Monthly Archives: September 2015

From Feet in Blocks of Concrete to Flight

Author Debra Young recommended a YouTube series featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler writing a short story from premise to publication in 17 two-hour videos: Inside Creative Writing. At first, the idea of the videos seemed too horrific to contemplate. Much of writing … Continue reading


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USO Hats and LILLIAN IN THE DOORWAY Special Release Price

While preparing the 1924 Romance LILLIAN IN THE DOORWAY for a special Release Month price, my USO contact told me that the knitted hat shelves at my local USO were bare. During training on hot days, our troops soak the caps, … Continue reading

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For my first romance novel, a 1924 suspense set in Southern California, I’ll be using a pen name: Michelle Dutton. Not because it’s a naughty romance; it’s a squeaky clean one. I’d always intended to use different author names for different … Continue reading

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September 2015 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

On the first Friday of September 2015, we are having breakfast with Romance Author Kathleen Harrington – winner of the Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award – has touched the hearts of readers across … Continue reading

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