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Persistence Pays Off for Author Kim Church

Today I’m hosting author Kim Church on Write from the Inside Out. Kim lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she divides her time between writing and practicing law. Her debut novel, Byrd, is getting rave reviews and just won the Crook’s Corner 2014 Book Prize, which honors a debut book set in the American South. […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Book Clubs|0 Comments

Celebrate Alice Osborn’ s New Book!

My new book, After the Steaming Stops  (Main Street Rag, 2012) has now been published and I’m proud to announce my listing of upcoming readings and events. My book is $10 (reg $11) throughout the month of April and available via my website.

Hope you can make some of these book events!

here they are:

Friday, April 6, […]

By |March 27th, 2012|Writing|2 Comments

How Do You Book a Book Reading?

Whether you’re an independent author (read self-published), or publish with a small press or are a poet whose name is not Billy Collins or Maya Angelou, you have to book your own signing gigs, much like independent musicians book theirs. Your publisher is too small to do it for you. How do you go about […]

By |March 19th, 2012|Networking|0 Comments

How To Write a Novel Based on a True Story

Today we welcome guestblogger, Harlow Coban! Harlow is the author of Life in Death, her debut novel which is now available. A fast-paced murder mystery, Life in Death is the first part of the Kari Marchant series. Read on to find out how to effectively turn your real life stories into captivating fiction!


My story isn’t […]

By |January 31st, 2012|Writing|19 Comments

Goodbye 2011! Here’s My Year-End Wrap Up

All in all, 2011 was fairly decent with a few lows and many more highs. As we say “so long” to 2011 and hello to 2012, I felt the need to be self indulgent and review my year with you!


2011 was the year my book, Unfinished Projects published by Main Street Rag, debuted. I traveled […]

By |December 31st, 2011|Creativity, Writing|0 Comments

One or Two Feathers Book Review

One or Two FeathersJo Barbara Taylor’s debut poetry collection, One or Two Feathers, contains imaginative, fresh writing that is full of color and soft sensuality. Nature is always at the center of these poems about personal love and loss, but not all of these poems are serious.  When Taylor’s wit is on display, she delivers […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Marketing 101: What Were They Thinking?!

Glad you’re here! We welcome our regular contributor, Dave Baldwin, who reviews Olalah Njenga’s 37 What Were They Thinking Moments in Marketing. Olalah is originally from Chicago and now makes her home in Raleigh where she is a sought after marketing guru who helps growing companies succeed. Thanks so much, Dave, for guestposting again for […]

By |October 17th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Girls Gone Child Book Review

Girls Gone Child by Amanda Lamb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In her second book on parenting, Amanda Lamb continues her journey into motherhood when her two girls reach school age and start asking questions about everything from politics to race to religion. They also start noticing things and want to talk about them. Like when […]

By |September 14th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Seriously Dangerous Book Review

My review of Helen Losse’s Seriously Dangerous ran in Issue 65 of The Pedestal Magazine. Read the full length version here. Enjoy!!!

What’s God’s intention? What is out there that we cannot see? In her new book of poems, Seriously Dangerous, Helen Losse meditates on God, Jesus, the passing of time, prayer, racism, and injustice, as […]

By |August 29th, 2011|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Guestpost: Cris Cohen, Where To Write?

Today we welcome a guestpost from Cary, NC author and comedian, Cris Cohen! Cris is going to talk to us today about his favorite place to write–almost anywhere!

When people find out that I am a writer, the first question they usually ask is, “How long have you had a drinking problem?” After a few awkward […]

By |July 25th, 2011|Writing|2 Comments