Author Archives: charchaffin2011

About charchaffin2011

Writer and Senior Acquiring Editor

Beltane Bonfires Are Burning! By Guest Blogger Janina Grey

The fires will be burning this weekend and next as people throughout the northern hemisphere celebrate the reawakening of the Earth with the fertility festival of Beltane. May Day, dancing around a May Pole, jumping the fire,  burning bonfires through … Continue reading

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Putting the “Soul” in Solstice, by Guest Blogger Janina Grey

           For the last two decades I have carefully plodded through the holiday season with one snow boot firmly planted in Christmas and the other in Winter Solstice. And each year we manage to almost seamlessly blend traditions together for … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks, by Janina Grey, Guest Blogger

Last weekend my husband and I put away the last of the Halloween/Samhain décor and brought out the Autumn Harvest and Thanksgiving decorations. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year, and now, smack dab in the middle of … Continue reading

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A Year Later . . . by Claire Davon

If someone would have told me on Friday, March 13th, 2020 that I would still be working from home on March 26th, 2021, I would have told them that was impossible. The company shut down that Friday for an experiment … Continue reading

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Traveling Via the Internet, by Claire Davon

One of the greatest things about researching for my books is the multitude of interesting places I find in the course of my investigating. There is no end to the fascinating attractions this planet has to offer. Last year, before … Continue reading

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PLOTTR: Is It Right for You? by CiCi Cordelia

As Cheryl and I have been upping our CiCi Cordelia game, we find ourselves on the lookout for new tools and ways to improve our creativity. Especially since we have decided to continue writing in the nineteenth-century Western Historical world … Continue reading

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Beauty During a Pandemic, by Gail Ingis

The COVID pandemic, while challenging and exhausting in so many ways has had one positive effect on me and, I suspect on you too. It has helped me “embrace” my gray hair – the color represents those years of trial … Continue reading

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News From CiCi Cordelia: THE RUNAWAY WIFE IS DONE!

Okay, so not final-editing done-done, but the epilogue is complete and that means it’s done-enough to announce that it’s DONE! (CiCi kinda likes the word “done”) Book 4, The Runaway Wife, takes us back to Little Creede, Colorado and pairs … Continue reading

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Guest Post: RONE Madness! by Char Chaffin

It’s that time of year again! InD’tale Magazine’s 2020 RONE (Reward Of Novel Excellence) Awards has begun its initial nomination process. Books released in 2019 and then reviewed by the amazing InD’tale crew, with a rating of 4.5 or higher, … Continue reading

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GUEST POST! How to Get Over a Bad Book Review, by Rebecca Neely

Please welcome Rebecca Neely! Beckie’s excellent article on dealing with the emotion –often difficult–following a bad review is invaluable to not only new and debut authors but seasoned authors as well. Beckie, thanks for sharing! How to Get Over a … Continue reading

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