Tag Archives: Signs of Struggle

On my way to where I need to be

John Irving once wrote that he spent half his life revising. I can relate, with multiple revisions made on my first novel, Signs of Struggle, before I turned it loose. SOS is the first of a series of mystery novels … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

I have heard others who are enjoying their lives say they are “living a dream.” The kid who works hard and makes it to the big leagues, the starving artist who begins to make a living with her art, the … Continue reading

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Socially Signing Signs of Struggle

There’s an enormous, hugely-exciting, and breathtaking social EVENT taking place this Saturday afternoon in Greenville, South Carolina, from 4-6 PM at Fiction Addiction, the best bookstore east of the Mississippi River. And, in a moment of shameful self-promotion, I must … Continue reading

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Signs of Struggle Sequel….

Some writer once said that there is real fear when beginning to write something new. There is that blank page, or screen, and nothing to build on. Just the author and the idea and all that can be, or not. … Continue reading

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Local artist? Why yes, I am.

Travelers Rest, South Carolina, is a beautiful little village just north of Greenville. There is a thriving arts community, several wonderful restaurants, and My Sister’s Store. My Sister’s Store is a bookstore where authors sometimes have book signings. I had … Continue reading

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Friday Felicitations and Saturday Signings

One of the many blessings that have come to me as a professional writer is the genuine friends I have made. One in particular, a fellow novelist and superb critiquer (is that a word?), is Melinda Walker. Last Friday night … Continue reading

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Happy Humility

Did the excitement of having my debut novel published on Monday go away? Nope. It’s still there. And my Book Concierge is scheduling readings/signings here in the southeast, with more to come in the spring when I’m free of teaching duties … Continue reading

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Into the breach…

It is actually going to happen, friends. My debut novel, Signs of Struggle, is going to be available on Monday, October 15th on Kindle through Amazon and paperback wherever books are sold (stay tuned for a listing of book tour … Continue reading

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Smoothing out the Struggle

Writing is hard, but proofreading is harder. That’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of days, going through my novel, Signs of Struggle, and ferreting out every little mistake, smoothing out a few rough patches, and doing a tad … Continue reading

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Mars Mock-Up and a Bloodied Babe

Now that it’s been established that the glorious Mars landing by “Curiosity” has been exposed as another NASA hoax (remember the ones about men walking on the moon?) perpetrated by some miniature robots photographed in Death Valley, we can all … Continue reading

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