Tag: The Pendant’s Promise

Busy, Busy Month of May

May signals the beginning of summer. Senior proms and pomp and circumstance graduation celebrations fill the days. End of school parties occupy weekends even before that last bell rings. The month is also full of military observances. Four …

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The Tale of a Book Title

Book titles and covers are important because the old adage — Readers do judge a book by its cover — is true. So, how can an author know beforehand what’s going to resonate? Wiser people than me have …

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Veterans Day 2015

This Wednesday we honor all veterans. I come from a family of veterans which means I have a deep-rooted interest in the day. My husband is a retired Army officer. My father served in the Army Air Corps …

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Beyond and Behind the Story – Love in the Morning Calm

Research and details in a book can make a major difference in a reader’s pleasure. That’s why in Love in the Morning Calm and The Pendant’s Promise I include details selected from my time in South Korea. Lily’s …

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ONE WORD WEDNESDAY – Finished!

All I can add to Hemmingway’s quote is AHEM! I finished the prequel to my debut novel, The Pendant’s Promise last spring. The sense of relief – wonderful. The shout of hallelujah probably heard round the world. Then my …

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Your Name’s on the Book Cover. What Does it Mean? Author Branding Part 1

Nothing is more exciting than seeing your name on the cover of a book you’ve written. You’ve devoted hours and hours to the creation of your “baby.” Holding that book in your hand or seeing the listing on …

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Blog Anniversary

WordPress.com dates my blog origin from its creation, but I count the first blog I published as the beginning. That was February 24, 2012, which makes today, February 24 2013, my one year blog anniversary. HAPPY FIRST BLOGGING …

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The book’s finished so why am I sad?

I finished Love in the Morning Calm, the prequel to The Pendant’s Promise and turned the manuscript over to the editor.  Now I’m sad. I know I should be happy. IT’S FINISHED. There is a sense of relief and …

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What’s your driving MOTIVATION for next year?

The last minutes of 2012 are ticking away. I’m eager for the New Year. Are you? Author Joan Reeves quoted English poet Edith Lovejoy Pierce in a recent blog: “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. …

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