Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Helpful Books for Writers

Two books that can help you as a writer:
  • The Writer's Guide to Queries, Pitches & Proposals by Moirs Allen
  • THE RIGHT WAY TO WRITE, PUBLISH AND SELL YOUR BOOK Your Complete guide to Successful Authorship by Patricia L. Fry

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Is this Bragging or Promoting

Is this Bragging or Promoting? It is difficult to write up my own bio - I feel silly - like bragging as a child when my mother said it was a "no-no." I wrote my first long bio.  I have been involved in many creative areas. If I thought I had a chance I entered/submitted a foot in the door and sometimes it was only a toe. Sometimes I was paid and some not. Everything I tried I learned from that experience.  At workshops, retreats and conferences, they stress you must promote yourself - get your name out there.

If you allow people to make more withdrawls than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance in the negative. Know when to close the account - Christie Williams.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Missy Ann's Card

The bottom of this card did not show. It has a pedestal. My granddaughter Missy showers me with beautiful hand crafted cards from PAPYRUS  for she knows I love them. Thanks Missy Ann, I love it.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Art Odyessy tour May 17-18-19, Mountain Home, Arkansas and surrounding area artisans studio tour. The Ozark Regional Arts Council newsletter -Regional Arts Gazette (RAG) will be out next week. The updates and news about authors/writers in North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri will be part of the newsletter. So, authors/writers please keep me updated with your news. Exciting creative adventures are happening in this area and I am over-joyed.

Monday, May 07, 2012


Please support the authors in your local area at bookstores, libraries, and their signings. Purchase a book
for a child and watch their eyes light up and a big smile fill their face. Children's books are fun to read - ask an adult for they have always loved children's books.

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative

in the country. Each year, books for young people and the joy of reading are feted

for a full week with author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties,

and other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, and homes

from coast to coast!

That Bookstore In Blytheville will have several events celebrating CBW, including

author appearances, book readings, and give aways. Come down and help us spread

the joy of reading to our local youth!


Mary Gay Shipley

That Bookstore in Blytheville