April 22, 2010

Clanton Advertiser Column

I have just been given the job of writing a weekly column about my area for the Clanton Advertiser. I must meet a word limit and deadline for the first time in my life. They are also doing a photo taken by me of my story. How cool!
I had better get busy.

April 21, 2010

Clanton Advertiser

Just submitted an article to the Clanton Advertiser in case they might be interested. It is a story about the opening of a new restaurant in town. They said they didn't know about the opening and would read my article. They liked it and plan to publish the story. Then they asked me if I would be interested in doing another story. You bet!

April 20, 2010

Need a graphic artist

To create a jacket cover for my book. I am thinking an old, weathered looking house on the beach with ghosts peeking out all the windows. A swing on the right hand side of the porch.

Nick Valentino

Met an amazing character at the Alabama Book Festival. His name is Nick Valentino. Google him! I promise you will enjoy it. He has written a book called Thomas Riley. At the book festival Nick and his lovely friend showed up dressed in period garb and decorated the table to the nines. I am so happy to have met him and will be a Nick Valentino fan for life!

Jerry Simmons

Calling all writers, please check out Jerry Simmons website: www.WritersReaders.com and his facebook at www.facebook.com/jerrysimmons

The man is a wealth of information for writers and a "must know" in your networking circle! Until I can figure out how to add his link, this will have to do.

April 18, 2010

Alabama Writers/ Book Festival 2010

Wow, just attended the Alabama Book Festival, listed as a Writers festival in the Alabama Guide to Events. Anyway, I got to the event late because, being a writer I was side tracked by a possible article I could write for the Clanton Advertiser about a new resturant that was opening on Monday. Anyway, I spent way too much time at the resturant and arrived late in the middle of the session on publishing. I met Susan Gregg Gilmore. She is the author of The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove. She shared great information about blogging and book trailers with her eager audience. Also there was Ron Hogan. Since I came in late I have no idea who he is, but you can bet I will be finding out and will let you know soonest. Let me know when you are ready for new chapters and Thanks for stopping by.

Readers wanted

Please read the chapters to my new novel and leave comments. I am eager to hear from you about how you liked the story and if you are interested in reading the rest of the book. I hope you enjoy the story and Thanks for stopping by.