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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Readers make novel launch possible

By Carol / 07 July 2015 / 4 Comments

It’s launch day for the new edition of my novel GO AWAY HOME. If you haven’t read it yet, this is an excellent time to snag a copy. GO AWAY HOME is available on Amazon…

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How do you hold on to first-time awe?

By Carol / 25 August 2014 / 14 Comments

My granddaughter started kindergarten this past week. When she told her dad about her first day in school, she could barely contain herself. “Guess what? We played in the gym!” “Guess what? We had music…

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Feeling the love – Making the most of local book launch events

By Carol / 24 July 2014 / 16 Comments

As I prepared for the launch of my historical novel Go Away Home, I wondered how much the world had changed. Since publishing my memoir as a paperback in 2008, ebooks have proliferated, social media connects…

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Tips for being in two places at once

By Carol / 01 July 2014 / 6 Comments

The magic of a modern-day book launch. I’m not in the habit of defying the time/space continuum, but this month I’ll be giving it my best shot. July is the official launch of my World…

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Go Away Home – New historical fiction

By Carol / 17 June 2014 / 6 Comments

Start spreading the news! Go Away Home is now available on Amazon and through bookstores. I’m excited because of what reviewers are saying: “The perfect story of coming home.” – Samantha Rivera, Readers’ Favorite 5 Star…

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Go Away Home – Book Cover & Release Date

By Carol / 02 April 2014 / 22 Comments

World War One-era historical fiction on track for July launch. It’s been a long journey writing my first novel – somewhere in the four to five-year range – but I’m excited to tell you the…

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How can you help an author? Here are 11 ideas

By Carol / 11 September 2013 / 0 Comments

Ever wonder how you can help an author friend promote their new book? Chuck Sambuchino offered 11 great ideas in his blog today on Writers In The Storm. His ideas were so good and so…

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Launching a print book? Think local.

By Carol / 30 July 2012 / 28 Comments

With the advent of e-books and social media book launches, I wondered if print book launches even happened any more. But I’ve seen several indie authors question how to launch a print version, so I’m…

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