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Sunday Blog of the Week – Nancy’s Notes From Florida

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Nancy J. Cohen

Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style. She also writes the Drift Lords Series, adventures more in the sci-fi romance vein.  Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets.

Nancy’s Notes From Florida blog is always a fun and interesting place to visit. I’ve been following Nancy via email for close to two years, and I have learned a lot about everything from her favorite recipes to her advice on writing cozy mystery novels, and the importance of networking via groups like the Romance Writers of America. She also blogs on general writing subjects of interest to authors in every genre. Her experience in the industry is wide and varied, and I guarantee you can learn something helpful by following Nancy’s blog. Hope you’ll stop by and check it out today.

Nancy’s Notes From Florida

Check out Nancy’s books, too.

Writing the Cozy Mystery

Permed To Death (Bad Hair Day Mystery #1)

Warrior Prince (The Drift Lord Series)

Sunday Blog of the Week: The Creative Penn

Today’s Blog of the Week is especially geared towards writers, and some areas are, in particular, geared toward writers who want to self-publish. Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of both thrillers and non-fiction works designed to help other authors. She’s many other things, as well, but I want to focus on her blog, because I’ve learned so much from it. If you are at all interested in writing and self-publishing, particularly via CreateSpace, you will want to make yourself familiar with it, too. In particular, the post I’m linking to here, which features guest blogger, Dean Fetzer. Read more…

Sunday’s Blog of the Week: Caitlin Stern Writes

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Caitlin Stern is my good friend and my editor, as well, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be objective about her blog. I can be, and I am, and it’s a very nice place to visit. She posts various regular features throughout the week, such as Top Ten Tuesdays, and Weekend Writing Warriors, and these are always fun to check out. She also shares her thoughts on a variety of topics related to books and writing, and these are thought-provoking topics as well. But the best thing about Caitlin’s blog for me are the days when she shares a new poem.

Caitlin is a gifted poet whose observations can be touching and profound, or light-hearted and amusing. Or sometimes, a combination of both. No matter the mood of the poem, it is sure to speak to something in your soul. If you love poetry, as I do, I highly recommend checking out her blog. And even if you don’t, the other posts are certain to pull you in. I’m especially fond of her participation in Top Ten Tuesdays. One of these days I’m actually going to sign on to take part in that, myself, but until then, it’s always a treat to see how Caitlin tackles each week’s subject.

Stop by to see what’s happening at Caitlin Stern Writes, and be sure to tell her I said hello! You’ll enjoy yourself there.

Caitlin Stern Writes

Sunday’s Blog of the Week: Silver Birch Press

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One of My Favorite Silver Birch Press Anthologies
Definitely 5 of 5 Stars

Silver Birch Press was one of the first blogs I started following when I joined the WordPress family, and it’s still one of the most inspiring out there. Filled with every sort of poetry, excerpts from essays and books, and quotes and ideas that inspire me daily, it’s my Go-To place for a quick look at the difference words can make in our lives.

An independent publisher out of Los Angeles, Silver Birch Press represents new voices in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Plays and Poetry, and does so with flair and style, but they also keep us in touch with the voices of those who have gone before. Part of the fun of seeing what’s new each day is never knowing if I’m going to discover a brand new writer, or be reminded of the brilliance of someone whose work I admired years ago. And I have a special fondness for SBP, since they have given me an opportunity to express my voice, as well. I’ve had poems included in several of their wonderful anthologies. Without that experience, I might never have decided to take the plunge and write my first novel.

For all of the reasons listed above, I’m happy to present Silver Birch Press as my Blog of the Week, and I hope some of you will head on over to check them out. Follow SBP, and you’ll get an email notice keeping you abreast of each new poem or excerpt, so you won’t miss anything that speaks to your heart.  Take it from me, there’s always something wonderful, fun, or inspirational being shared there.

Silver Birch Press

Sunday’s Blog of the Week: Sharechair

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Are you a bonafide computer geek, knowledgeable in all things technological? No? Me, neither. Would you like to learn how to do more with the devices in your life, and have all the tips and tricks explained in easy-to-understand terms that make everything simple and clear? Me, too. That’s why I visit Sharechair: Everyday Technology for Everyday Folks so often.

From the most basic instructions on how to use your iPhone and iPad, to settings that require a bit more understanding, to fun games and apps, Sharechair will show you the way. And you’ll have a good time, too. The link I’m providing takes you to the About The Blog page, but the menu across the top will take you to all sorts of other goodies, like: All Things Kindle, How-To’s, iOS7, and Very Beginner Series. I’d suggest, however, starting at the tab marked New Visitors Please Start Here. (Sort of self-explanatory, that one.)

Wherever you start, if you own an iPad, a Kindle, or an iPhone, I bet you’ll learn a ton of stuff you never knew existed. I sure did. Stop by and say hi, then start finding out about all the cool things you can do that you never knew about before. Have fun!

Sharechair: Everyday Technology for Everyday Folks

Sunday’s Blog of the Week: Backyard Biology

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Chestnut-Sided Warbler by Sue Chaplin

I discovered Sue’s wonderful Backyard Biology blog shortly after I started this one nearly two years ago, and have followed it regularly ever since. Sue’s nature photography just gets better and better, but even more fun is that she combines her love of photography with a genuine interest in all things related to whatever she is taking pictures of at the time. Sue shares this information with her readers, in a way that makes it all entertaining and interesting. If you love animals, birds, scenic prairies, rivers, and more, you’ll love Backyard Biology. Do stop by and see for yourself. And be sure to tell Sue I said hi! 🙂

Backyard Biology

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