Tag Archives: Thursdays At Coconuts

Writing About Cowboys by Beth Carter

I wrote about cowboys! Yee-haw! My newest novel, COWBOYS AT COCONUTS, was a delight to write. Creating cowboy characters was a first for me and I had great fun developing my western characters. I got to use terms like, “Howdy, … Continue reading

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Book Signings Are Fun by Beth Carter

Over the years, I’ve had at least thirty book signings. I admit I’ve slowed down because it’s much easier to promote my work via social media while at home in my yoga pants (or let’s face it, pj’s.) Sometimes as … Continue reading

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BABIES AT COCONUTS (Book 3) – Cover, Blurb Reveal & Pantsing Through A Series

I can’t believe the third book of my Coconuts series will release in mid-May. These women have taken me for quite a ride, and fingers crossed, Book 4 will release in December. I expected to get one, maybe two, books … Continue reading

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Shopping, Decorating, Wrapping, (and Writing?) It’s possible. Here’s how.

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I generally throw up my hands and ditch any grandiose ideas of writing. After all, we have a dozen grandkids (yes, you read that right), and just last week, I wrapped … Continue reading

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RWA, A Radio Interview, & Raven Awards, Oh, My!

Question: What do two thousand romance authors have in common? Answer: They attend the annual Romance Writers of America conference! How do you like my lame joke? It seemed funny when I was stranded at the airport. At any rate, … Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping A Series Fresh by Beth Carter

Before we discuss the challenges of penning a series, please help me celebrate! It’s release day for CHAOS AT COCONUTS, Book 2, which all began with double award-winning THURSDAYS AT COCONUTS. As I write Books 3, 4, (and possibly 5 … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts & First Sentences by Beth Carter

Happy 2018! Since we’re still early in the new year, assessing our goals, and planning our lofty writing aspirations, I decided to research starts. And by starts, I mean first sentences from a variety of novels whether a classic or … Continue reading

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Writing A Series As An Unorganized Pantser

There I said it. I’m unorganized. I wasn’t always like this. In fact, in the late eighties and nineties, I was administrative assistant to a college president. Before that, I was an executive secretary to a hospital administrator. After I … Continue reading

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AUTHORS and BOOK CLUBS

As an author, I’ve met with two very different book clubs. One had 6-8 female readers located in the tiny town of Ash Grove. The other book club was large–about 30-35 members, half of whom were men, not exactly my … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Takeaways & Tips by Beth Carter

What a busy fall this has been! On the heels of my mid-August release of SLEEPING WITH ELVIS, I attended three writers’ conferences and book signings in September and October. Whew! I’m just now catching my breath. All three conferences … Continue reading

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