1908 Ladies’ Edwardian Clothing Fashions – Part 2

IT WAS 1908 WHEN MOLLY B O’CONNOR WAS ABDUCTED WHILE OUT FOR AN AFTERNOON WALK WITH HER FRIENDS. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE. I talked about the other clothing choices that were important to her, and to her friends in 1908 here: “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”. But that’s…

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7 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

WHO WANTS TO SHARE SOME BEAUTIFUL QUOTES ON MOTHER’S DAY? Here are seven I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them with your mother, and all the other mothers in your life. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln (What a sweet testament to Mr. Lincoln’s mother!) “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” –…

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1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 1

IN LIGHTNING ON THE LEVEE, MOLLY B O’CONNOR COMES TO OUR CURRENT TIME FROM 1908. When she arrives, she’s dressed in the clothing she had been wearing on the spring afternoon that she was abducted by aliens. I’ve shown you a photo HERE of the dress that Molly B was wearing. But what other clothing choices were important to her, and to her friends, at the time? Fashions in American society in 1908 were heavily influenced by both the Edwardian…

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17 Irish Blessings and Quotes for You on St. Patrick’s Day!

LOOK, I MADE THESE JUST FOR YOU – 17 IRISH QUOTES AND BLESSINGS to share with your friends on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.  🙂 “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats ” I think of the bog as a feminine goddess-ridden ground, rather like the territory of Ireland itself.” – Seamus Heaney “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats “Come away, O human child: To the…

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6 Easy Steps to Branding Your Author Business

WHEN I WAS IN THE MARKETING BUSINESS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I MOST ENJOYED DOING was helping small businesses with their branding. The principles I used are exactly the same as those that should be used by an author or indie musician. Did you know that branding is probably the most important factor in giving your business the ability to “Run with the Big Dogs”? For those of you who don’t know, branding is the visual component of your…

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Building Your Author Platform 101

DO YOU ASPIRE TO BE AN AUTHOR? WRITER? MUSICIAN? Do you plan to be in any other business where you will depend on the general public and faithful followers for your income? If so, you need an author platform. Imagine a politician, standing on a stage (platform), rousing the curious and the devoted into a frenzied roar, after which they go to the polls and put their mark next to his/her name. This is what we want for ourselves, but…

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12 Romantic Memes for Your Valentine!

LOOK WHAT I MADE FOR YOU FOR VALENTINE’S DAY – Romantic memes with quotes from famous writers and authors! Please share with your Valentine and others you love! “My love is deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” – William Shakespeare “We are most alive when we’re in love.” – John Updike “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.”…

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The Query Letter

QUERY LETTER. NOW THAT I’VE COMPLETED MY FIRST NOVEL, LIGHTNING ON THE LEVEE, I just need to send it to a publisher and it will become a bestseller, right? Wrong! There’s still a lot of work to do. “What kind of work?” you ask. Well, I’ve been researching what else needs to be done ever since I finished Lightning on the Levee a couple of months ago. I truly didn’t expect it to take so long just to get ready…

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