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Confession of a Traditional Author turned Small Press

As a traditional writer for 20 years, I worked under contract with deadlines, often pushing myself, neglecting friends and family and missing out on a great deal of life. Yes, I earned a healthy amount of money, but as time passed, and life became weighted with pressure, I realized it was no longer for me, […]

The Cottonwood Book Fair Giveaways and Bargains.

Since moving to Sedona, I’ve been living a different life than my lifetime residence in Michigan. That was home forever but Sedona opened my heart to the amazing experience of Red Rocks, a small town and a different lifestyle Sedona is also known for its artist community and that includes writers. Though I missed the […]

My Life on the Rocks – Gail Gaymer Martin

I was born and raised in Michigan and thought I’d be there forever…and nearly was, but life has a way of changing things. While Michigan is beautiful with hills and mountains, islands, forests and water of all kinds from the Great Lakes to inland lakes, and winding rivers and creeks. I’ve always love Michigan but […]

A Trip To Remember on Kindle and Paperback

First in the Tucumcari Series. When Skylar Littleton stopped for the night in Tucumcari on her way to visit her estranged sister in California, her trip became literal when she tripped over a dog’s leash and broke her right ankle. Her life becomes even more tangled with the dog’s owner, Doug Elliot, a doctor and […]

Writing A Christmas Novel

Some of the best selling books happen at Christmas time or ones that focus on other holidays. I have written many Christmas romance novels. The one pictured was my first Love Inspired and Upon A Midnight Clear became a big seller and an award winner. People love books about those special times of year, and they stimulate […]

3rd book in Finding Sanctuary series – Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl

I enjoy sharing good books with you from authors that I know and respect as novelists.  Today you’ll learn about the newest suspense novel from Nancy Mehl, Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series. Plus a free book drawing– details below. Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and […]

The Right Word For Every Purpose

Whether speaking, writing a business letter, an article or a novel, finding the correct word that captures exactly what you mean is important. Many software programs have a thesaurus, and using a search engine can also help locate some of the possible words you might want to use, but as a novelist, I want the exact […]

In 2 Days – Get Ready For A $.99 Launch

On July 15, Romance By Design will be available at the sale price of $.99 for one day only. The price will then revert to the regular price of $3.99. Romance By Design, is a novel I wrote  that didn’t fit my traditional publishers guidelines, but it’s one I love and wanted to see live […]

Visit Owosso, MI, the setting for Lilac Circle Series, And One Of Its Stores With A Sense Of Humor

Steve Laube’s Fun Friday introduced a Disney-type promo shows a novel view of the magic of a store in Owosso, Michigan (store 2772), the location of my next novel series, Lilac Circle. Owosso is a unique small town filled with interesting events, places and people. Lilac Circle is a cul-de-sac street made up of a variety of […]

The Cutting Floor: Wind in the Wires Outtakes by Janet Chester Bly

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Chester Blywho is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She will share her experience with cutting scenes from her lastest novel, Wind In The Wires, to make the story better. Cutting scenes is not easly. Writers get attached to their favorite scenes or creative ideas and want them to remain in […]