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Guesswhatguesswhatguesswhat? No, you’ll never guess–and if you do, it’s because you already know. Can’t guess? I got a contract for The Cat Lady’s Secret!!! I just signed on with Pelican Book Group, and will be published through their Harbourlight imprint–and that’s … Continue reading

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Defending Jacob, by William Landay

Not long ago, one of my favorite authors recommended a book by one of his favorite authors. Joseph Finder has never let me down. It was he who led me to Lisa Gardner’s Love You More, so I didn’t have any … Continue reading

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Rooms, by James L. Rubart

Rooms: A Novel by James L. Rubart My rating: 5 of 5 stars How do you profit if you gain the world, but lose your soul? Or what would you give to regain your soul? Jim Rubart explores these questions … Continue reading

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The Novel Dream

How many novels start with the main character sleeping, dreaming? Not many? That’s because opening a novel with a dream has been deemed cliche by powers that be–and they’re right. Only Snoopy can get away with opening a novel with … Continue reading

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Give the Lady a Ride–the Video!

I can’t wait until my normal posting time to show this. I can’t believe I’ve waited as long as I have! Linda Walker made my video trailer for me a couple of  weeks ago, and I’ve been holding off until … Continue reading

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If You Didn’t Already Know It~~~

Hot diggity! I got my book cover!!! Of course, you may already know that because I posted it on Facebook a few dozen times, and I put the various versions of it up here under the Give the Lady a … Continue reading

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Cotton-Eyed Joe!

No tellin’ how long this line dance has been around. Dance halls, street dances, wedding receptions–anywhere there are enough people to string together and enough room to line ’em up, you’re likely to hear Cotton-Eyed Joe. And if you don’t … Continue reading

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SOS! I Need a Little Help From My Friends

I’ve been calling my novel Give the Lady a Ride for so long, that I can’t imagine calling it anything else, but part of the proposal is providing alternate titles for the book. I’m stumped. Other titles have come to … Continue reading

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Author Raechel Bailey Kolb, Part I

Since I began my research for Roping Venus, I’ve met some wonderful people, like Raechel Bailey Kolb, from the organization, Women Writing the West. Raechel contacted me in response to a poll I had set up in that site, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Rightfully Mine: God’s Equal Rights Amendment

In 1986, Aggie Villanueva wrote a powerful book, and Thomas Nelson published it. Now, she has come out with the second edition. There is an era in Israeli history where anticipation is a palpable hum, where the bedouin lifestyle gives … Continue reading

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