14, 2011

I have written nonfiction most of my life. My journalism background landed me in roles within reporting, and then as a freelancer I got into things like personal essays, blogs, feature articles, and reviews. I am just now sinking my teeth into fiction writing and, I must admit, it is a bit of a power […]

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