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Saturday, April 6, 2019

40 Days with Ramona

cj Sez: I wonder how many of my Lyrical Pens visitors have been, like me, the beneficiaries of author and editor Ramona De Felice Long’s Spring 2019 project. 

   Instead of fasting for Lent, Ramona, my Sisters in Crime/Guppy mate, generously pledged to post 40 days of free worksheets on a variety of topics. The keyword here is “free.” 

   I can’t believe how fast the time has flown. Only a few more days to go. I’ve saved them all to use as references as I’m struggling through my works in progress.

   Drop in on Ramona’s website at www.ramonadef.com to learn more.
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In case you missed it . . .

   Susan Spann Craig recently offered this blog on Fiction University:  “How to Calculate Amazon Fees for Printing Paperbacks Using KDP Print” by David Woghan. I’m not (yet) an indie publisher, but I’m leaning hard in that direction. I found the essay interesting. Maybe you will, too. Read all about it here:  https://bit.ly/2I43oIH
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April 27, 2019, is INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY. The Mobile Writers Guild (of which I am a member) is sponsoring an all-day “Ask the Experts & Speed Critiques” at Mobile’s newest bookseller, The Haunted Bookshop.

   Want to know about Sci-Fi, fantasy, self-publishing, world-creating, women’s fiction, kidlit, historical, Gothic, editing, or marketing? MWG members will be on-hand from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. answering questions about these topics and more. There will be a raffle (a chance to win a copy of MWG’s latest anthology). Local authors will also be autographing books.

   I’ll be there from 10 to 11:30 a.m. answering questions, mostly about romance stories. Is there a formula for writing romance? The first thing that comes to mind is that you can’t write a page-turning romance story unless you're a fan of the genre and read copious numbers of romance books. Readers and writers stop by The Haunted Bookshop on the 27th, and we’ll talk about it.

That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I'll try to do the same. 

cj
Free on Kindle Unlimited at the time of this post:  CHOOSING CARTER           

Bryn McKay goes on a rafting trip on the untamed Yampa River with her best friend, naturalist and outdoor guide Carter Danielson—and she wouldn't mind if things turned romantic. Unfortunately, Carter is a recovering alcoholic who shies away from commitment. That is, until the two of them stumble across her revenge-seeking brother.

Will Carter figure out where his heart lies? Will Bryn have to watch someone she loves die?

Little note: Print copies of Choosing Carter and Deadly Star are becoming scarce as Simon&Schuster winds down their support of the Crimson Romance imprint. HOWEVER, you can order an autographed copy of my books and support an indie book store here: The Haunted Bookshop  Angela Trigg, the awesome owner and a RITA Award-winning author in her own right (writing as Angela Quarles) will be happy to ship you the book(s) of your choice.

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Simon&Schuster Author Page = https://bit.ly/2uo1M0Z

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