What Genre Are My Books?

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What is in a label?  I have been told that my writing is somewhat hard to classify with today’s readers. By that I mean that what the readers anticipate or expect when they see “Science Fiction” or “Fantasy” is not really what they are finding between the covers of my books. That isn’t the fault of the genre label as …

Where Did 2012 Go? A Retrospective.

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It was a year of change and progress. January 1st of 2012 found my second ebook hatching and saying hello to the world. February brought the news that my publisher was closing the fiction arm of his business. OH? WELL..THAT WAS A SHORT RUN! I started to talking to a fellow author who was in the same situation. She decided …

Blog Tours and Other Fantastical Creatures

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On August 5 my blog tour for The Founders starts. Yea! This is fun, exciting and a great opportunity to meet bloggers and readers. The timing is wonderful as it introduces my prequel to readers just as the second book in the Sage Seed Chronicles prepares to launch. A very exciting month. I am so appreciative of the bloggers who …

Editing

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No learning is wasted and if we are striving to perfect our craft we learn everyday. I don’t believe we ever have all of the answers though over time, as we learn, we make fewer errors. As long as we realize this we are progressing. My first agent didn’t do me any favors by telling me that “no edits were …

When a Door Closes Another Opens

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It has been awhile since I last wrote on my blog. There is so much to share with you. I have learned a lot … which is really cool as that is what life is about isn’t it. I told you in a previous blog that my publisher, Red Willow Press had decided to close their fiction arm. Red Willow …

The Times.. They are a Changing!

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This will be a personal blog post. So much has happened recently and I need to bring you up to date. On January 1st my second book was released as an e-book on Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes& Nobel. This was an exciting event as I have four books complete in the series and wanted more of the story available for …

The 2nd book in the Sage Seed Chronicle Series-coming soon

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The Reweaving, which is the sequel toThe Unraveling, is due to come out soon… possibly within a month. Isn’t that cool? There is a delightful story in that. One of the great people that I met on Twitter became intrigued with the concept of my book (The Sage Seed Chronicles: The Unraveling) and bought it. We discovered as we chatted …

The Real Scoop About Erin’s World

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~News from the Independent Truth: The Dependable Newspaper~ Author Explains Similarities between Earth and Ose but was there full disclosure? Ms. Barbo states that the intend of her last blog entry was to reassure the reader that the planet Ose was a comfortably familiar place to take a mind journey. “It is a lovely place to visit with topography, flora …