Saturday Six #18: COVID Anniversary

I came across a hand-written list at work yesterday, compiled a little over a year ago when I was preparing to take a natural egg dyeing museum program to almost 40 local classrooms. Not a single one of those programs happened. The note felt like it had been written in another lifetime, by another person. …

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Saturday Six #17: Six Things I Got Out of a Twitter Pitch Contest

This week I participated in my very first pitch contest on Twitter. It wasn’t a contest in that there were “winners” and “losers.” It was simply an opportunity to share a teaser for my completed book and see if any agents were interested, which they would indicate by liking or favoriting my pitch. What’s a …

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Saturday Six #15: Freighter Fun Facts

Sometimes I’m on the fence about doing research for my historical novels. I absolutely love making discoveries that will fit into the books, but I confess to being a terrible nonfiction reader. It takes me forever to complete research, whether using primary or secondary sources, and I get distracted very easily. It’s a wonder I …

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Saturday Six #11: One Obsession to Rule Them All

Isn’t it great when you’re talking with a longtime friend and you suddenly find something new that you have in common? This happened to me a few weeks ago when a friend and I discovered our mutual love for The Lord of the Rings. Many a Facebook chats were then filled with movie lines, book-movie …

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