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Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it.”  ~ Octavia Butler ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Marketing is obviously critical to the success of a book. I don’t have a book to market… Continue reading Louisiana’s Way Home — Review & Giveaway

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Where the Watermelons Grow — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  ~ Henry Ford ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Need to create some suspense or tension? Well, yes, of course we all do. Tiffany Yates Martin has a guest post HERE at Writers in the Storm that will help… Continue reading Where the Watermelons Grow — Review & Giveaway

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1001+ Fantastic Facts about Animals — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  “There is no doubt that I have lots of words inside me; but at moments, like rush-hour traffic at the mouth of a tunnel, they jam.”  ~John Updike~  Gifts for My Writer Friends: Going to a conference? Need to write an elevator pitch? HERE is a post that can help you… Continue reading 1001+ Fantastic Facts about Animals — Review & Giveaway

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Al Capone Throws Me a Curve — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water."  ~ Kurt Vonnegut ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Kathy Temean at Writing and Illustrating has a good post HERE with 20 things to check for while revising your novel. By the way, if you aren’t reading… Continue reading Al Capone Throws Me a Curve — Review & Giveaway

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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:   "Perfection is not necessary to make a real and lasting difference to other people's lives."  ~ JK Rowling ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Editor’s Blog has some great grammar reminders HERE to help you make better sentences. Janice Hardy at Fiction University has a VERY interesting post HERE that… Continue reading The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl — Review & Giveaway

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Behind These Hands: Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.”  ~ Marianne Moore, poet ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Without good dialogue, most books would be pretty terrible, so if the dialogue isn’t good, what’s the point. K. M Weiland has a great post HERE that will help you… Continue reading Behind These Hands: Review & Giveaway

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The Penderwicks at Last — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” ~ Mark Twain ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It's always a good idea to look to successful writers for advice. HERE are 10 rules for writing by Michael Morpurgo, a pretty successful writer whose work… Continue reading The Penderwicks at Last — Review & Giveaway