Kimmery Discusses Beta Readers

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  You’ve seen the statistics: 80% of Americans want to write a book. Let’s assume for a moment that 10% of those are somewhat serious about pursuing the idea. Math is not my forte but I believe that would wind up being somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty million people, all of whom have contacted me personally in the last few months to ask for advice. I’m sort of kidding,…

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Takin’ the long way around: FROM UNSEEN FIRE’s path to publication

Monday, December 4, 2017

A tale of a book, from pen to shelf: November 2011 — Project begins, called simply Aven, as Cass’s 2011 NaNoWriMo project, an attempt to get herself writing creatively again after several years devoted to academia. December 2011 — Cass sets to finishing the draft and polishing it up. July 2012 — Cass scrambles to finish editing her draft in the hopes that it’s fit to be seen and attends a…

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The Ides of March, aka Three Weeks to Book Launch

MODERN GIRLS by Jennifer S. Brown
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It’s the Ides of March, the day Julius Caesar was assassinated and the day I give my six-month Deb check-in. Beware! So, what’s going on in my life these days? On no sugar: Utter failure. I made it three weeks before having to make “cameras” for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. It wasn’t the graham crackers nor the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups nor the Hershey’s that did me in. No,…

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Louise’s Half-Time Update

The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Monday, March 14, 2016

It feels impossible to me that we Debutantes have already crossed the halfway point of our blogging together. I can’t imagine moving through my debut year without my fellow Debs. They have been an endless source of support—from listening to me freak out to making me belly laugh to telling me to get over some minor detail I am obsessing over (Jennifer Brown gave me a family saying that the…

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