Category Archives: Authors

BOOK COVER FOR “WAITING ON THE OUTSIDE”

There are over two million people incarcerated in the United States. What if your child was among them? What if your loved one made the wrong choices throughout their life and finally ended up in prison? What would you do? This book tells the story of my son and his journey to incarceration in a federal prison. It also tells of his gang affiliation with the Aryan Warriors and their influence in prisons across the country.
Most of his life, my son has had difficulties following the rules. For years, I tried everything I could to help him learn how to deal with his demons. Nothing worked. He could not seem to live a normal life without alcohol, drugs, and crime. The nights I spent lying awake, waiting for the phone to ring or to hear that he was injured, jailed, or dead cannot be counted. The days spent trying to find an answer spun out month after month and year after year, until my worst fears came true.
Every single person in a jail or prison has a loved one or family member who has been affected by their incarceration. This book gives a voice to all of the families out there, waiting on the outside.
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WRITING IS A JOURNEY

Writing is not just sitting down and writing a story.  It is revision after revision and edit after edit.  It is a journey, no matter how much you love to write. Every time I print out my book and review it, I … Continue reading

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Steep Learning Curve

Since I started writing from scratch, and don’t have a Masters in Fine Arts, I have had to learn as I go.  You might think it is easier, but I’m not so sure.  Every time I read something from Writers … Continue reading

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New Photo for Book Back Cover

I broke down and had a professional take my photo to use for the back cover of my book.  The book is still in editing and will be until sometime towards the end of March.  Arghhhhh.  It just takes time. … Continue reading

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10 Hour, Two Day Binge for Revisions from my Editor, Christina Frey

I recently received the edit for my book, “Waiting on the Outside”, back from my editor, Christina Frey.  And, I have been working on it diligently.  The other day I decided to just work on it all day for the next two … Continue reading

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Received the Edit of “Waiting on the Outside”

So…I received the edit from PageTwo Editing and it looks great.  Unfortunately, there is a lot of work for me to do now.  With Christmas just around the corner, I have not attended to duty as I should.  I am … Continue reading

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Writers Digest by Marcy Kennedy: The Twelve Best Hashtags for Writers

I’m re-blogging the information below.  I’m kind of a newbie at Twitter, so I found this really useful and I hope you do too.  I’m sending this from sunny San Diego today.  What a glorious afternoon it is here. Went for a bike … Continue reading

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Top Tips to Market your Ebook Online – Making the Most of your Amazon Free Days

Among other useful tips, this link has a list of places where you can list your book for free.  Huh? Yes for free! Because, if you get readers to leave comments you will get other readers who will be willing to … Continue reading

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Sun City Anthem Authors

I have been remiss because I have not written about my writing group.  (Sun City Anthem Authors) I joined this group last year and they have been invaluable for me with comments and constructive criticism.  We meet every Tuesday so today … Continue reading

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Introduction to “Gotta Find a Home”

Dennis Cardiff followed my blog and when I went to see what he was up to, I found this book he wrote about his conversations with homeless people.  I was blown away by the concept and immediately went to Amazon … Continue reading

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