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During the Lull Between Publishers

Back in December I took my rights back from Oak Tree Press and now have contracts for both my books (one non-fiction and one novel)  plus my novel coming out shortly called SNOW ANGEL. My new publisher is Aakenbaaken & … Continue reading

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By the grace of God or some special angel who is watching over me, I recently was diverted from fraud that found me via Instagram. I’m new on Instagram. I joined it to see videos and pictures of my first … Continue reading

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A few months ago, one of our smoke alarms…of course, the one right outside our bedroom door, began “chirping” off and on…most often in the middle of the night.  My husband was sleeping on the main floor in a recliner … Continue reading

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Book Review: Footprints in the Frost by Jackie Taylor Zortman JULY 7, 2017 CALEB PIRTLE III If you need a bitter chill to chase away the heat of summer, Footprints in the Frost is the one book you should take home with … Continue reading

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As I write this, it is snowing outside on April 27th to fulfill the infamous “springtime in the Rockies” legend.  Trust me, that legend is all it pretends to be and then some. Sometimes we have all four seasons in … Continue reading

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Who is your favorite team for the 51st Super Bowl later today?  Personally, I don’t have a dog in this fight since my Denver Broncos are not involved, but I do have a favorite, though I’m not going to express … Continue reading

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First thing this morning, I got a nice letter from Caleb Pirtle III , telling me that my book FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST is the Featured Book of the Moment  Club selection today on Venture Galleries.  Here’s the link:  Check it … Continue reading

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Today I am the guest author on P. J. Nunn’s prestigious website Bookbrowsing.  My topic is MY BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO SELLING BOOKS.  I do hope you’ll take a moment to stop by and check it out.  The blog has a … Continue reading

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John was to become one of Richard’s best and longest standing friendships.  He and his wife moved to Colorado a couple of years before Richard retired and when he followed, being single, he lived with them a little while.  After Richard married, their wives became … Continue reading

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Hey! I’m a Character in a Book!

My fellow Oak Tree Press author, Marilyn Meredith, who also writes as F. M. Meredith, did a recent blog tour for one of her latest books and I won a contest for following her all the way.  As a winner, … Continue reading

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