Ouch! That hurts, thank you.

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One thing both independent authors and traditionally published writers share is criticism. However a work gets published, once it is “out there” it is fair game. The first time I hit the “Publish” button, I felt physically ill, for fear … Continued

Am I a real author?

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Nearly three years ago when I finally finished my first novel, Hollow, and published it through Amazon’s CreateSpace, I felt apologetic when people asked about my publisher, responding with some version of, “Oh, I’m afraid I just published it myself.” … Continued

Priorities of the Independent Author

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Like many (can I say most?) independent authors, I support myself by working a full-time job. Since completing the Bunny Elder Adventure series, publishing a new book every six months, I had planned to use some of my precious writing … Continued

Writer’s Block? What Writers Block?

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We all hear a lot about the struggles writers can have coming up with the next plot turn, but I struggle with the opposite problem, something I call writer’s rush. Once the plot has been outlined, the main characters roughed … Continued

Work in Progress

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I am currently in the outline and characterization stage of my next J.B.Hawker novel. Naidenne Grinager and Rev. Scott Davidson (introduced in the Bunny Elder series) have been married for about a year when the story opens. They are living … Continued

…and Something Blue, Book Four of the Bunny Elder Adventure Series

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This book, published this month, is the final installment of the Bunny Elder series. Against her better judgment, Bunny sets sail on a voyage to Australia. Along the way she encounters pirates and learns a surprising secret about her new … Continued

Seadrift, Book Three in the Bunny Elder Adventure Series

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After her Italian adventure, Bunny is determined to learn who she is outside the roles of pastor’s wife and younger sister. She loved the Oregon coast when her late husband’s ministry took them there for a few years, so she … Continued

Vain Pursuits, Book Two in the Bunny Elder Adventure Series

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When we last saw Bunny at the end of Book 1, she was picking up the pieces of her life.  In Book 2 we discover what happens when she accepts her sister’s invitation to come and stay on her Idaho … Continued

Hollow, Book One in the Bunny Elder Adventure Series

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Hollow, my debut novel, began as a random comment to my youngest son one October day while we were taking a walk. Observing the grisly Halloween decorations in the neighborhood, I remarked that if I were a serial killer getting … Continued

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