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Wonderful Review: Sailing out of Darkness


I admit it: I’m a terrible blogger. There’s so much else I’d rather do, like work on my next book or read or spend way too much time on social media, checking in with the world on that huge, huge time-hole called Facebook. And, no, the picture above has absolutely Read more →

Lovely Words from Good Girl Gone Redneck


I know. The picture has nothing to do with rednecks, my book, or a review. But I looked like a celebration. A kick-up your heels and dance moment. And if you follow this link to Andrea’s review of Sailing out of Darkness, you’ll see why. GOOD GIRL GONE REDNECK   Read more →

Contrasts: In Search of Happiness

Mexican workers

This essay made its first appearance in 2010 on This Southern Gal’s View of the World when blogger Linda Apple asked me to write a guest post while we were still cruising in Mexico. Wednesday morning, I received a worried query from friend and critique partner Robin Patchen. Did I Read more →

Actors to Play Characters in Sailing out of Darkness

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I love Facebook and my interaction with friends. John Pelkey was the first to come up with actors he thought would be perfect for Becalmed‘s characters, so I set up a Pinterest Board for them. After beginning Sailing out of Darkness, Kimberli Buffaloe fell in love with Teo, and we Read more →

Blog Tour for Sailing out of Darkness and Becalmed

The blog tour set up by TLC Book Tours has begun. They gave reviewers the opportunity to receive and review either book, so we have a some who chose Sailing out of Darkness and some who picked Becalmed.   My publisher for Sailing out of Darkness was snowed in (or Read more →

Win an Autographed Copy of Sailing out of Darkness

Sailing out of Darkness Full final copy

ENTER TO WIN: Now until February 1, 2014   Goodreads Book Giveaway Sailing out of Darkness by Normandie Fischer Giveaway ends February 01, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win   Click the link to enter.

When Someone Gets It


You paint a picture, create a sculpture, write a poem or a book. Folk say they love this or that. A few say they don’t like anything you’ve done. Well, you try for a thank-you to them anyway, because that’s what you’ve been taught to do. Smile. Be polite. And Read more →

Introducting Sailing out of Darkness in My Words

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  My publicist, River Laker of Silver Seas PR, shot these on board Sea Venture at Liberty Landing Marina, where we’d docked while I played grandmother to my daughter’s newborn a ferry ride away in NYC. Obviously, (sans doute!) I had no script. Nor the benefit of a make-up and Read more →

8 Authors Join Me at Launch Party for Sailing out of Darkness

Barbara Davis, The Secrets She Carried

  Win Books by: Barbara Claypole White, Anne Barnhill, Barbara Davis, Jessica Dotta, Jessica Topper, Laura Wharton, Lynne Hinkey, Robin Patchen, and Yours Truly! The Facebook Launch Party of Sailing out of Darkness Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9 AM to 8 PM Join us on Facebook: Click Here!!  

Virtual Launch Party for Sailing out of Darkness: Prelude 1

Sailing out of Darkness Full final copy

As I did before the launch of Becalmed, I’ll be posting tidbits to whet your appetite. The actual party takes place on Tuesday, December 17, on Facebook, and we’ll be there celebrating all day. Again, we’ll have a number of authors taking the floor for an hour or so who Read more →

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