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Where I've been

I know, I know. I’ve been AWOL from blogging. I have been doing LOTS of reading, some new and some comfort reading. I’ve been reading a lot of Marian Keyes and Sophie Kinsella to get my chick lit juices flowing because….I’m writing my own book! 154 more words

Pridemore Visits the Southland

I have always considered A Plot for Pridemore to be a Southern novel, even though the fictional town of Pridemore is set in Missouri. A lot of Southerners do not recognize Missouri as a part of the American South, and I can understand their feelings about that. 429 more words

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August 2014 First Friday Breakfast with an Author

Welcome to our August First Friday Breakfast with author John Gobbell. John is the author of Edge of Valor, the most recent work in the stand-alone Todd Ingram series of World War II, Pacific Theater. 2,341 more words


Movie star look-a-likes...meet the characters of my book.

These are the characters…some major, some minor, that are in my book Just A Dream.

I picked out movie stars that closest resemble the characters! Enjoy! 1,330 more words

The Century Mark!

Huzzah! It happened today! My book sales hit 101! That means I’m past the century mark and I’m very happy about it.

Stone Blade #2 rewrite is on page 118 out of (about) 160 so it’s coming right along too. 80 more words


It’s now been a few weeks since I put What Went Wrong With Mrs Milliard’s Mech up on Amazon. I have to say, it’s actually done better than I thought it would. 179 more words


Congratulations to my writing mentor Julia Alvarez.

Congratulations to one of the best writing mentors I had the honor of working with, Julia Alvarez on receiving the National Medal of Arts this week.

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