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There's a meeting of the DFW Catholic Writers group tomorrow evening at the University of Dallas. Come show us your stuff.
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This is an interesting view from a publishing-industry insider, with plenty of good news for indie writers and publishers: "THE E-PUBLISHING REVOLUTION IS DEFINITELY NOT OVER (Regardless of what you’ve heard)"
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This article has some very practical advice on how to pick the best key phrases when preparing to publish via KDP, starting with the idea that you should not think of Amazon as a giant bookstore, but "Google for books." Picking the right key phrases makes your book more discoverable. 
You probably know that when you add your book to the Amazon Kindle store, you’re allowed to choose up to seven search keywords to help people find your book. It sounds like a great tool, but …
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For any in the Dallas area: our local writers group will meet TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 17, instead of our usual fourth-Tuesday meeting. Meetings are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Hope we see some new faces!
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For any in the Dallas area: our local writers group will meet TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 17, instead of our usual fourth-Tuesday meeting. Meetings are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Hope we see some new faces!
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New on my blog: in the first part of Rerum Novarum, P. Leo shows that, contrary to what socialists claim, private property is not only just, but fully in accord with human nature.
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Hey, everybody, there's another meeting of the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers Group tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the University of Dallas​.
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The next meeting of the DFW Catholic Writers Group is tomorrow. We'll discuss a possible change of meeting time to accommodate more people who would like to attend. If you've had trouble making our lunchtime second-Tuesday meetings, let us know! We're considering a weekday evening or Saturday morning.
 
Our monthly "second Tuesday" lunchtime meeting is tomorrow at Half Price Books. We'll be discussing a change of meeting time -- weekday evening? Saturday morning? -- so come and let us know what works best for you.
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Need help with a book launch? Tim Grahl is offering his book FREE. 
In this brand new book from Tim Grahl, you will discover the secrets Tim used to successfully put books on the best sellers lists in the first week they came out. In fact, at one point, Tim had five clients on the New York Times list at the same time! In this brand new book, you'll: ...
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For any in the Dallas area: our local writers group will meet TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 17, instead of our usual fourth-Tuesday meeting. Meetings are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. Hope we see some new faces!
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New on my blog: in the first part of Rerum Novarum, P. Leo shows that, contrary to what socialists claim, private property is not only just, but fully in accord with human nature.
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Homer, Mark Twain, Plato, Doctor Who, and the World Book Encyclopedia, all in one post. How did I do it? Ah, you'll have to click and read to find out.
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Education
  • University of Dallas
    Ph.D./Literature, M.A./English
  • Rockford College
    B. A., magna cum laude, English & Spanish
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
L. A. Nicholas, Kit Pascoe
Story
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I read, write, think, and teach in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex
Introduction
After years in academics and non-profits, I am now dedicating my time to writing, and helping other writers succeed. I'm currently working on a Catholic science fiction novel (the first of a series) and have a best-selling book on the household use of diatomaceous earth on Amazon.com, as well as maintaining several blogs.

My Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Dallas helped me indulge my love of literature, languages, philosophy, and history, all of which I've had an opportunity to teach at one time or another (currently under the auspices of the Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization).

For many years, I have sung with the parish choir of St Mary the Virgin Catholic Church in Arlington, TX, and I have accumulated many years' experience volunteering in charitable outreach to the poor, in adult literacy, at the Arlington Night Shelter, and working with the St Vincent de Paul Society in Evansville, IN, visiting the needy and serving meals at the community soup kitchen.

After years of experience in community service, graphic design, scholarship, and teaching, I've finally returned to my childhood love, writing. I've finally figured out that you really can "have it all," just not all at the same time! Life is good.
Bragging rights
I've published a small book on the household uses of diatomaceous earth (Naturally Healthy Living With Diatomaceous Earth), which is selling well on Amazon.Right now, I'm working on a soft-science scifi novel with Catholic themes: _Cast Into the Deep Sea of Stars_. I'm available for all kinds of writing projects, but I prefer long-copy informational writing over copy-writing.
Work
Occupation
I'm a freelance writer and teacher.
Skills
Writing, teaching, editing
Employment
  • My computer
    Freelance Writer, 2012 - present
    Currently working on a science fiction novel, but available for all kinds of writing jobs!
  • Walsingham Society of Christian Culture and Western Civilization
    Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • University of Dallas
    Adjunct Asst Professor, 2011
  • The University of Southern Indiana
    Instructor, English & Humanities, 2004 - 2009
  • Texas Society of CPAs
    Graphic Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Currently
Garland, TX
Previously
Arlington, TX - Fort Worth, TX - Newburgh, IN - Rockford, IL - Iowa City, IA - Madrid, Spain - Shreveport, LA - Alexandria, LA