Books, History Class, Photos, Publishing, Uncategorized

Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA

Hello again, Readers and Writers! Today, A.M. Heath is visiting to share a bit of history, news on her new Christian historical romance, AND a giveaway!  First, a bit of history. The WPA (and CCC) began during the Great Depression, extended into WWII, and left legacies that can still be seen today, in construction, monuments,… Continue reading Blog Tour: Author A.M. Heath’s New Book and The History of the WPA

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, Publishing, Short Fiction, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind

Today, I'd like to welcome author JPC Allen!  I greatly enjoyed her first published short story, "Debt to Pay," a part of the anthology From the Lake to the River. It was filled with fascinating characters and lots of good suspense and mystery. Her second, "A Rose from the Ashes" has just been published- but… Continue reading Guest Post by JPC Allen: How to Write a 10,000-word Short Story in Two Weeks and Not Lose Your Mind

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

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

It’s Launch Day! And the Winners Are…

It's here! It's my book launch day, and, in spite of my worries, both my e-book and my paperback are LIVE on Amazon! (Of course, since everything can never be perfect, the online description on the paperback page came out as a big block-o-text, but I guess that gives me something to keep working on… Continue reading It’s Launch Day! And the Winners Are…

Books, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

This is It! Final Giveaway Chances!

This is it! This is the end of my Book Launch Giveaway! Tomorrow, my e-book will be available on Amazon! Hopefully the paperback will be as well... (If you didn't see my last, there have been some complications, which mean that the paperback is now waiting for someone...somewhere...to give it the final green light. I'm… Continue reading This is It! Final Giveaway Chances!

Books, Film, History Class, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

“Scrap -Happy Daffy”: Salvage, Scrap and Cartoons in WWII

Welcome to Wednesday, and the last special post in the countdown to my book's launch! Tomorrow, I'll post one last Question of the Day and links to the old ones, but be aware, opportunities to enter the giveaway end at 12 noon PST, so make certain you get your answers in before then! A peek… Continue reading “Scrap -Happy Daffy”: Salvage, Scrap and Cartoons in WWII

Music, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life

Musical Interlude “Sentimental Journey”

Well, here's another "later in the day than intended" post! My internet's still down, so I typed the first half of this in my van while simultaneously trying to sort out one last pre-publishing formatting glitch with my formatter who's currently travelling. Ah, the glamourous writing life! Still, complications or no, the countdown to this… Continue reading Musical Interlude “Sentimental Journey”

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing

Playing Cards and Plane Spotting

Well, this post is going up a little later today than I intended- our neighborhood's internet died, and they haven't managed to resuscitate it yet! Now that I've found a place to plug in, I'm happy to welcome you to another day in my series of special posts counting down my book launch this Friday,… Continue reading Playing Cards and Plane Spotting

Books, History Class, Life, Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, World War I, Writer's Life, Writing Tips

Writing About the Army as a Civilian- How Hard Could It Be?

Pretty hard, actually, but I'll get to that in a moment. Welcome to the second of my series of special posts, counting down to my WWII historical fiction novel's debut next Friday, June 28th! First of all, here's a look at the second of three prize packages in my celebratory giveaway.* While planning these prizes,… Continue reading Writing About the Army as a Civilian- How Hard Could It Be?