Author Archives: charchaffin2011

About charchaffin2011

Writer and Senior Acquiring Editor

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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All The Fun Things! by CiCi Cordelia

Happy March and the Beginning of Spring! 2020 has already seemed to fly by for CiCi and her puppeteers (namely, Char and Cheryl). With the holidays a blip in the rear-view mirror, it’s shaping up to be a busy year … Continue reading

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New Hat: Published Author! by Janina Grey

I’ve always joked that I have multiple personalities in reference to the numerous different hats I wear at any given moment. In reality, these hats complete me. And now I have one more to add to my wardrobe. First, there … Continue reading

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An Upcoming Release from CiCi Cordelia!

Five more days until THE DAY! CiCi is very excited to announce her upcoming release! Book Three of Brides of Little Creede, THE INNOCENT WIFE, currently in pre-order status on Amazon, goes live on Wednesday, April 10. This series was a labor … Continue reading

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It’s a Boxed Set!, by Char Chaffin

This month, SMP rolls out its twelve-book collective, The Soul Mate Tree Series, as a boxed set! It’s the first time SMP has put together something of this size, and it was a definite challenge for the formatters who transform … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Life, by CiCi Cordelia (aka Cheryl Yeko and Char Chaffin)

Writing is a lonesome job. Sitting in your home office, plugging away day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute, every second a struggle to put the perfect words you’ve been striving for on the page. Some days your muse is flowing, other days, not … Continue reading

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