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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.

How do we handle rejection? Find a new path.

By Carol / 06 December 2016 / 29 Comments

This past week rejection hit me right between the eyes. While I was not altogether surprised by the rejection, I was still disappointed. To the point of tears. In that moment, it helped to be…

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Dressed up in a new cover – Go Away Home

By Carol / 02 June 2015 / 29 Comments

A drum roll, please … When my novel Go Away Home re-launches on July 7, it will sport this brand new cover. As an indie author responsible for all aspects of publishing, I have to…

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The scoop on editing with Amazon Publishing

By Carol / 05 May 2015 / 16 Comments

“What was it like working with Amazon Publishing?” “Did it bother you to lose control?” “Is it still the same story?”  These are some of the questions I’ve received since my novel Go Away Home…

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Growing Up Country now an audiobook

By Carol / 27 January 2015 / 0 Comments

Changes in the publishing industry have made life easier for indie authors with every evolution helping us reach more readers. As I launch the audiobook version of my memoir this month, it’s been fun to…

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Readers vote authors out of publishing slush pile

By Carol / 02 December 2014 / 2 Comments

Authors look for ways to get their writing noticed. Publishers search slush piles for the next hot author. Author Annamaria Bazzi alerted me to Kindle Scout, a new program from Amazon that could help both…

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Six thoughts on seeking advance book reviews

By Carol / 15 April 2014 / 14 Comments

Laying the foundation for a strong launch. The manuscript of my historical novel Go Away Home was edited and ready to publish in February. With today’s technology, I could have had the book on sale…

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Five writing tips from Julia Child

By Carol / 18 February 2014 / 14 Comments

The famous cook’s experiences span the kitchen and publishing Julia Child describes her book My Life in France as autobiographical stories of “the things she loved most in life,” – her husband, France, and the…

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