Category Archives: Around Florence (Arcadia Press Images of America series

#206–Making it through the winter . . .

  Since my name’s not John Grisham, I need to be out there selling my books to get back the cost of publishing/printing my latest book, Devil Cat, the books I bought from the publisher to sell for Around Florence, … Continue reading

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#195––Who’d a thunk it . . .

  Occasionally life surprises you––sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good. Three times in the past few weeks were who’d-a-thunk-it situations that I’d like to share. The green hills of California Usually when I visit California, the green … Continue reading

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#193–Excuses, excuses, excuses . . .

  Not much happening, but just enough to give me plenty of excuses for not starting my new book. I had planned to have the research and text finished before I head to California mid-April. Not so sure now. Stay … Continue reading

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#186–Unexpected good tidings . . .

A couple of events and some out-of-the blue kudos for Around Florence got me to thinking once again about how life is full of surprises––and not all bad. FAHS Wine & Chocolate Gala On Friday, October 2, I was asked … Continue reading

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#183–Finding your niche . . .

All writers know their genre, but not all writers know if their writing fits a specific niche. If your writing does, then you can market to that niche. My bridge books fit into historic and also Oregon Coast niches, as … Continue reading

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#178–I’m back––134 books in 10 days . . .

I could have named this post “Back in the saddle again” or “Road trips are fun!” But the numbers were what blew me away. By following my usual game plan of calling ahead before hitting the road, I sold more … Continue reading

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#165–Thankful, but not for those pesky little things . . .

  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I spent mine feasting with my neighbors. We all had a great time. Since this is a day of thanks, I’d like to reiterate my thanks for my friends near and far, … Continue reading

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#156–Busy, busy, busy but good . . .

  “So what else is new!” That’s what I hear you saying. Hear me out. Things are also looking good, which means that all the busy times have been worth it. Books During my quirky week, I did three presentations: … Continue reading

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#153––Full circle . . .

  Today I was the speaker for the Florence Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. I arrived early and met Walt their computer whiz. Although I brought my laptop and projector, all I actually needed was my flash drive with the program saved … Continue reading

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#149–Worst fears + no-panic redo = success . . .

  Last night about 10 p.m., I opened my laptop and thought I’d do one last run-through of my Around Florence presentation. But I couldn’t find it. I looked in all the usual hiding places as well in plain sight … Continue reading

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