Tag Archives: The Summer of Annah

May-December relationships between older women and younger men and why they rock!

While I wrote The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer’s Wish, I constantly questioned myself whether a May-December romance could work between an older woman and a younger man.  The book is more than a story of older an woman fantasizing … Continue reading

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10 things I learned on my way to becoming a self-published author.

#1: Ice cream is therapeutic. Why my doctor would recommend I stop eating it is beyond me. Without a daily hit of Ben and Jerry, The Summer of Annah would have never been published. My recommendation for aspiring indie-publishers–stock up! … Continue reading

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Turning coal into diamonds!

Many writers call their first drafts, for lack of any imagination, crap! I can only assume those writers are paraphrasing Ernest Hemingway, who once said: “The first draft of anything is shit.” Allow me to put Hemingway’s quote in perspective. … Continue reading

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New Moons and Virtual Reality

Today was the day I planned on the paperback version of Annah hitting the virtual bookshelves of Amazon. I even arranged a celebration. Okay, in truth it wasn’t much of a celebration–a lit candle and some ice cream.   Sadly, … Continue reading

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I think I can!

Have you ever read the story about the little engine that chugged up the steep hill? He kept repeating to himself (yes, he was a talking engine) ‘I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.’ He … Continue reading

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#olderheroinesrock

The Romance Writers Association New England Chapter’s conference is over. All the writers have withdrawn into their collective corners to sort through the networking names they collected, write down the ideas they acquired, and, as in my case, shake their … Continue reading

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Down the Marketing Rabbit Hole

Read about marketing, make notes, read about marketing, make notes, find time to write new story, read about marketing, make notes, find time to eat ice cream, read about marketing, oh dear, oh dear, I’m running out of time. I’m … Continue reading

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Thoughts on marketing my debut romance novel, The Summer of Annah.

By definition, self-publishing is when an author publishes her (or his) own work. I first self-published at the young age of seven. I stapled together the pages of a love story I had written and presented the book to my mother … Continue reading

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