Life, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Tips

3 Questions Wednesday with Anne Clare — Inspired Prompt

Well! Just as I was getting my writing schedule back in order, things in the world have gotten a bit complicated. In all seriousness, I hope and pray that you are all healthy and that the economic impacts of all of the shutting-down and distancing isn't causing undue hardship for you and yours. As to… Continue reading 3 Questions Wednesday with Anne Clare — Inspired Prompt

Books, Life, Motherhood, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Well, readers and writers, Christmas has come and gone again. I truly hope that you and yours had a happy, peaceful day. It was a different Christmas in the Clare household. We still ate far too many cookies, lit our Advent candles and sang carols, attended worship services, opened presents and made an absolute mess… Continue reading A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Feeling Grateful For a Full Fridge: On Rationing and the Black Market in WWII Britain

For today's post, I'm pleased to direct you over to author Gail Kittleson's site, where she was kind enough to feature me as a guest blogger! Stop over to check out my article on rationing and the black market in WWII Britain- times that make me thankful for my full pantry and the well-stocked grocery… Continue reading Feeling Grateful For a Full Fridge: On Rationing and the Black Market in WWII Britain

History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Today, I'm happy to welcome author Joy Neal Kidney! She not only runs a fascinating blog, but she is soon to publish a book telling the story of her family's involvement in World War II, largely told through letters. (Sounds right up the alley of some of this blog's readers, doesn't it? 🙂 )  Today,… Continue reading Guest Post by Joy Neal Kidney: An Iowa Waitress Became and Officer’s Wife- In Texas

Life, Marketing and Branding, Photos, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

The Naptime Author is Getting a Facelift

  Well, I'm not getting one. Although my face has gotten some new...hmm, let's call them "wisdom lines," they're here to stay. (Mind you, if I'm calling them wisdom lines, I'm not sure I've earned as many as are cropping up...) No, after almost two years of blogging, it's time for my site to get an… Continue reading The Naptime Author is Getting a Facelift

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

My Crazy Path to Publication, a Guest Post by Dan Alatorre

Hello all! Today blogger, published author, and fabulous contest host Dan Alatorre has kindly agreed to visit the Naptime Author, and to share the story of his path to publication! Hi Dan! Thanks so much for coming. So, how did you begin your journey on the crazy path to publication? My path to publication was… Continue reading My Crazy Path to Publication, a Guest Post by Dan Alatorre

Marketing and Branding, Publishing, Uncategorized, Writing Tips

10 Bitesize Marketing Ideas: a Guest Post by Ari Meghlen

Hello, writers and readers! While I can claim a fair amount of useless knowledge, useful writerly things, such as branding and marketing, are far outside my ken.  Thank goodness for others, like fellow blogger Ari Meghlen, who understand these mysteries, and are willing to share their knowledge! Ari has graciously agreed to visit today, and… Continue reading 10 Bitesize Marketing Ideas: a Guest Post by Ari Meghlen

Life, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration

Mysterious?

While I don't know that "mysterious" is an adjective I'd use to describe myself, many thanks to the lovely and talented Jean Lee for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! “According to Okoto Enigma, ‘Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and… Continue reading Mysterious?

History Class, Short Fiction, Storytelling, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writing Inspiration

Today’s Post Is Somewhere Else

Blogger, speculative fiction author, and long-time friend of mine, Jon Mast, invited me to do a guest post on his new writing site. At "Wanted: One New Earth," Jon takes an unusual perspective to discuss the writers' life. I enjoyed the chance to write something a bit outside of my norm- I hope you can stop… Continue reading Today’s Post Is Somewhere Else