Tag Archives: Buttons

Last chance for a goodreads giveaway!

From now until October 8 you can enter a goodreads giveaway for a signed copy of The Button Collector. The contest is open to readers in many English speaking countries plus a few more.  Here are the details: The Button Collector … Continue reading

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Button Club in the Spotlight

The past few years, I’ve taken a break from newspaper writing while I worked on my fiction, taught at the community college, oversaw the creative arts journal for a girls’ boarding school and did the million plus daily details involved … Continue reading

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Merci, merci!

I’ll let you in on a secret:  we new authors have the obsession  practice of checking our book’s ratings on online booksellers.  Please realize that we are not stupid–our analytical brains may be sketchy but we do in fact realize this … Continue reading

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Button Flash 6: Flapper Girl

For my sixth Button Flash–250 words in one hour–I’m having a go at a little fan fiction.  This is a first for me!  Thanks to Judy B. for the sparkly button. Flapper Girl Will brushed off his tux before entering … Continue reading

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Button People Profile: Western North Carolina Button Club

Dear readers, the time has come to let you in on a secret. I am an imposter. You see, even though I’ve written a book entitled THE BUTTON COLLECTOR, I know next to nothing about real button collecting.  It’s true … Continue reading

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Button Flash 5: Field Research

Here’s another Button Flash Fiction Piece–250 words in one hour!  Thanks to Joyce R. for the wonderful and exotic button, which sparked an interesting story. Field Research Nobody knew why Mrs. Vaughn wore her silk brocade vest every day.  Lots … Continue reading

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Frame Tale Spotlight: Girl in Hyacinth Blue

  Here’s my second focus on favorite frame tales, aka interlinked stories… When I first read Susan Vreeland’s Girl in Hyacinth Blue many years ago, I felt it shared a strong kinship with the book I was writing, the book … Continue reading

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Buttons, Memories, and Mother’s Day

Wow–The Washington Times Communities Page is featuring The Button Collector for Mother’s Day with a beautiful article by Laura Sesana. Be sure to check out Lasesana for other great writing and Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and nurturing souls … Continue reading

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Publication Day is Here!

The countdown is over. The Button Collector is available on all platforms today:  Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com have the book in paperback and ebook editions.  Kobo and iBooks have the ebook edition only. The book should also be available very soon … Continue reading

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I read the news today: serendipity edition

As I wait for the official release of The Button Collector on Monday, May 6, I browse the internet for related stories.  This morning, I came across this story about Deb Chrowl,  a button collector in Oregon, that gave me goosebumps … Continue reading

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