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Goodreads Giveaway–2 Free Books!

Women’s Fiction Book Club on Goodreads is talking about Sailing out of Darkness this month. In honor of that, we’re giving away two signed copies of the book. Come join the fun! Goodreads Book Giveaway Sailing out of Darkness by Normandie Fischer Giveaway ends November 15, 2014. See the giveaway Read more →

Three Contests, Three Finals: Such Fun!

Aspen Gold Certificate 001

This one showed up yesterday, the third contest I entered, the third contest in which one of my books finaled. Thank you to all the judges from Denver!

The Certificate Arrived: Thank You, Georgia RWA!

Maggie Finalist 001

So pretty!

Southern Writers Holiday Catalog

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CLICK ON IMAGE TO TAKE YOU THERE!   They created a lovely ad for Sailing out of Darkness, which you can find on page 4. Isn’t it pretty? (I linked it to Amazon. You know, just because I could!)    

Patience and the Writing Life

Lots of Books!

Writers know all about waiting. ALL about it. We write a story and submit it. We accumulate rejections. Finally, our agent sells a story and then another. We wait through the edits and the design and the production. A year. We become marketers of that book (those books), but we’re Read more →

Woohoo! Sailing out of Darkness, a Finalist in The Maggie!

Maggies Finalist badge

The Georgia Romance Writers are a talented group of women. I’m reading books from the other finalists in the Strong Romantic Elements category of the Maggie Award for Excellence, and I’m very impressed. This means that, win or lose, I feel hugely honored that they chose Sailing out of Darkness Read more →

HAVING FUN AGAIN–ASPEN GOLD FINALIST!

Aspen Gold Medallion

Y’all know how much fun contests are. Well, this has been a delightful week for my books. Today, I learned that Sailing out of Darkness is one of three finalists in the Single Title Category (for romantic as opposed to romance fiction) of the Aspen Gold Contest from the Heart Read more →

Book News: One Finalist and One on Sale!

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First of all, the news about four days of 99 cents for Kindle. WhiteFire Publishing has finally put Sailing out of Darkness in the almost-free category, so if any of you dear folk have been waiting to save a couple of dollars to read (oh, and pretty please, to review?) Read more →

STORMS AND STORIES: Post-Hurricane, a Story from Mexico

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One of my WIPs begins with a scene taken from my first storm on board Sea Venture. We’d moved the boat from the CA Delta to Marina Bay in Richmond, CA. The wind and waves had direct access through the Golden Gate to our slip. Michael was late returning from Read more →

Attention Readers: How to Help a Writer

Chuck Sambuchin of Writer’s Digest Books edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS and the CHILDREN’S WRITER’S & ILLUSTRATOR’S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog is one of the largest blogs in publishing. I hope you’ll take a moment to read what he has to say about How to Support Read more →


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