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Killer Nashhville Conference worth the trip

Miss D and I had a wonderful time at Killer Nashville . I guarantee we'll be back. Miss Dion and D. P. Lyle D. P. Lyle  is an amazing speaker. He's humorous and very educational. He certainly knows how to tell a story. I'm now one of his newest fans, but I know he earned several new fans this weekend. Anne Perry 's melodious voice and entertaining sense of humor made it a joy to listen to her talk about writing three books a year. I so wanna be like Anne. Anne Perry Deni Dietz  voiced an interest in seeing both mine and Miss Dion's manuscripts. We've been doing happy dances all weekend. But I suspect Miss D may be using some creative body disposal methods we learned this weekend. She's threatening to stock up on meat tenderizer in the event that I get a book deal first. Deni Dietz We're heading home tomorrow with a lot of new ideas and inspiration. But first we did a little sight seeing in Nashville.      

Norman Galaxy Writers Amaze and Entertain

Great Norman Galaxy of Writers ' meeting this morning.  Contest winners read their winning entries. Wow. Some of the stories blew me away; Especially, Katherine West's Short Story— "A Good Hand" filled with enough dark humor even I had to laugh aloud during the death scene.  Shelley Anne Richter's   Nonfiction Article— “Saddle Dwellers” taught me a few things I didn't know about cowboys. I grew up around rodeo stars –my dad was one of them. He was a calf roper and bulldogger. When he wasn't riding in the rodeo he was breaking horses for other people. We always had horses and I learned to ride –Western style- before I learned to walk. I have a friend that rides –English style- and trust me it's an entirely different type of horseback riding.  I thought I grew up as a cowgirl but Shelly's historical view of the real American cowboy tarnished my previously glamorous image of the olden day cowpoke and enlightened me to the harsh re

Writing Seminar

Anyone in the OK area, who is interested in being an author, should try to take one of William Bernhardt's writing seminars . He's an amazing instructor. Next Seminar will be held June 9-13 , 2013 in OKC.

Just keeping on, keeping on

Finished the book. Still doing some minor final tweaking before sending it off to the publisher. Absolute deadline Feb. 1, 2013. With luck it will sell and be available for sale soon. I have a couple of sequels to this one planned. Still need to finish the Western, and the SF novels that I've got started. Maybe I'll get more writing done, now that I'm officially unemployed and writing is my only source of income at the moment. Which means I need to write faster, edit even quicker, and start bringing in more writing income. At least I'm down to less than a half dozen jobs now: Full time baby-sitter for my soon to be four-year-old grand-baby, chief cook and bottle washer, errand runner, and part time nursery care at church. Oh yeah, and full-time writer! Or at least full-time writer between the baby-sitting, cooking, dish-washing, errand running, nursery, laundry, occasional minimal house work, and the words of the King, etc. etc. etc. Due to decreased income