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To help the author develop and create the best book possible. Material that has both commercial appeal and long-term value.

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To help the author determine the next best step in their writing career. Giving counsel regarding the subtleties of the marketplace as well as the realities of the publishing community.

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Recent Posts

Fun Fridays – ‘Twas the Night Before Deadline

A Fun Friday guest post written by Frank Ball. Frank is a great friend to all writers with his sites  NTChristianWriters.com and HelpMeTellMyStory.com. With his permission I changed the title a little and the opening line to fit today’s theme.

‘Twas the Night Before Deadline

Twas the night before deadline, when all through the house,
My computer was working with help from my mouse.
The due date was taped to the screen’s top with care,
In hopes a bestseller would rise below there.

The elves were all settled down snugly in bed,
While thoughts of acceptance still danced in my head.
My words in a turmoil, my hands in my lap,
I rested my eyes for a nice little nap.

When out on the snow there arose such a clatter,
I looked from my desk to see what was the matter.
I took to the keyboard, both hands in a flash,
My fingers were wanting a super good smash.

The moon on the slopes of the new-fallen snow
Gave light to great scenes but the plot wouldn’t go.
Then what to my wondering mind should appear:
A wonderful plan for my story made clear.

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Love Came Down at Christmas

This year I am being blessed with a stress-free Christmas. Why? Because I am spending the day with a few key people in my life who love me. Just before the Lord takes me home, these are the type of people I’ll want surrounding me at my bedside.

I am responsible for the dinner, but with these people, if the steaks burn, we’re fine. We’ll order Chinese. Or dig something out of the freezer.

We don’t care what’s under the tree. It’s all about who’s around the tree with us.

Who cares what time it is? If only the day could last forever!

My wish for you is that you will be able to spend at least part of this holiday season with key people in your life. If not, be sure to give them a call. God loves people. He sent His son to show us just how much.

Perhaps you can take a few moments to enjoy the song “Love Came Down at Christmas” as you think about what the Lord has done for you. And for all of us.

Merry Christmas!

May you always be blessed,

Tamela

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News You Can Use – Dec. 18, 2012

Ornaments for Book Lovers – For last minute online shopping?

Let the Ebook Price Wars Begin: Three Ebook Pricing Predictions – Interesting article from Forbes magazine. The predictions are quite reasonable.

Psy Makes $8 Million by Ignoring Copyright Infringement – Care to see how much a viral video can create literal revenue? Read this article for some behind the scenes discussion of this year’s biggest YouTube phenomenon.

Top 10 Trends in Children’s Book Publishing – Pay attention because these can spill over into your area of writing too!

10 Writing Lessons I learned from my Dog – Jenny Hansen unleashed a great article!

A Promotional Strategy for Overwhelmed Introverts – Robin LaFevers brings a great perspective to the issue.

25 Best Book Jackets of 2012 – Can’t say I agree with all these choices, but it is a great way to broaden your mind as to what works in today’s marketplace with regard to book jacket design.

The Single Best Marketing Tool for your Book– Penny Sansevieri writes 1700 words that should be read by everyone who is contemplating publishing a book, either traditionally or independently.

Tolstoy Anointed as an “Emerging Author” by Target – This simply has to make you laugh. Sigh….

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All Wrapped Up

by Steve Laube

When I was a boy my family had the tradition of opening our gifts on Christmas Eve. But another tradition was that there would be one more gift waiting for us the next morning, Christmas Day, from “Santa.”

I have a vivid memory, as a little boy, of being disappointed one Christmas Eve that the thing I wanted most was not among my unwrapped presents. However I knew, I was just certain, that it would be waiting for me the next morning.

So on Christmas day I woke well before anyone else and crept into the living room to see if my hope was true. There, leaning against the fireplace hearth was the package…with my name on it. It was the right size and festively wrapped. I ran my hands around the edges and across the face of the package hoping to catch a glimpse through the paper of its contents. There was no doubt. This was what I had been anticipating. But I couldn’t open it yet because we had to wait for everyone to wake up. So I waited. . . for hours. I sat for a while but eventually played with my other new toys while making a few loud noises hoping to raise those other sleepyheads. But I never left the room and my eyes rarely strayed from that wrapped package.

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