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To Be or Not To Be… A Successful Author

Recently, someone close to me suggested that I was being unrealistic about my Crown Hill journey. Specifically he stated the fact that I haven’t yet sold 10,000 books would discourage a literary agency or a publisher from signing me or publishing/promoting Crown Hill. He added that while he wasn’t trying to be mean, from his perspective Crown Hill sales […]
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Quote of the Day 4.17.15

“The road to publication can be rough, take snacks and a friend.”― Elizabeth Hein, author
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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

If you are looking for a special gift for your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, godmother or remarkable woman who has made a difference in your life, how about a personalized, signed copy of Crown Hill? To view in a new window click on the link: Mother’s Day Flyer
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Quote of the Day 4.8.15

“Publishing is a business. Writing may be art, but publishing, when all is said and done, comes down to dollars”.— Nicholas Sparks    
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Best Seller Status is No Guarantee

One of the most meaningful parts of the Crown Hill National Tour are the people I meet along the way, each adding their own special imprint to the overall experience. In reviewing my recent my Crown Hill Indy Road Trip there is one person who keeps coming to mind from a random encounter that occurred […]
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An Honorary Degree

I am not a college graduate, nor did my parents advance beyond twelfth grade in their formal educations. The same is true for most generations of my family as far as our roots extend. That’s why I am exceedingly proud of both of my children who not only attained undergraduate degrees, but master’s degrees as well. Interestingly, my well-educated off-spring attended […]
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Quote of the Day 4.3.15

“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream”.                                                           […]
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Some Brunching Broads and Destiny

My Crown Hill journey has been filled with destiny from that very first day I walked through the doors of my home in the summer of 1979. So, as my story and Crown Hill’s continue to weave together and unfold, I am never surprised by the synchronicity that defines our shared world. This past week, I […]
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Quote of the Day 3.22.15

“Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.”–Elizabeth Gilbert, author
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Quote of the Day

“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone.” ― John Cheever, American Novelist
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The Synchronicity of A Writer’s Journey

When I was writing Crown Hill, the details of the story were often brought to me by individuals and through circumstances that advanced the narrative and help me form it into a novel of historical fiction. Since Crown Hill is based on real people who lived and spent time in my home, it was a […]
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Christina Abt 2015-03-08 20:54:13

When I was writing Crown Hill, the details of the story were often brought to me by individuals and through circumstances that advanced the narrative and help me form it into a novel of historical fiction. Since Crown Hill is based on real people who lived and spent time in my home, it was a […]