Category Archives: My Books

Sharing my book content about my characters, settings, conflicts, and plot, and instruction I learned along the way to becoming an author.

What Does It Take to Publish a Book?

Several weeks ago while visiting with a friend, I shared my progress about my two new books. She wanted to know how close I was toward getting them published. She expressed surprise of all I had to do just to … Continue reading

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Mysteries – My Favorite Fiction Type

  There are many types of fiction, but I prefer mysteries more than most. The thrill of collecting clues to solve the mystery holds my interest and excites me as I come closer and closer to solving it. As a … Continue reading

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Conversation with a Grief Counselor

On Friday, April 11, 2014, I hosted a free conference call for people about ways to deal with grief. A grief counselor, Uma Girish, joined me. We discussed how to counsel my main character, Heath, in my book Finding Heath Young … Continue reading

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Book Signing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Cedar Rapids hosted an Author Day Book Signing Event. I gratefully attended this as a featured author along with thirteen other awesome authors. What a wonderful experience! I met some incredible … Continue reading

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Easter Memories

As a child, Easter was always a special time of year for our family. We had family Easter egg hunts, went to church for early sunrise service, and ate dinner with Grandma and Grandpa Gerdom at their home. Our cousins came … Continue reading

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AN AUTHOR’S WORLD

Saturday, April 5, 2014, was a milestone for me. I completed the first forms required by WestBow Press for submitting my next two books. This entails composing the text for the back covers, ideas for the front covers, excerpts for Amazon, WestBow, … Continue reading

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Two Parts To Settings

Many people mistakenly think settings only involve the place the story takes place, but place is only half of the setting. The time in which a story happens is the other part. Where and when are two important questions readers … Continue reading

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Book Signing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Come join me on April 12th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Barnes and Noble on Collins Road is hosting an Author Day. This event is from 1:00-3:00 pm. I hope you can join me and the others on that Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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BOOK SIGNING IN CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA!!

On Saturday, April 12, I am honored to attend a book signing where I am featured along with other authors for an Author Day Event. This takes place at Barnes and Noble Bookstore from 1:00-3:00 pm at Northland Square SC, … Continue reading

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Conversation Between Two Middle-Grade Authors

Recently I hosted an interview with an author who also writes books for middle-graders. Below is that conversation, and just after the recording is the transcript for it. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did interviewing each … Continue reading

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