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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

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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: https://www.amazon.com/Scent-Soul-Julie-Doherty-ebook/dp/B00SZ0SKUE It’s been a chaotic, emotional

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Suzanne Grieco-Mattaboni, Author of “Dawning”

Running Wild Press

As you know, we’ve been visiting with co-authors of Running Wild Press’s Anthology of Stories, Volume 2. Please welcome Suzanne Grieco-Mattaboni, author of the short story “Dawning.” Here’s the first paragraph to get us started: The first week I met

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“Justice” – A Short Story by Julie Doherty

Running Wild Press

Someone once called my books “romance with teeth.” Man, I love that. Love isn’t always pretty, is it? In fact, sometimes, it’s downright shitty. It can hurt like a gut stab and take much longer to heal. Most of my

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Halloween Pranks That Would (and Should) Get You Arrested Today

Halloween was a big deal in my childhood home, not so much because it meant candy—which we appreciated, of course—but because it meant Halloween pranks–tricks played on neighbors without getting into serious trouble with our parents. We’re not talking about

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There Goes My Vacation . . . For The Next Ten Years

If you collect antiques–or anything, really–you probably remember the “one that got away”—that item you narrowly missed at auction or decided was too expensive for your budget at the time. Maybe it was Pete Rose’s autographed rookie card or a

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April Fools’ Day

In my childhood home, there were four holidays worth celebrating: Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and April Fools’ Day. We looked forward to Christmas, Easter, and Halloween for obvious reasons. Presents and candy. Yippee! But, oh, April Fools’ Day. That was the

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When the Writing Mojo is a No Show

I photographed my flower bed today. That’s a pumpkin. From Halloween. Did I mention today is January 14th? It may interest you to know that the Christmas wreaths are still on the upstairs windows, too. What can I say? It’s

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What Should Writers Do Before Publication? Seasoned Authors Series

Today’s Seasoned Authors blog is geared toward those of you still aiming for your first contract. I’ll bet you think all you have to do is write a good book, right? How do I know that? Because it’s what I

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