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Old oak

This older writer is as sturdy as an old oak tree … or maybe an old oaken bucket since I seem to be full of many things. To get back to oak tree analogy, in my front yard when I was little there stood a very old oak tree. It was an easy tree to…

Older writer to appear on Television

Earlier this year I was interviewed by a television crew for an episode of the popular series DEADLY WOMEN that airs on the  Investigation Discovery channel. Most cable and satellite providers carry this channel and it may be listed as the ID channel. The episode I am in will premiere on Saturday night. I was…

STONE JUSTICE

A new book of mine is out today. Or maybe I should say a new/old book has been redone and is available again to my readers. If you’ve never read anything I have written, read Stone Justice. It’s the true story of Toni Jo Henry who was executed in 1942 for a crime she might…

My First Book

It is a Friday morning. But somehow when I am writing, the day of the week doesn’t matter. What matters more is getting the work done whatever the day may be. I am very close to being finished with THE BEST HOTEL ROYALE. The rest of what I have to write is what is often…

Self publishing: not for the faint of heart

Part  two of  my earlier post about self publishing. I am still sure it is not for the faint of heart. Now I know more about how true that is. But I don’t intend to stop doing it. I have revised the estimate of how many books I can get out in a year, though.…

Self publishing: not for the faint of heart

At the beginning of this year, I made a plan. I had a backlog of books for which I had gotten the rights back.  Small presses do go out of business after all. I also had a total of three completed manuscripts I wanted to see in print. And many more half completed and, even…

How the mind of a writer works

Ending yesterday, The Boggy Creek Festival, is an annual event in Fouke, Arkansas. It started three years ago. Fouke is the place The Legend of Boggy Creek, an iconic horror film, was made in the late ’70’s. It’s also the location of a fox pen where my late husband liked to fox hunt. Fox hunting,…