Simply Irresistible!

- by Charlotte Hubbard

As ROSEMARY OPENS HER HEART goes on sale this week, I’m going to reveal a sneaky way I love to manipulate readers. I’ve used it in several books before, but the appeal is universal: no matter what sort of story you’re telling, cute little kids hook readers’ hearts. And when you add in valiant dogs […]

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Hanging In There

- by Charlotte Hubbard

Patience is a virtue. It just doesn’t happen to be one of mine sometimes. So lately, when I’ve been turning up this Hanged Man card during my Tarot meditations, I believe this fellow’s telling me it’s time to chill . . . to give things a chance to work themselves out. (My thanks to artist […]

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What to Look for in a Writing Workshop

- by Elaine Isaak

It seems that new writing workshops crop up every day–at least every week!  There are bootcamps, retreats, on-line seminars, master’s degrees and certificates, summer-long sessions, and local weekly events run by the only person in town who has tried to sell a book. A google search on writing workshops brings back over eleven million results.  […]

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Researching the Amish

- by Charlotte Hubbard

While I had written a series of faith-and-family stories before I wrote ABBY FINDS HER CALLING, taking on a whole new genre about a culture who prefers to remain removed from worldly things (such as fiction!) requires fresh research, different methods—and, most definitely, on-site, hands-on experience among Amish folks. While, yes, the Internet provides a […]

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