Monthly Archives: May 2013

Link Soup

Some wonderful links to share: I love this post from Kristen Forbes who turns a painful breakup into a novel breakthrough. But before you read that, read this: I Have an Eating Disorder and No One in My Life Knows, … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Gregg Townsley and Writing Westerns

For fans of shoot-em-up, wild west fiction with thoughtful, well-drawn protagonists, Gregg Townsley has released East Jesus, Nevada, the first title in a series of W.W. Ronin westerns. Gregg has many identities all rolled into one kind-hearted, emotionally intelligent individual—father, … Continue reading

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The Art of the Author Photo

Like many people, I prefer being behind the camera. That’s why I was thrilled (and a little terrified) when Christi Krug invited me to a portrait photo session with fellow author and entrepreneur Edee Lemonier. It was time to get some professional … Continue reading

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Good News in Author-Land

It seems like after many years of hard work, staring down the blank page, a number of my writer-friends have been getting recognized for their talents. There has been so much good news in my community lately. For instance, my … Continue reading

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The Paradise Guest House

It was great fun to hear bestselling author Ellen Sussman read from her new book, The Paradise Guest House, and discuss terrorism, book covers, doing research, how Bali has changed, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the publishing industry, at Annie Bloom’s … Continue reading

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Spring at the Rhododendron Garden

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The State of the Small Press in Portland

As a brand new small press, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to listen to some local small press gurus talk about their publishing experiences Friday night at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Southeast Portland. “The state of … Continue reading

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Finding Readers: Crowd the Book!

Your book comes out. You promote the heck out of the launch, and then what? That’s the question we’re acknowledging and exploring as part of the Finding Readers series. (Read the first installment here.) Successful books get noticed long after … Continue reading

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