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Susan G. Weidener
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Lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania
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I'm excited to offer my memoir MORNING AT WELLINGTON SQUARE as a bargain book today.
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Yes - it's true. Last week I discovered my Group posts monitored. Rather disconcerting and eye-opening. Has this happened to you? 
About a week ago this little blue message appeared in the sidebar in one of my LinkedIn groups. I won't write the exact words that spewed from my lips - that might cause this post to get flagged too, but you get...
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Women's Writing, Voices and Visions
This is my fourth year traveling to women's writing conferences. It never gets easier . . . schlepping the bags and laptop onto the train; enduring the gridlock over the George Washington Bridge; finding your room and orienting yourself on large campuses as...
This is my fourth year traveling to women's writing conferences. It never gets easier . . . schlepping the bags and laptop onto the train; enduring the gridlock over the George Washington Bridge; finding your room and orienti...
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After our Women's Writing Circle read-around this morning at our favorite independent bookstore, Wellington Square.  We shared our stories, energized and renewed each other as writers and as women.
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Writing As A Spiritual Way Of Letting Go
This past weekend I attended Women Connecting, a ministry of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Thirty-five women gathered in a circle. These same women weeks ago contemplated what they wanted to let go, move on from, cha...
This past weekend I attended Women Connecting, a ministry of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Thirty-five women gathered in a circle. These same women weeks ago contemplated what they wan...
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What a creative way to share great summer reads . . . comparing stories of love, life and adventure to rich chocolate.  I am honored that Katherine Sartori, author, included in this list of "delectable" books, my memoirs.
(Photo by Dan Rizolli & freedigitalphotos.com) Mmm, creamy chocolate. . . We savor the sweet aroma as our mouths begin to water. Then we indulge in the fun of selecting each savory chocolate to sample.    Now, why not c...
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Join us over at Women's Memoirs on LinkedIn where we are having an interesting discussion about genres and how the lines between fiction and memoir often blur.
I met a friend for coffee and explained I was taking excerpts from my late husband’s memoir about West Point and putting them in the framework of a fictionalized love story. Since I had changed portions of  his story from fir...
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Author Beware - Publishing Is Big Business
The ebook market is growing stronger every day.  It's yours for the taking.  Are you to blame if you’re not selling the volume of ebooks “they” all say you should or could sell? Here's what they'll tell you when you start to unveil the truth about how tough...
The ebook market is growing stronger every day.  It's yours for the taking.  Are you to blame if you’re not selling the volume of ebooks “they” all say you should or could sell? Here's what they'll tell you when you start to...
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+Linda Joy Myers Hi Linda Joy.  I agree with much of what you say, although the changing dynamics of publishing have opened the field to all kinds of scams, vague promises, people lying about "statistics" (how many books they've sold, the money they've made, etc.) as well as those taking advantage of peoples' dreams - which is to be a published author . .  in order to make money off them.  

As a professional editor ,myself, I always encourage my writers, while at the same time offering them honest and professional critique.  Any writer worth his or her salt is willing, as well as open, to putting their "egos" on the backburner in their quest to produce a better book.  

Unfortunately, even creating a wonderful book, establishing a platform, mastering social media - is still not enough in a market inundated with books and lacking in decent evaluation tools (reviews) to make an intelligent decision about separating the wheat from the chaff.  Marketing has become the author's fulltime job and unless they are willing to pay big bucks for it, their books often are bound to land in obscurity.
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So Much (Little) For Digital Bestsellers!
Articles on the new digital publishing and stories of authors selling a bazillion copies of their ebooks seem to pop up everywhere on the Internet. "Five Proven Tips: Selling ebooks is easier than ever!" There's even a book, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5...
Articles on the new digital publishing and stories of authors selling a bazillion copies of their ebooks seem to pop up everywhere on the Internet. "Five Proven Tips: Selling ebooks is easier than ever!" There's even a book, ...
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Novels, Memoirs, and Writing Guides
It's always a treat when my memoirs,  Again in a Heartbeat, and Morning at Wellington Square,  are praised, as they were in a recent  blog hop . I’ll pay it forward, offering my recommended books from traditionally and independently published authors that m...
It's always a treat when my memoirs, Again in a Heartbeat, and Morning at Wellington Square, are praised, as they were in a recent blog hop. I’ll pay it forward, offering my recommended books from traditionally and independen...
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For summer, I changed the Women's Writing Circle photo on the home page of my Blogger website. Goodbye red coffee mugs . . . hello flowers and leaves floating in a circular container. 
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Creating and photographing are both creative endeavors. I applaud those who even think of arrangements like this. Now that I've seen it, I feel free to try it myself. And I will.
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A Memoir Explores Woman As Caretaker
In the Women's Writing Circle, we greet each other with wonder, joy and recognition. We see not only ourselves, but each other through the lens of stories. In her soon-to-be published memoir Ever Faithful to His Lead:  My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse ,...
In the Women's Writing Circle, we greet each other with wonder, joy and recognition. We see not only ourselves, but each other through the lens of stories. In her soon-to-be published memoir Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Jour...
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    2009 - present
    Love, Loss and Healing. Author of two best selling memoirs: Again in a Heartbeat, Morning at Wellington Square
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A former journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan G. Weidener is the author of two best-selling memoirs: Again in a Heartbeat, which is about being widowed at a young age, and its sequel, Morning at Wellington Square, a woman’s search for passion and renewal in middle age.  Her most recent work appears in Slants of Light, an anthology of short stories and poems. She is currently working on her first novel, based on her late husband's memoir.  Susan lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

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Have you faced great loss in your life? As a widow and single parent, I wrote about my journey of renewal in my memoirs.
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  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • American University
    Literature and journalism
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Susan Weidener Cavalieri