Four Letter Words

- by Susan Lyons

Yes, that kind. Swear words, dirty words, “wash your mouth out with soap” words. That’s what I’m talking about. Used to be, they were few and far between in commercial fiction. Now, it’s difficult to find a book, particularly one with a contemporary setting (and leaving aside Christian inspirationals) that doesn’t contain a fair number. […]

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Beatrix Potter and Today’s Publishing Reality

- by Susan Lyons

I finally got around to watching Miss Potter (the movie about Beatrix Potter, author of those wonderful children’s stories that I’m sure we’ve all enjoyed). Being a romantic at heart, I enjoyed the love, pathos, and happy ending. Being a writer in today’s world, I thought, “Oh my gosh, is this what it used to […]

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