Oh, the headaches of proofreading and editing. It seems even after paying to have it done, we still have to go over it to make sure nothing was missed.

I don’t see this as the fault of the editor or proofreader. I wouldn’t want that job, although I understand many do, and they do their job well.

It’s a never ending battle with typos and just when you think it’s impossible that there could be any more, someone always seems to find one.

Ah, the writing life. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Seriously. I love being a writer. I hate having to put in edits. If only I could hire someone to do that.

And then there is the marketing all us indie authors have to do. I have nothing good to say about it but there are those out there who do this job very well. One of them is my friend Michelle, who recently started an indie author promotion business.

I have included her ad because she is currently offering free promotion for a limited time to indie authors. There are a few spots left.  If interested, contact her at http://www.thereadersbookshelf.com

As I write this, I am finally well again and planning a few week trip to do some writing in a quiet place I love. In the country but not too far from home. I have to wait till May but I’m excited. 

Hope everyone is well.


Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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