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

Publishing, Uncategorized, World War 2, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

My Interview on JPC Allen’s Blog: Writing Tip — Guest Blogger, Anne Clare

Happy January to all! I'm kicking off a new year of blogging with an interview over at author JPC Allen's site, where she starting the New Year by featuring new authors. I hope you can stop by her site, and I look forward to seeing you back here in the days and weeks to come!… Continue reading My Interview on JPC Allen’s Blog: Writing Tip — Guest Blogger, Anne Clare

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Guest Post by Mike Biles: The Ultra Enigma of Bletchley Park (Part II)

As I stagger towards the NaNoWriMo finish line this week (that's not as much of an exaggeration as I'd like it to be) and prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I'm VERY thankful that I have another excellent guest post to share with you today.  Today, author and blogger Mike Biles returns to share more of the… Continue reading Guest Post by Mike Biles: The Ultra Enigma of Bletchley Park (Part II)

History Class, Uncategorized

Pilgrims, Pie, and Plymouth Rock: the British roots of the USA’s Thanksgiving Day — A Bit About Britain

Mike Biles of "A Bit About Britain" kindly asked me to share a guest post on his site on the history of the U.S.A.'s Thanksgiving celebration- in particular, its British roots. I hope you can stop over and check it out! -Anne A guest post by Anne Clare The United States’ celebration of Thanksgiving might… Continue reading Pilgrims, Pie, and Plymouth Rock: the British roots of the USA’s Thanksgiving Day — A Bit About Britain

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Guest Post by Mike Biles: The Ultra Enigma of Bletchley Park (Part 1)

Today, I'm pleased to welcome author and blogger Mike Biles. He's graciously provided two posts (one for this week, one for next) on the fascinating history of Bletchley Park- the headquarters of WWII code breakers. I hope you enjoy this piece of history as much as I did! This is Bletchley Park. To all intents and… Continue reading Guest Post by Mike Biles: The Ultra Enigma of Bletchley Park (Part 1)

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

Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

Today, I'm pleased to welcome author Jennifer Hallmark! While she's been travelling her writing and publishing road for several years, Jennifer is celebrating the publication of her first novel, Jessie's Hope! She's graciously offered to stop by and share her publication story, and some advice and encouragement for other writers. Take it away, Jennifer!   Hi,… Continue reading Publishing Paths: A Visit from Author Jennifer Hallmark

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

Books, Marketing and Branding, Publishing, Uncategorized

Guest Post By Dan Alatorre: Compiling an Anthology, Part 2

  Greetings readers and writers! On Wednesday, author, blogger and anthology compiler Dan Alatorre shared some of the rationale for creating anthologies with other writers. Today, while I wrestle with my NaNoWriMo word counts, he's back to share some more of the details of just how to work with a group of different people to create… Continue reading Guest Post By Dan Alatorre: Compiling an Anthology, Part 2

Books, Marketing and Branding, Publishing, Uncategorized

Guest Post by Dan Alatorre: Compiling an Anthology, Part 1

Sometimes I have crazy ideas...but I've admitted that before. When I started teaching a bit of 7th and 8th grade Creative Writing, I had this grand vision of compiling and polishing student stories, and maybe- why not?!- publishing our own little classroom anthology. Then the school year started, and reality hit. I would have to duplicate… Continue reading Guest Post by Dan Alatorre: Compiling an Anthology, Part 1