Monthly Archives: November 2012

Revisions: One Year Later

Around this time last year, I went to my novel critique group and listened to my peers talk about the first draft of Lost Notes, my 19th century historical novel. This is what I wrote about the results of that process: … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jon Bell on the Allure of Mount Hood, the Research Process and Tips on Becoming a Freelance Writer

Jon Bell, a full-time freelance writer, turned his love of Mount Hood into a comprehensive book about the mountain. His journalism background shows in how he approaches his 11,245-foot subject from every conceivable angle, including on foot with his wife … Continue reading

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Check the Chairs: 15 Tips on Setting up Successful Readings

Have you always wanted to share your writing with the public? Or dreamed of standing on stage and reading from your novel-in-progress? Anyone can set up a reading and invite an audience. You don’t even need a book to sell–but … Continue reading

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Visiting The Bookshelf Muse, My Radio Interview with Sheila Hamilton and More Good News!

I’m so excited to be a guest over at The Bookshelf Muse today, sharing details about my experience using the Espresso Book Machine as the Forest Avenue Press printer and primary distributor. In Why I Love the Espresso Book Machine, … Continue reading

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Book Release: Dark & Light

On Sunday, Nov. 11, Shasta Kearns Moore releases her new children’s board book, Dark & Light: A Love Story in Black and White. The launch party will be at 2 p.m. at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland, and it’s kid-friendly. Funds … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in New Jersey

I’m a Jersey girl, through and through, and while I’ve been in Oregon for eleven years, and  the D.C. area before that, I’m still a Jersey girl. Born and raised there. My dad was raised there. My mom moved there … Continue reading

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The First Brave Reading

We had such an amazing book launch for Brave on the Page on Saturday. There were: 11 readers whose interviews and essays are featured in the book 23 Brave on the Page contributors who attended and about 90 audience members! I’m so glad … Continue reading

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