Books & Writing

What’s in Mrs. Hale’s Receipt for the Millions 1857?

1909. Reading in Bed at night should be avoided, as beside the danger of an accident, it never fails to injure the eyes,

Books, Writing and Contests

I’m on a tight timeline these days. I got an entry loaded up in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. I hope to make it beyond the pitch (which I did last year) to maybe one or two more levels. It’s a good experience anyway and I’ve made good friends while dealing with technology. And I’m entering the PNWA Literary Contest for 2012 as well with a different novel, Timber Rose, the prequel to Tree Soldier. I hope to have it published by summer.

I’m happy to say that Tree Soldier got a great review in the Jan 2012 PW  Select.  It was a thrill to have it selected. It’s really been an amazing journey this past year or so. At a talk last night author William Dietrich said that one of ten things a writer has to do or have is a crisis to really be a successful writer. Well, I’ve had my share. But things are starting to turn. I can feel it. I’m going to curl up with a book in bed and celebrate.

But first an ad from November 1858. What a selection of books.

Great Plagarism of Books


2 thoughts on “Books & Writing

  1. Well, according to Mrs. Hale, no wonder I have to wear glasses! When I was a kid, I used to read in bed by the light from the yardlight shining through the window.
    Congratulations on your success with Tree Soldier! I’m proud of you!

  2. Pretty cool heroics you are treating us to, Janet. Exciting reviews and Breakthrough Novels. So happy and proud of you, my friend. You deserve every minute of rest in bed with a book.

    You are so dear.

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