Tag Archives: short stories

Last Chapter for The Button Collector

My book is five years old now—a literary kindergartner!–but I still remember the day I got the news that a small press in Ohio wanted to publish it. Even though I’ve been a writer most of my life, publishing a … Continue reading

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Mrs. Mommy Booknerd: Review and Interview Now Live

I am happy to be featured on Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s book review blog for Memorial Day Weekend:

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Five Days of Free!!! Check Out Kindle Promotion of The Button Collector

Big News–The Kindle version of The Button Collector will be available for FREE from May 14-May18 as part of an Amazon promotion.  The print version is still available through Amazon at the regular price. My publisher has had incredible response with similar … Continue reading

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Apalachee Review on The Button Collector . . . .

Two things caught my attention this morning. One was an interview with Stephen King in which he revealed his most hated expressions, things like “some people say” and “at the end of the day.” This made me cringe a bit … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Irish Author Laurence O’Bryan’s Blog

This morning of December 23 seems like a wonderful time to have a guest post on the blog of Irish author Laurence O’Bryan.  In it I try to explain how it took 18 years for my collection of stories based … 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 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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