Books, Life, Marketing and Branding, Motherhood, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing

Psssst! Do You Wanna See My Book’s Cover?

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?

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

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

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

75th Anniversary of D-Day — Pieces of History

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

History Class, Life, Uncategorized, World War I

Memorial Day- History and Remembrance

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

Beta Reading, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

Anne’s “Do” and “Do NOT” List For That Story You’re Thinking About Publishing

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