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Just When You Think The Book is Done…

The euphoria of finishing a novel, which for me is generally a yearlong process, fades quickly when the editing starts. I thought I’d overcome the perils of being a panster (rather than a plotter) by working with a developmental editor. … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part Two-The Way Forward: All Hands On Deck So Roll Up Your Sleeves

As promised, this is the second of two posts. The last was a recap of the events of 2020 through my eyes as as nurse practitioner/midwife and and author of both fiction and non fiction. Two weeks after my last … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of A New Year: Part One-Reminiscence and Prognostication

But for sure, we can all say that none amongst us could have predicted that 2020 would unravel the way it did. Continue reading

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The Unfinished Business of Writing

After a year of very serious writer’s block, I’ve tried lots of things to kickstart my imagination. But nothing seemed to be working. I puttered with a new Western Contemporary (a first for me), and with the fourth book in … Continue reading

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The Words Didn’t Flow, So I Switched Genres

I thought it was because I was writing the last book in the series and needed to leave a world behind and enter another. Nope.  The last time I worked on the second novel in my urban fantasy series was during NaNoWriMo. There has been no motivation to do the research or to write it. It’s like the characters moved away. Continue reading

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Marketing a Series: When to Move On

When I finished Breakwater Beach,  I never intended to write a sequel, never mind two. But Mike and Liz weren’t letting go of their lease on life, and the story premise for The Widow’s Walk popped into my head. It took about … Continue reading

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Calling on Carole: Confessions of a Panster

Mike and Liz Keeny are newlyweds, new parents, and the proprietors of the Barrett Inn, an 1875 Victorian on Cape Cod, which just happens to be haunted. By their own ghosts. The Inn had become an annex of Purgatory, putting … Continue reading

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