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

An Author’s Marketing Toolbox

I won’t lie. It’s 12:03 PM, and I’m still in my pajamas. No, I’m not sick. I’m not curled up binge-watching Hallmark movies either. In fact, I’ve been awake since 2:30 AM, when I headed to my office to address a

“Justice” and the Golden Globes

You could probably diagnose me with several mental disorders, but Celebrity Worship Syndrome is not one of them. Don’t get me wrong. I admire actors, whose climb from obscurity to the big screen must be similar to my quest for

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Infertility in Fiction

Infertility. It’s rarely discussed, and it doesn’t play a significant role in many mainstream novels. So why did I include an infertile character in THE SCENT OF FOREVER? Because maybe, by letting readers see the world through an infertile character’s

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A Writing Cabin – Every Author’s Dream

It’s every writer’s dream: a writing cabin, maybe set in the woods or tucked into the trees along the shoreline of a private lake. I’m one of the lucky few to own such a thing, though it’s really rough right

They Don’t Call Cindy Cavett “Seaside Cindy” for Nothin’

Beaches, Buried Treasure, and pirates? Sure, why not? Cindy Cavett covers it all in Rehoboth Beach Break, her short story in Running Wild Press’s Anthology of Stories, Volume 2. Here’s the first paragraph: I adore the seaside town of Rehoboth. 

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Rebecca House Is, Er, In Da House!

Rebecca House, Author

Please join me in welcoming Rebecca House. Rebecca wrote Visiting Friends, a short story published in Running Wild Press’s Anthology of Stories, Volume 2. Here’s a tasty taste, the first paragraph. The white two-story house loomed above Bram’s head, the

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In Albion One, Lorna Walsh Gives Her Majesty the Queen A Robot

Lorna Walsh, Author

In Albion One, Lorna Walsh gives Her Majesty the Queen a robot. Here’s the opening paragraph: Few people knew that the Queen was fascinated with gizmos. At the opening of Parliament, beneath the weight of the crown, she had often

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SCENT OF THE SOUL is FREE June 4-6, 2018

Hello? Is anyone out there? First, let’s get this out of the way: the ebook version of SCENT OF THE SOUL is free on Amazon from June 4th through June 6th. Grab it here: It’s been a chaotic, emotional

Selling Stories in Pairs? Yep. Ask Gemma Brook.

Running Wild Press

Author Gemma Brook is so frickin’ awesome, she sold not one, but TWO short stories to Running Wild Press for its Running Wild Press’s Anthology of Stories, Volume 2. Let’s start with the first few sentences of “The Guest” and

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Freelance Editor Susan Helene Gottfried & Great Advice for Aspiring Authors

As you know, we’ve been visiting with co-authors of Running Wild Press’s Anthology of Stories, Volume 2. Please welcome Susan Helene Gottfried, author of the short story “Undaunted.” Here’s the first paragraph to get us started: It rained on our

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