Author: Julie Doherty
Fiction That's Plaid to the Bone

18th Century Fail

I’m not sure why I get excited about power outages. Actually, wait. Yes, I do. In 1972, Hurricane Agnes stalled over Pennsylvania and turned our normally verdant commonwealth into a bowl of squash soup. I was five years old at

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Brotherly Advice from Scattered Seeds

It will soon be 261 years since my characters from SCATTERED SEEDS boarded The Charming Hannah in Derry, Ireland and set sail for Philadelphia. Here’s the letter that started it all, written from one brother to another: Dearest Edward, Forgive

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When Your Dad Labels Something IMPORTANT

Someone recently asked me to name one thing—other than loved ones or pets—I’d save from my burning house. Of course, we all know you should never, EVER run back into a burning house, but the question was asked hypothetically. My

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SCATTERED SEEDS, a Novel Set in Colonial America

Scattered Seeds by Julie Doherty

I’ve never given birth, but childbearing women tell me there’s always that one child who lets them know early on it’s going to dance to its own beat. The first sign of rebellion might appear as intolerable morning sickness, constant

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Free Coloring Page

Wolfhound and Castle

I don’t feel like writing, so I spent some time putting together a free coloring page. You can download it by clicking the image above. Why did I do this? Well, Irish Wolfhounds play a role in my novel, SCENT

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Balancing Our Worlds – Seasoned Authors Series

Because I write historical fiction, my vacations usually center around research. Take the “vacation” to Erie, PA this summer, when I lured my husband out of the house for a sail on an 18th century brig. Last year, we went

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The Changing Publishing Industry – Seasoned Authors Series

It seems like every time I blink, the publishing industry changes. Just recently, Amazon began stripping authors of reviews left by acquaintances or writers with the same publishing house. I’m not sure how to feel about this. While I appreciate

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Time Management: Writing vs. Marketing – Seasoned Authors Series

Nearly every publisher expects an author to do some of her own marketing. I’ve tried everything from blog tours and online ads to Google Adwords campaigns and printed flyers. I have lost time and money with my advertising experiments. How is

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Chasing the Painted Skies – Ryan Jo Summers

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing Genre: romance, sub-genre of mystery and alternative paranormal Raven Koynes is a woman in hiding. Years ago she escaped to remote Gull Island Light Station, nestled far away in Lake Superior. She has carved out a

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Protecting Your Writing Time and Space – Seasoned Authors Series

As a full-time author with a day job, a 35-mile commute, and family commitments, I have to fight for every scrap of my writing time. This often means writing in my car during my lunch hour, and even that gets

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