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Megan Denby
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A wife and mother of a passel of children, grabbing every second to write in between the noise of life
A wife and mother of a passel of children, grabbing every second to write in between the noise of life

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When The Bough Breaks
     It is not yet dawn but I’ve been awake for
hours. I run my fingers through curls the colour of a new penny and lean to
kiss his cheek. He stretches and yawns then cuddles in close. I flex and relax
my toes, the old rocker groaning a rhythm of comfort a...
When The Bough Breaks
When The Bough Breaks
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Chocolate Bars and Books...What Could Be Better?
A few weeks ago, my friend and fellow author, Keri Beevis, asked me to join the Chocolate Bar Challenge Blog Tour. Having never done a blog tour, I didn't know what to expect. But the topic was chocolate. And books. As the former owner of a gourmet gift bas...
Chocolate Bars and Books...What Could Be Better?
Chocolate Bars and Books...What Could Be Better?
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Great blog, Anne! I agree completely - the less blatant 'in your face' marketing and begging the better. I've downloaded a few independent books over the past few months that have had just as many 5 stars as 1 stars. The trouble is the 1 star reviewers are irate because they based their purchase on the 5 star reviews and as a result they make comments questioning the authenticity of the 5 star reviews. Sometimes 'honest' reviews are not so honest.
We are all going to get the 5 star reviews from friends and family but the 5 stars that are genuine and come from complete strangers are the best!
Marketing and Reviews
Marketing and Reviews
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Awesome and enlightening interview, Clancy. With Phil's eventful past, it's no wonder he is able to craft such believable stories. Phil Simpkin is here to stay and I am looking forward immersing myself in his gripping tales for many years to come!
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Your MOTHER is MURDERED. Your SISTER commits SUICIDE. Your BABY is TAKEN - What would you do?  A Thistle in the Mist - Scottish Historical Thriller Romance *FREE TODAY AND TOMORROW *

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Are superstitions part of your everyday life? Are some of them as bizarre as mine? While researching Scottish superstitions for my novel, A Thistle in the Mist, I came to the realization that I'm not as crazy I thought. Knock on Wood.

I just finished 'Silence of Centerville' by our own Buzz Malone and I am still in awe. Here is my 5-star review:                                                                   I purchased this book because I love Mr. Malone's hilarious blogs. Well, he surpassed my expectations and I cannot believe an agent or publishing house did not pick this story up. It reminded me of 'Deafening' by Frances Itani only this story was so much better! Malone captured the human spirit with such power, grace and beauty. Frankie became my hero as he lived 'that kind of lonely' - his life of quiet desperation. Yet, he still found it within himself to help others - the very people who were shunning him. Malone skilfully captured the love between Frankie and his parents and later his love for Mary and her boys. When Frankie receives the gift of a simple paper airplane I had to fight the swell of tears. I love the way nature was incorporated into this tale - the oak tree was the old man smiling down at him; the keeper of his secrets. And though the story ended perfectly, I was sad to reach the end. Frankie has been in my thoughts all day and I won't soon forget this deeply moving story. Kudos Mr. Malone!                                                             

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Since making the decision to self-publish my novel, 'A Thistle in the Mist', I've made the acquaintance of a handful of like-minded, first-time authors who take seriously the phrase, 'Pay It Forward. Keri Beevis is one of those generous writers who is happy to share a laugh and some great advice. She is the author of the wildly popular, whodunit, 'Dead Letter Day' and I consider myself fortunate to be a guest on her blog today. I find it intriguing to hear how many novelists made it to where they are today. My blog gives a little insight into the twisty road I travelled to become a published author. I'd love to hear your stories! 

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Reviewer, Lynelle Clark, took the time to create a beautiful and thoughtful review of my story, A Thistle in the Mist. 

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Have you set up a book signing for yourself yet? I would recommend it. Although mine started out a little slow, it was a night to remember! With lots of books sold, and tons of exposure, I won't soon come down off Cloud 9. Two things I would pass along: Take someone with you, to keep you grounded and, unless you are already a celebrity, I would suggest arranging your signing during a public event so that not only are you drawing your fans, you are also inviting the general public to stop by your table. A few highlights from my evening...
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