Funeral Question – a one-page play, written by Diana Stout that drew a gasp from the audience when “produced” at The Bowery in New York.
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My book, Determined Hearts, got a new cover. Isn’t it gorgeous?
It’s the old chicken or the egg story. Which comes first? Habit or Inspiration?
Check out my latest blog, “9 Tips to Creating Inspiration” and find out.
See a new Behind the Scenes blog that talks about using eyes vs. gaze. Which is the most correct usage? Do you know?
Check out my Behind the Scenes blog, “As a Writer Should I Blog? What Should I Write?”
While directed toward writers, the content is applicable to anyone who is thinking about a writing a blog.
Also, did you know that 300 blogs a year are turned into books? According to the book, How to Blog a Book, it’s true!
High school sweethearts, Mason and Shelley, separated abruptly the day after graduation are confronted by their past a decade later. Now that Mason is back in town, he’s determined to learn what happened. Both are stunned as they uncover the truth. Can their shattered dreams ever be repaired, or is it too late?
Available as a pre-order eBook on Amazon! Only 99 cents!
Publishing date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Shattered Dreams, is the first of seven novellas against the backdrop of Laurel Ridge, Georgia, a small southern community. Seven couples, seven situations, and seven conflicts.
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Conferences, retreats, and write-ins serve different purposes.
While a good conference can be informational, I get more writing done at retreats and write-ins.
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Which comes first: the writing or the inspiration?
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The first story of the Laurel Ridge novella series is coming soon!!
To appear on Amazon as an e-book!
Seven stories with seven couples. Each couple with their own story, told against the backdrop of a small southern community of Laurel Ridge, Georgia.
SHATTERED DREAMS – Mason Baylock has returned to his hometown as a newly appointed judge. He’s hoping to reconnect with his high school sweetheart, Shelley Willis, but she’s not interested. To keep him foremost in her mind, he frequents the diner, located across from the courthouse and where Shelley works, on a regular basis. Once a week for the more than the past three months, he’s been asking her out. And, once a week for more than the past three months, she’s been turning him down.
And then one evening, they become locked up in the kitchen’s cooler by accident. That’s when there’s no more escaping–the real conversation begins–and where the heat gets turned on. She can’t deny she isn’t attracted to him, but she’s not about to date someone who shattered her dreams years ago, either. And then, she discovers that there is more to the earth-shattering consequences than even she imagined, which threatens to fracture and splinter life as they know it.
Will both their dreams be shattered forever? Or does enough of a spark remain that they can rekindle the love they once shared?
The reviews for Grendel’s Mother are starting to come in.
From Sarah Stuart on Readers’ Favorite:
“The author paints a vivid picture of inequality and discrimination. More than entertainment, this book is thought-provoking. . . . produced a fantasy that will appeal to teens and adults alike.”
From readers on Amazon.com:
“A tautly woven tale around a character often ignored in literature and offers the reader insight into how she became the frightful figure in Beowulf. . . . a story of abandonment, desperation, survival and strength. How surprised I was to find myself rooting for a character I had always thought of as menacing.”
“Presents a graphic description of village life in medieval times, especially for women of the times. . . . a survivor who uses her love of nature and her determination to live and protect the life of her unborn child to make a home in a cave deep in the forest.”
“Highly recommend it. Gripping tale!”
“Thank you for a wonderful book!”
Thank you, readers, for your comments!