Blog Spot! ‘For a Thousand Words’ & ‘The Ship of Dreams’

I’d like to share that two local author friends have launched their blogs; I was insistent that they should start them!

The first is a published author, Valerie Cotnoir, whose first book was a Historical Fiction novel set on Prince Edward Island in the 1900 and is a fantastic, young adult novel set in a rarely explored time period and location for the genre.

You can find her blog here:

The second is an aspiring author, Kara Cecil, who is an extreme history buff and is finally writing a novel in a time, setting, and event that she adores: in the 1910’s, from Belshire, to London, to New York, the Titanic. Her knowledge and passion for this period is amazing and shows in her story and writing. Be sure to follow her blog to learn more about the Titanic and living in the 1900’s, as well as how history can really influence a story.

You can find her blog here:
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They are both still in the process of getting everything set up, but their first posts are up and they are eager to share!

I love having writer friends of all backgrounds and projects. Collaboration is becoming more and more important to me as I continue to grow my circle of authors. Their feedback, encouragement, and accountability is ever inspiring and presses me towards excellence. The image below has been going around on authors’ Facebook pages, and it rings so true! I hope that, as writers and creative minds, we can learn to work together to create the best product possible, being open to wise criticism and game-changing ideas.
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Simply Canva

This is just a little plug for a wonderful tool I discovered today!

https://www.canva.com/

It is a great, simple, FREE, online program that I used to create the new banner for my blog! I’m busy working on one for my Facebook page now too. I love all of the great little frames, shapes, and tools that are all unique designed to be used to make professional displays! Be sure to check it out!ONE WORD MORE (1)

UPDATE: and here is my new Facebook banner!

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The Book Book Plan

I’ve mentioned it a few times now – The Book – and figured I would share with you all “The Book Book Plan” and some updates on The Varkens and a little intro to my new project – yes, new project – Brightstar.

But first, The Book Book Plan. After finishing the final edit of The Keeper, and now waiting for the proof-copy to arrive, I could see I had a lot of growing to do. I am pleased with the outcome, and I’m sure to catch a few things in my last read-through before putting it on sale, but I also know I have a lot of improving to do before I send out query letters for another novel. So I want to focus on improving, growing, and learning before my next big novel project, – as we refer to it in our household – “The Book”.Read More »