Ring out the Old, Ring in the New 2016 to 2017

A happy New Year to you all! COMPLETING 2016 In many ways I was happy to see the end of 2016, which I talk about in my December Outside the Margins post on Prism. But when I look back at “being a writer” in 2016, I’d say it’s been my best year ever. It wasn’t the most prolific of years. I published only two books: Sand-Man’s Family, the 3rd book in the Wild and Precious Series, and All the Way to Shore. I had...

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Fabulous Five Blog Hop: What Am I Working On?

Hello All! I have hopped on to the end of a blog hop with five interesting questions. My friend and fellow author, Lane Hayes, brought me in to the hop. Here is her blog hop entry: http://lanehayes.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/wip-blog-hop-what-is-lane-writing-now-youre-curious-arent-you/. She was brought in by the wonderful Michael Rupured and here is his entry: http://rupured.com/2014/09/fabulous-five-blog-hop/. Writing, writing, writing!! 1....

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Stepping Through, Writer’s Block, and Filling My Creative Well

My short story, Stepping Through, is going to be released on August 20th. This story is unlike anything else I’ve written, and is special in many ways. I feel like it emerged directly from my soul. I had been going through a long period of writer’s block. All my ideas dried up. I didn’t care about my characters. I doubted my purpose as a writer and didn’t write anything for months. Not writing wasn’t the solution, though, because I was...

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Guest Post: Author Bru Baker on Writing, Life, and her new release Finding Home

Tell us about Finding Home — what do you love about it and what was the most challenging aspect of writing it? Finding Home is the second book in the three-part Dropping Anchor series. I’ve just finished the third book, so I can unequivocally say that Finding Home was my favorite book in the series to write. (It feels kind of taboo to admit I liked writing one book more than the others, but it’s true!) There’s so much...

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Writing Process: Try a Little Tenderness

I’ve been having the worst time getting going on the third novel in my Serpentine Series. I knew I wanted to write the story of Jed, the nice guy from Serpentine Walls with whom Pete has a friends-with-benefits relationship. Pete isn’t open to anything more and poor Jed gets his heart crushed. Everyone who reads Serpentine Walls empathizes with Jed. My problem is that I’m kind of like Pete: I found Jed a bit boring. He...

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