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Writing Short

(This article first appeared on Paperlanternwriters.com) I am a novel writer. I like taking thousands of words to develop a scene or foreshadow the plot. My books are thirty or so chapters.That’s why when Paper Lantern Writers came up with the idea for Unlocked, I initially hesitated. The idea was great, and I wholly supported… Continue reading Writing Short

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Looking Back on a Pandemic Book Release

Back in the day, before the world shut down due to COVID, my publisher (She Writes Press) gave me August 18, 2020, as the release date for my novel The Aloha Spirit. There are many exciting milestones on the road to publishing a book, but having an actual release date makes the whole process real.… Continue reading Looking Back on a Pandemic Book Release

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Top 5 November Historical Fiction Releases

This post first appeared on https://www.paperlanternwriters.com/blog. Can you believe it’s November? The nights are colder, and we’ve even had some rain in California. In other parts of the country, leaves are turning colors and people are wearing coats. With Halloween over, we can begin to focus on the big holidays. Yes, I’m old school—no Christmas… Continue reading Top 5 November Historical Fiction Releases