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What Book Promoters Are Looking For: The Author Press Kit

  By Jodie Cain Smith Columbia II Chapter Member My first phone conversation with the Director of Public Relations for my local library system surprised me. I introduced myself, told her the title of my novel, and of my interest … Continue reading

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Intentional Incongruities

By Kasie Whitener Columbia II Chapter Member   I hate magical realism. It’s deceptive. It uses modernisms like cars and airports and government incompetence to make you feel like the story is real. Then a horse flies (Winter’s Tale). Or … Continue reading

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Second Chances, New Value

With the onset of each year, I begin a new reading challenge. Last year, I promised to read and review one friend’s book each month. I admitted defeat by July. This year, I am off to a much better start. … Continue reading

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The Power of Giving Back

I will admit that I am a somewhat selfish person. I cherish my personal time, I encourage personal space, and although a hardcore extrovert by nature, I seek opportunities for my own individual interests at every turn. Daily, all of … Continue reading

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