Category Archives: Agents

GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL


Photo credit: Vladimir Velociraptor Vukmirovich GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL. My next book is about ready for publishing and in the next month Bookbaby will produce, design it, and publish digital and printed versions. It is generally recommended to put a manuscript aside and … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON PAGE 25? Chick Lit Author Blog Hop


WHAT IS ON PAGE 25? This week I am a participant in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. You can win 25 free books and a Kindle if you solve the puzzle and find the secret word in each of … Continue reading

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Last Night In Twisted River review


BLUEPRINT FOR A NOVEL Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving This second most recent novel from John Irving becomes more interesting as one reads along until the end is reached and all is revealed–or so one might think. … Continue reading

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NEXT BIG THING BLOG HOP


I’ve been tagged in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a chance for authors around the world to say what they’re working on. The gracious Lynn Schneider, author of Perigee Moon tagged … Continue reading

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Finalist in Canada wide short story contest….Canada Writes


I am preparing for a vacation in Mexico, Ajijic, in the Jalisco state, so am not going to be writing much in the next three weeks. Just today I received a notice that I am on the long list for … Continue reading

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PREY OR PREDATOR?


Review of This Is How You Lose Her – Junot Diaz I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars. The book consists of a series of interconnected short stories that form the novel about Yunior and his loves. The … Continue reading

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NEW NOVEL – YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED


YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED This post is about the process of writing a book from the stage of manuscript to an actual publication date and all that happens along the way. Part 1. I would like it a lot if … Continue reading

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CAUGHT part 3


CAUGHT – final. This post is a continuation from 2 previous posts with the same title, CAUGHT and CAUGHT Continued. The earlier parts narrate how a young woman, Shayla, 17 years old and a high school student, is caught shoplifting. Shayla … Continue reading

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The Publishing War


The world of book publishing is still in the hands of gatekeepers, but a war is going on, in a most civilized way. The people without whom a book can almost never be successful, used to be, and still are … Continue reading

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Celebrate at Fernando’s Taqueria on Cinco the Mayo


The photos above are of the Palacio National and the office of the Mexican president with the balcony from where El Presidente (up till now male, but that might change this year on July 1st)  waved his hand and shouted … Continue reading

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