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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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Diving into Writing

Diving into Writing

It’s been a busy week. I plunged into the first rewrite of the adoption book. The publisher sent me several possible covers for it. The cover? Already? Great graphic artist put his  brilliance toward it. The cover is unexpected and dramatic. I hope I can live up to it. As…

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Vacation is over.

Vacation is over.

Back to writing. This is the kind I like best. I have the rough draft completed; I need to make it sing. Some days that is a joy and some days it is hard work, but I have the shape and the content roughed out….

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Finished! Well, not quite.

Finished! Well, not quite.

I just finished the first draft of Adoptive Parenting for Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver. I know it is in no shape for anyone’s eyes but mine, but it feels wonderful to have the essential shape of it in the computer. I now have to…

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Retraction

Retraction

The new ad for the EPub book wasnot for my new, revised edition of Writing for Children and Young Adults but for my old edition. The new one is not out yet. What a disappointment. All that excitement for an ad. I will double check the…

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The Revised Edition is Out!

The Revised Edition is Out!

ow.ly/MPCln Writing for Children and Young Adults Revised edition as epub book  available now! Creation, revisions, publicity, sales. It’s all there.  Very exciting to have a new book out. First time a book is epub only. New edition includes: The lively world of author on-line presence…

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