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Friday Ramblings From An Author-Snow

It’s been a snowy week here. Most of the snow had slowly melted but then it came back all in one snowstorm. A good week for sitting by the fire and writing! 246 more words


When You're Just Freaked Out And Maybe It's Okay

Okay you guys. I have seriously been swamped.

Yes, that’s my little baby right there. Final proofs, right there on my laptop. Also a hard copy – pages and pages of it. 857 more words

Catherine West

Random Journal Day-A Final Gathering

Today, I share a story only a Journal Keeper will fully appreciate…

Yesterday, I tore out of the house on a mission. I was determined to grab some of the notebooks a local retail establishment had given me to sample with a new journal cover I recently acquired. 708 more words

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On the Radar - Februaryish & March Edition

I’m writing this month’s On The Radar not from my kitchen counter, sofa, or studio in NYC but from a spacious loft apartment above an art gallery in Minnesota, thanks to a writing residency offered by the Lanesboro Arts Center. 934 more words


Every new author does this. Why?

When I take on a new client–whether this writer has previously published, or is green–I can count upon one thing.

No, it’s not an emotional quirk, like fear, touchiness, defensiveness, resistance to change. 2,351 more words

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The Relentless Files -- Week 6

*An essay every Friday in 2016*

Here’s the thing about being unmothered, sometimes that reality sneaks up on you and kicks you straight in the chest, an uppercut to the chin, and straight right to the jaw, so you’re left feeling so distraught, you don’t know what to do with yourself. 3,512 more words

Coming Soon: Earth Bound News

This is an announcement…of an announcement, but first the fanfare: As of today, Genevieve Turner and I have a complete first draft of Earth Bound, the next book in the… 155 more words

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