A friend and I recently talked about how producing a book is a little like having a child. There's the desire to do everything right and the worry over all the things that could go wrong with this bit of creation you've gotten to be a part of. There's the fear of letting go, of just what will… Continue reading Psssst! Do You Wanna See My Book’s Cover?
Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy. While the term "D-Day" can refer to the first day of any military operation, this amphibious invasion by troops from 12 countries was so pivotal, so immense, that it became THE D-Day that we've remembered ever since. Many… Continue reading Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later
I almost missed my two-year blogiversary! Well, technically I did miss it- it was two days ago. But considering what a hectic second year it's been, I hope you'll forgive a "belated blogiversary" post. After all, this year I jumped back into part-time teaching. It was the first time I've been in a classroom every… Continue reading Two Years
This year marks 75 years since the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, more commonly known as D-day. Today’s post comes from Megan Huang in the National Archives History Office. On June 6, 1944, in one of the most well-remembered moments of World War II, American, British, and Canadian forces stormed the 50-mile stretch… via… Continue reading 75th Anniversary of D-Day — Pieces of History
On the counter in the entryway of my church sits a box of plastic army men. Unlike the other little toys, books and crayons hanging nearby in "busy bags," these aren't meant for the children of the congregation. We have a significant number of military families, and seeing a need, some of our members got… Continue reading Memorial Day- History and Remembrance
Writing a story is one thing. Writing it for other people to read- well, that's a whole different ballgame, isn't it? Writing, editing, editing some more, rewriting, editing, choosing a publishing venue, editing, formatting and cover design, and a few more rounds of editing- getting a book to a point where it can be called… Continue reading Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing