Month: March 2017

Adding an Archive

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Just added an archive which I hope will help readers.  Readers where are you?

Anyway, you will find those excerpts from “Escape to Freedom” appear in the January and February archives.  or just scroll down and you will run into them.  As anyone can see, I am still learning the blog business.  Never too old to learn, they say.

Recently I was listening to a webinar from a group of editors.  They were discussing the usage of description words such as “he said” and “she pointed” and similar words that follow a quotation.  One editor said he never read those words and just skips over them.  Another editor said he never used “said” but usually used a description such as “he frowned” or he smiled, etc.

As a reader, what do you do when you come to “he said” in a book?   Personally, I like a little of both and then sometimes not at all.  Just let the dialogue run.

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Telling Everybody!

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Getting the word out about my latest effort is not a fast task.  It is instead rather like a “whisper in the wind!”

If you are looking for excerpts from Escape to Freedom — keep scrolling down. There are two. 

Have you ever looked for books to read on a website called  .AuthorsDen?  It lists books that are available–thousands of them.  Of course, I’m working on my latest–Escape to Freedom–but there is also  Spirit Dog and Mister Umbrella Man  that needs pushing too. I have listed these two books for 3 to 5 grade readers with TeachingBooks.net.  This site is a resource site for At Home Teaching parents.  I have written Teacher’s Discussion guides for these two which I would be happy to share with interested parents.  And so you see, getting the word out leaves not so much time for writing.

Right now Escape to Freedom is listed on Goodreads and I am trying to give away a few copies, but must not be reading the instructions correctly.  So we will keep trying.

Wow!  It just dawned on me the other day that it is time to reissue my very  first book–Reggie the Goat.  Time really passes fast!   You will find Reggie listed on Amazon as a used book.  Also now reissued as an ebook on Nook with a new cover.  There are a couple of other titles on Amazon from the old days, but that publisher folded when the Bush administration cut the subsidy to school libraries.  So guess what might happen next?  Until another day!