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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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Organizing time

Organizing time

I have almost worshipful admiration for those writers who continue to hone beautiful prose while managing small children and a home. How do they do it? Probably between midnight and four in the morning. The actual writing takes time but so does the responses to…

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Whose Setting is it?

Whose Setting is it?

It’s not hard to be aware of setting on a beautiful spring day on the coast. Daffodils are splashing bright yellow under the trees and bushes; blue violets hide behind the white snowdrops; the early cherry trees are blooming.  How does the setting contribute to…

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Plans Change

Plans Change

My publishers are delighted with “Writing for Children and Young Adults,” so pleased that they want to put it out in a hard copy AND an e-book. Great news. This means they will be releasing both books in the fall 2016 and not just the e-book…

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The Details Make the Difference

The Details Make the Difference

One of the joys of producing a book about writing, Writing for Children and Young Adults, Self-Counsel Press,  is the continual contact I get with authors. Experienced authors contact me to talk about writing; new authors contact me to learn more. They all have an enthusiasm for expressing themselves, telling stories, pushing…

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Book Release Feb 15th

Book Release Feb 15th

Writing for Children and Teens with Self-Counsel Press will be released Feb. 15, 2016. I’ll post the cover when I get it. I’ve update writing information and added the contemporary ideas that are bombarding me everyday from the Internet to this new edition. The writing and publishing world…

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