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A summer trip to Ireland with author Claire Fullerton

  Céad míle fáilte! That’s the Irish for “A thousand welcomes!” Don’t ask me to pronounce it… Anyone who has ever been to Ireland knows just how wonderful the land and the people are. Being of Irish descent, I have … Continue reading

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Aunt Phil’s Trunk Book Tour

Alaska has given us a vast treasury of tales and history.  With such a colorful history and so many cultures, it’s really no wonder that the state is so rich in folklore. Two authors, the late Phyllis Downing Carlson and her very … Continue reading

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“Fire and Shadow” Review Tour & Giveaway

“The Hand of Kali Series”–that sounds almost irresistible!  Dark, and dangerous, and very exotic.  Can’t wait to see what this is about… So–what are the particulars?  Hmmm…let’s see: The FIRE trilogy – the Hand of Kali Series, Book #1 Genre: … Continue reading

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What the hoo-hah is a marketing plan, and where do I buy one???

Lately I’ve been seeing the phrase, “marketing plan”, as in “You need a…”. Oh?  Thought what I had in mind was pretty good: 1.  Write a book 2.  Get book published 3.  The crowd goes wild, and they are lining … Continue reading

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“Pong” vs. “3-D Tennis”: Bringing Life to your Storyline’s Dialogues

I’m pretty much dating myself, but I have to ask:  Does anyone remember “Pong”?  That was the very first TV/computer-ish game to come out, and my family was enthralled.  It consisted of two vertical bars on either side of the … Continue reading

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Girls’ Weekend on the Coast

We were finally going to do it!  Daughter Dearest and I were finally going to fulfill part of a long-time dream:  to explore our Oregon coast from top to bottom.  We’d been on a coastal weekend before, but we made … Continue reading

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Potted Plants…er, I mean, Plotter or Pantser

To the non-author, the terms “plotter” and “pantser” might seem very strange.  “Pantser” sounds like someone who is fond of giving reverse wedgies.  Or maybe a frat member with too much time and beer on his hands.  “Plotter” sounds like someone … Continue reading

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Week 5 of Mountain Springs House Summer Blog Tour, and why I can’t stand Stephen King

From peeves to plotlines in only seven days!! Our mission, should we undertake it (and I’m taking it as under as I can), is to tell the world about our favorite and unfavorite books.  (I made up a word!  Hooray … Continue reading

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Short story, “Genius Has Its Own Time”

I’m dedicating this story to my friend Gayle, who often asks me, “Can’t you write something that’s not scary?”  Yes, dear, I can.  Regardez: Genius Has Its Own Time The studio is dark and quiet.  The occasional fretful moonbeam shows … Continue reading

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How did those words get there? – Mountain Springs House Blog Tour Week 2

When I leaf through the pages upon pages of my writing, I marvel at the ability we have to craft a tale from just our minds. Jasper Fforde’s “Thursday Next” series, especially the book entitled “The Well of Lost Plots”, … Continue reading

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