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WELCOME WRITER KARIN BEERY
Saturday, September 9, 2017 by Patti Shene

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME WRITER KARIN BEERY TO PATTI’S PORCH. KARIN SHARES HOW SHE DEVELOPED HER BRAND.

 

KARIN IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD.

 

DO I HAVE TO WRITE CHRISTIAN FICTION?

 

by

 

Karin Beery

 

I love fiction. Not just books, all fiction – movies, television shows, stories on cereal boxes. As long as they’re made up, I dive in.

 

I also love my Lord. I became a Christian when I was eight years old. At the time, I didn’t really know what it meant to give my life to God, but after years of struggling, crying, rejoicing, agonizing, and relief, I now realize that it’s more than just believing in God.

 

Since I love fiction and God, it makes sense that I should write Christian fiction, right?

 

Maybe not.

 

While I have no intention of writing stories that contract my spiritual or moral beliefs, I also struggle to convey the depth and breadth of my faith in a 300-page novel. Do I think there’s a place for inspirational fiction with a gospel message? Absolutely. But I don’t think I’m the person to write it.

 

So where does that leave a fiction-writing Christian?

 

Writing clean fiction, specifically contemporary and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of romance.

 

All of my favorite stories include romance, so I knew it was something I had to incorporate into my own manuscripts. I couldn’t write romance novels, though, for the same reason I struggle to write Christian fiction. I can’t concisely convey my faith message in a novel – there’s too much revelation and experience to share. Writing a romance novel, however, often leaves out too much information – there’s more to relationships than the coming together of two people. I want to expand on that and show the full scope of what a relationship can be.

 

Am I saying romance and Christian novels are shallow? Absolutely not. I read and enjoy both! My particular bend, however, makes it difficult for me to write either of those well, so I’ve stopped trying to force it and have settled on what works for me.

 

Clean contemporary and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of romance.

 

It took me several years to figure out and hone in on my brand, but now that I’ve done it, I can’t stop the story ideas from flowing. It isn’t what I thought I’d be writing, but I sure do love writing it!

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

Karin Beery – Writer. Editor. Novelist. Karin writes contemporary and speculative fiction with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s editing or writing business copy through her business Write Now Editing & Copywriting Services. And when she’s not doing either of those, she teaches – she’s currently teaching Substantive Editing for Fiction through the PEN Institute. Connect with Karin:

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Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/18/2017 4:16:31 PM

Hi Delia. Great to see you here. I agree with you. I know I often waste time envying the talents of others rather than working on my own writing skills and abilities. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

Delia Latham From Texas At 9/18/2017 4:12:37 PM

Well said, Karin! I agree that inspirational fiction is not for everyone, just as not everyone can write a cozy mystery, or a suspense novel. God gives each of us gifts; we should use the ones He gives us, and not yearn for the gift He gave someone else. I look forward to reading your work.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/18/2017 3:35:34 PM

Hi Brenda. I'm glad you found Karin's post helpful and hope it can help you hone your own writing skills.Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Brenda H. Cox From Greensboro, NC At 9/18/2017 3:21:41 PM

I write inspirational historical, but I have been reluctant to focus on the romance element. I hope I can follow your lead and integrate it more where it enhances my narrative. Thanks for the example to follow!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/18/2017 1:45:20 PM

Hi Cynthia. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your experience with us as well. It sometimes takes a while to discover what is the best genre for us.

Cynthia Roemer From Midwest At 9/18/2017 10:15:09 AM

I knew inspirational historical was for me, but it took a nudge from a couple of my critique partners to realize the romantic aspect to my novels. Soon after switching to historical romance, the Lord opened the door to publication! Thanks for sharing your story, Karin!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/17/2017 4:36:02 PM

Hi Sara. Thank you for stopping by. I agree that we need all of the different genres to keep the world of fiction fresh and exciting.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/17/2017 4:35:10 PM

Hi Jennifer. I've read some speculative fiction myself and enjoyed it, although I doubt I could ever write it. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here.

Sara Foust From TN At 9/17/2017 4:17:09 PM

It takes all kinds of writing to make up this lovely world of fiction. I'm so glad you've found your niche that works for you!

Jennifer Hallmark From AL At 9/17/2017 2:15:55 PM

Its good that you know what you need to do. I like speculative books... ?

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/17/2017 12:26:45 PM

Gail, it's always a pleasure to have you stop by. I agree with you that a story is so much more engaging when our characters have to deal with real life issues and find realistic ways to solve their problems.

Gail Kittleson From Iowa At 9/17/2017 12:08:13 PM

Karin, it took me years to figure out my niche in women's fiction, too & I learned what I'm not good at - a valuable lesson. One of the greatest encouragements for me is a reader saying "Thanks for not giving your heroine an easy way out or pat answers." Ah.. real life.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/17/2017 6:45:11 AM

Thank you for sharing that with us, Sherri. So glad you stopped by.

sherri stewart From davenport, fl At 9/17/2017 6:41:18 AM

And Karin is a great editor and teacher as well.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/17/2017 12:31:16 AM

Hi Jess. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for Karin.

Jess From At 9/16/2017 9:09:52 AM

Great read! I'm a unpublished author dealing with the same thing. I've settled on clean contemporary romance for now and I'll see where that leads me. Good luck!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/15/2017 10:12:10 AM

Hi Linda. Thank you for your encouraging words to Karin. Authors always appreciate it when they know the unique quality of their work is noticed. Thank you for stopping by.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/15/2017 10:08:35 AM

Hi Audrey. Thank you so much for stopping by. I have yet to read Karin's books as well. It also sounds like I should start checking out her Facebook page! Thank you for the tip.

Linda Krull From Maple City, Mi At 9/15/2017 9:42:17 AM

(I think my precious comment was accidentally sent.) Karin, I think your best writing is when you write about your real life Christian romance with your hubby, Yooper Stewart. I pray for success concerning all your writing endevours.

Audrey VanBuren From Jackson, MI At 9/15/2017 6:25:49 AM

Karin, I have yet to have the opportunity to read your books, but I know they are from the heart. I enjoy so much of reading what you post on FB and you ongoing stories of your life with you husband and dog. I'm surely missing out by not reading your novels. Promise to fix that.

Karin Beery From Northern Michigan At 9/10/2017 11:01:42 PM

Thanks, Jerolyn!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 9/10/2017 6:25:44 PM

Hi Jerolyn! It's always a pleasure to have you stop by and leave a comment. I agree that truth to self and faithfulness to God are two key elements in our writing ventures.

Jerolyn From Las Animas, Colorado At 9/10/2017 11:17:42 AM

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Karin. It's important to be true to your writer-self while being faithful to the the Lord. After all, He'd the one who created you and your talent! God bless you!

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REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
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IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
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WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
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PERSPECTIVE
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHY WE WAIT
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WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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BREAKING THE RULES
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WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Winter - Bah Humbug!
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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The last Day of the Christmas Season
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Accountability in the Extreme
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The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
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