Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ridley Pearson, a friend when we both lived in Idaho. He has come a long way and is a great guy and writer.
JULY 2009 NEWSLETTER KILLER SUMMER STARTS...On Sale Date: June 30th!!!KILLER SUMMER ORDER THE BOOK:IndieBound, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble

St Louis ( Fenton, MO) Barnes and Noble, Tuesday, June 30, 7 PM
Scottsdale, AZ—Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Wednesday, July 1, 7 PM
Houston, TX—Murder By The Book, Thursday, July 2, 6:30 PM
St Louis (Frontenac)—St Louis County Library, Thursday, July 9, 7 PM
Ketchum, Idaho—Community Library, Thursday, July 16, 6 PM.
Thanks for the support, Ridley

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Historic Ozarks Mills Book ~ Take the tour! Order at www.photozarks.com < click here, call or go postal. Collectable 1st edition, details on website, order before they're history! Photozarks ~ Mike McArthy

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Children's Books http://www.publishersweekly.com
Writing Picture Books http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com
If you get a chance, please stop by Donna's Book Pub tomorrow. I'm having a special guest blogger who has written several books for children. Her latest book from Writer's Digest in on Writing Picture Books. Even if you don't write for children, her advice is helpful. She is posting about "Grabbing Your Reader from the First Word" and offering to give away a copy of one of her books to a randomly selected visitor who posts a comment or asks a question on my blog this week.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Castles of The Blue


Unique, uninhibited compositions composed by
Wes Bensching born with talent to hear musical
sounds that inspires the imagination.
Album has eight distinct orchestra numbers.

Castles of the Blue – I visualize different cloud formations passing
before me.
The Night in your Eyes – Generates the feeling of a vintage movie
of two lovers struggling with their emotions.
Getting Back up – Will give the listener the enter feeling of
encouragement to try again.
Blinding Wind – Sparks the imagination of riding the wind on
a magical unicorn into an uncharted world.
It’s Gone – The emotion of ecstasy ascends and fades beyond reach.
Sister – Reflection of what was and what is.
On One Level – Homage for all
OG’s Dream – Questioning the elements with anger and compliance
© Written & Designed by Mary Nida Smith

The original flyer/poster design would not reproduce for the blog. If you would like a copy of the original -email me at : marynida@lakeviewnet.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rejections test your will to continue. Read more on this subject "Writers & Rejections: Don't give up" at http://www.inkygirl.com

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Promotional Campaign, Gardening, Crafts & Focus:

I volunteered to help promote a wonderful young man named Wes Bensching and his new label Hard Fault. He has a great love for writing and composing his own style of unique music. Every note on Hard Fault’s CDs is performed by Wes. He plays several instruments, compiles, and edits to create leisure music. http://amiestreet.com/music/hard-fault

January’s ice storm removed many tree limbs in the Woodland Garden. No more canopy of trees. The sun has found its way in where I have to rethink from shade to sun growing plants. This is a new adventure. The garden is my place to think – refocus my life as a writer- what book to rewrite, what one to submit, and what one to start writing.

Focus, focus, focus- How does one keep focused in this crazy, changing world. Deadlines I can keep because I gave my word – I keep my word. I just wish, I could keep my word I place on myself,

Before I start submitting crafts and recycling articles and two books I have finished on these subjects, I would like to start a blog on these subjects. What I have sold in the past and what I have researched; non-fiction sells quicker than fiction for children and adults.
What do you think?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ozark Writers & Illustrators:
The deadline for submitting a first page for critique at the Ozark Writers and Illustrators for Children [including YA] is June 12th. The conference is July 11th (Saturday) at the Lebanon-Laclede County library this year. For more info, including a downloadable registration form, go to www.owaic.org. Great conference for writers - even if not specializing in children's writing. Great for illustrators, too.
On July 10th, the library is hosting an Author Day/Book fair for writers of all ages and genres [except things not suitable for public library] from noon to 5 - no charge, but need to reserve a table by emailing rklein@lebanon-laclede.lib.mo.us.
~ member MWG, Ozark Pen Masters Guild, SCBWI

J.C. Ragland, Ed.D.
One cannot build an orchestra with one instrument; harmony requires multiple notes.
-- Elaine Estervig Beaubien