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It is almost four years on since the House on Persimmon Road was published. Fans and readers have asked dozens of questions about Lottie, who in hind site took over the novel. So, I’ve returned to the House on Persimmon Road in late Spring, not as a writer, but as a guest. Wearing an apron, the bib straight-pinned to her cotton house dress, and a pleasant expression, Lottie welcomed me into the house. The grand hall seemed larger than I recalled. The old floors gleamed, the walls painted a rich cream. I asked what changes Tucker and Justine had made. Lottie opened a door on the south wall. “This was my linen room. Now it’s an indoor bathroom. Can’t even hang my herbs to dry in season. Used to have lavender, mint, sage, marigold and such.”Read the rest of this entry »
It’s funny that for most of my life I had no idea that I was poor or lived in poverty. True, I was raised poor, married poor, had a slew a kids and so stayed poor. I budgeted every nickel. Now here’s the thing. My parents came from good families. Working stock. My grandfathers owned their own businesses. All had been through the Depression. Money was tight. Next along came World War II and my uncles and dad went into the military. We had coupons for every shortage–shoes, fabric, sugar, butter, gas. I had my first stick of gum after the War. Juicy Fruit. One pair of buckled sandals got us through summers, otherwise we went barefoot. A six ounce Coca Cola was 6 cents and a treat.Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome again to Back Porch Cyber Chatter. We are having an absolutely sensational spring-like day in my corner of Texas. I thought I would start the chatter by talking about some great books by some top tier authors soon to be arriving on our bookshelves. A few are already available for your reading pleasure.
First up is eNovel Authors at Work very own USA Today best selling indie author, Donna Fasano. The Inheritance is available now on pre-order on all sales venues. This is book number 3 of a heart-tugging series you don’t want to miss. The writing is superb. Cathy Whitley and Brad Henderson will live in your heart long after THE END.Read the rest of this entry »
There have been huge changes in our indie universe over the past several years. Especially within Amazon. We’ve seen 1000’s of reviews removed, click-bait books come and go; Kindle Unlimited arrived in 2014, KENPC ~ pay by pages read in 2015. Each time there’s been a change, I tell myself stick with the basics to market my books. I have and I’ve sold books. Not in the millions, but steady on.Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first in a series of blogs that will answer that very question. Right here you will hear the facts and figures from the authors themselves.Read the rest of this entry »
Our guest today on Back Porch Cyber Chatter is Bronwyn Elsmore and boy! It is a good thing my porch is virtual because Bronwyn lives a continent away in Auckland, the stunning New Zealand ‘City of Sails’. Though she tends to wander the world, at home Bronwyn shares her writing life with one man, one special cat and a box full of fosters. Bronwyn is not a huge coffee drinker and for the first time ever, I’m out of iced tea. So. With no further ado, let’s hear from this very talented writer.Read the rest of this entry »
WARNING: WILDLIFE LURKS
Good Morning. I’m Jackie Weger, founder of eNovel Authors at Work. I write romance novels. The heroines in my books are good girls in turmoil. The heroes lean toward the alpha–good men all, because good men make good husbands and better fathers. My books are not going to shake the world by its roots. I write to entertain. Sometimes I get it done, sometimes I don’t. Goes with the territory. When I don’t get the job done right, I keep trying…I don’t blame Amazon if my book doesn’t sell, or rail at Bookbub because a book did not snag a coveted promotion slot, or sound off because readers don’t post reviews. Which brings me to topic: Facebook and Amazon Community discussion forums. No promotion allowed.Read the rest of this entry »
It is a lovely cool day with just a bit of drizzle in the air on my back porch today. Perfect for sharing a pot of Earl Gray tea as eNovel member Mary D. Brooks and I have a chat about her fabulous career. Mary is multi-talented. Artist, actress, writer–and describes herself as an Australian of Greek origins who has too many imaginary friends and a passion to write about strong women and unbreakable love. For twenty years Mary has hosted the top-rated The Australian Xena Information Page: www.ausxip.com/xena, to showcase fandom for Xena Warrior Princess. But let’s just hear from Mary in her own words.Read the rest of this entry »
INTERVIEW WITH P.C. ZICK
The weather is cooperating for a change and I’m happy to invite you to join me and Patricia Zick on my virtual back porch. It’s the dog days of August so we’re sipping on Texas-sized glasses of sweet peach tea. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife–both human and animal, supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. I lived in Florida for more than a dozen years so Zick’s locales resonate with me. Each time I open one of her books, I ache for sand between my toes, the susurrus of moss gently swaying and sometimes the roar of a bull ‘gator. With no more ado, here is Patricia…Read the rest of this entry »
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