“Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
…Show me how big your brave is.”
Sara Bareilles, Brave
Jennifer was packing clothes into shopping bags when Sarah got back to the dormitory. Sarah was staying in the dorms for the summer session, since she was working daily at the library. Jennifer was going back home. After Jennifer’s alcohol poisoning scare, her parents had...
Fotis, Sarah and Stanley loaded two trucks with books and reshelved a number of others that had fallen in the earthquake.
“I’m going to check the decks below and go pick up an empty truck,” said Sarah. As she headed down the staircase, Sarah continued on past the main floor landing into the basement of the old addition. She wanted to check on Patty and see if the odd woman with whom she shared Bernadette, might have an explanation for the continued planetary thought...
Bernadette moved through the stacks in the History of Science collection, a cache of priceless books. Undetected, although the vault was equipped with redundant security sensors, Bernie felt in tune when she touched an old velum – bound volume. The feeling was something like floating in the ocean close to shore just outside of the breakwater, feeling your body lift and fall and listening to the rush of the waves as they break toward shore. It comforted her, but nagged her memory. Why this book w...
Full Circle bookstore in Oklahoma City at 50 Penn Place. Every third Saturday, this bookstore hosts Oklahoma authors. This pearl-covered bison sits in front of the Full Circle entrance, welcoming book lovers. Come chew some literary cud with this stunning creature and have lunch at the café. Every third Saturday they feature local authors.
William Bernhardt, Rene Gutteridge, Carla Stewart and I participated in an author panel at the recent Oklahoma Library Association annual meeting in Tulsa. It was a privilege to be on a panel with these award-winning, creators.
This is an update to an earlier post. It is a summary of a presentation I will be giving at the Oklahoma Library Association annual conference in Tulsa on April 1, 2016. It includes a short timeline on my journey as a self-published author.
January 2014- retired.
May 2014 – attended 1st writer’s conference
July 2014 - started making progress on my writing.
March 2015 - finished the manuscript
April 2015 – pitched book to agent at writer’s conference
Below is the beginning of the next book in the Habitants series. I'll blog sections as the plot develops. Let me know what you think.
”Here Farge believes she has discovered that documents, like stringed musical instruments, which can be set into vibration as they are read, somehow store a tonal quality, a speech rhythm, that no archive can silence.”
-- Wolfgang Ernst, Stirrings in the Archives, from Order to Disorder
Bernadette moved through the stacks in the History of Science...
Just gave a presentation to the Moore Public Library Writer's Group and signed a copy of "The Habitant" for Michael Hallows, group organizer and aspiring author. I've listed below some of the advice I gave the group. The big takeaway is plan your marketing strategy before you launch.
The copy editor I hired is Jackie Kelley. Her contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I did not hire a content editor, because it was more than I wanted to pay at the time. I might do that di...
This is Jan Tindale the multimedia artist who crafted the ceramic piece that graces the cover of The Habitant. She attended the book signing at Ardmore Public Library and was gracious enough to autograph copies of the book.
Here I am, a bit nervous before this initial book signing. Thanks to all the friends and interested parties who came to the event on Tuesday night. Several authors came who were interested in hearing how to go about self-publishing. If you'd like a copy of the handout I prepar...