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Am I Coming or Going?

Time travel is great, but how about the ability to split yourself and be several places at once? I’ve been guest blogging to get the word out about Shimmer, and today I’m over with mystery writer Kassandra Lamb and the rest of the gang at Misterio Press.  They asked me to write about Conner Prairie itself – the living history park that was the inspiration for Through the Shimmer of Time.  And as a bonus for you, I even included some of the mistakes I almost made! I felt like I was splitting myself when, at almost the same time, the uber-creative Coleen Patrick hosted my dilemma over just how much creativity I can really claim.  I thought it was Blog Stop #3, but gee, let’s go back and count.  No, it was #4, which means I’ve done . . . hmm, I’m not sure my brain has the energy to … Continue reading

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Chasing the Mailman

Friday:  Waiting for the mailman is a difficult thing for an author.  The postal tracking number showed that the print proof of Through the Shimmer of Time would arrive today, and the mail comes about noon.  I worked hard on guest blogs in the morning so I could enjoy the moment. 11:30 – No mail yet. 12:05 – Mail!  But no book package! 12:07 – Back inside, I check the USPS tracking number on the computer.  “On Delivery,” it says. Is it on a package-only mail truck?  Or did it go astray? We’ve had mail mis-delivered before. I sign up for text alerts and they send one immediately, telling me once again that it is “on delivery.” 12:32 – My phone chimes.  The text from USPS says that the package has been delivered. 12:32 – I check the mailbox again.  I check the front porch and beside the big garage … Continue reading

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Can You Love the ‘Olden Days’ and Hate History?

It’s time for Stop #3 on the Blog Tour:  I’m over at fellow middle grade author Lynn Kelley’s blog today talking about my favorite “Olden Days” times.  Stop by for a visit, and see if you have the same love/hate relationship with History that I do.  (And yes, that’s a capital H on purpose!) Update on Through the Shimmer of Time:  I’m waiting for the mail carrier today . . . tomorrow . . . SOON!  The print proof has been shipped and I’ll go through it once more as soon as I get it into my hot little hands.  Cross your fingers – and watch this space! Now, pop on over to Lynn’s, please.  She’s awesome and I’d love to have some of my readers leave comments over there!

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Shimmer of Time: Cover Reveal

I have two new shiny things to distract you today!  Well, make that one shiny and one a bit dingy.  And if you get this in your email, you’ll have to click the title – the pictures only show up on the blog. The best new shiny is the official cover reveal for Through the Shimmer of Time.  I’m thrilled with it, and with my cover designer, Melinda VanLone, of Book Cover Corner. The cover design comes with its own story.  Because I wanted my cover characters to be the right age, and because of the 1830s period (the Civil War era would have been much easier), stock photography sites didn’t have anything we could use.  So guess who turned photographer? I found two awesome young people who were very willing to be part of my book journey, set my trustworthy old Canon on “sport” so the shutter speed was … Continue reading

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