Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Complete Writer's Journal

Another anthology, or something similar that I've participated in...The Complete Writer's Journal. This is a neat idea, a journal with quotes from writers, predominately marketing or promotion ideas for one's writing and books.

My quote concerned the bookmarks I make or have made for my books. These are fun to hand out in schools or wherever I'm giving workshops. I realized that readers often keep autographed bookmarks from authors when I found one from June Lund Shiplett I've had for a number of years.

Actually my husband brought it home for me. He was at a mall where June had a display. When he mentioned that his wife was an author, too, June signed the bookmark and gave it to me.

I think perhaps readers are more likely to keep a bookmark if it's autographed.

The Complete Writer's Journal was compiled and edited by Pat McGrath Avery, Joyce Faulkner and Carolyn Howard-Johnson and published by Red Engine Press.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Voice of a Soldier

It's exciting to hold in my hands the book containing two of my stories...Voice of a Soldier: Operation Liberty, compiled by Margaret Marr.

My stories are: A Legacy of Heroes...Past & Present about men in my family who served in the military from the Revolutionary War to the present and Praise for the Women Who Wait at Home about those "silent heroines" who support the men who are fighting for our freedom.

Margaret had the patience to stick with this book through some initial discouragements until it was published. As I read the stories by military heroes and family members, I'm thrilled to be a part of it.