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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.

Celebrating Indie Authors – Check out these four

By Carol / 13 October 2017 / 10 Comments

October 14 is Indie Author Day, a day recognizing and encouraging authors who choose to publish independently. As you may know, I indie published my first book Growing Up Country, and am in the process…

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How important is “place” in writing?

By Carol / 24 May 2016 / 12 Comments

My recent trip to Ireland has me thinking again about the importance of place to a writer. Ireland has a rich written history, including literary greats James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yates. Those names…

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How much of historical fiction is history?

By Carol / 20 October 2014 / 0 Comments

The 2014 Man Booker Prize winner was announced this past week. The accolades judging panel chair A.C. Grayling heaped on Richard Flanagan‘s WWII-era novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North, included this seemingly odd…

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A few of my favorite blogs – One Lovely Blog Award

By Carol / 30 September 2014 / 14 Comments

When I began blogging in 2009, I posted my writing for a full year before telling anyone I was doing it. I was trying out my voice, learning the “rules” of blogging, and seeing if…

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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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History wrapped in a gripping story – Author David Lawlor

By Carol / 02 May 2013 / 1 Comment

I’m pleased to welcome Irish author David Lawlor to my blog today. For anyone with an interest in historical fiction, WWI, and action/adventure stories, this will be a treat.  Lawlor’s just-released novel THE GOLDEN GRAVE…

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TAN – A story of exile, betrayal and revenge – Book Review

By Carol / 25 January 2013 / 6 Comments

TAN by David Lawlor is a gripping novel that tells the story of Irishman Liam Mannion, beginning before World War I and continuing into the Irish War of Independence. Framed for a crime he didn’t…

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