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I was on a panel at the 2015 AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country, speaking on the topic, “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.” Debbie Taylor, my cover artist at The Wild Rose Press, and owner of DCA Graphics, provided some insights into cover design that I shared …

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Last month, I introduced New York Times bestseller Dianna Love as the November featured speaker at the Atlanta Author Series 2015 sponsored by the Friends of the Roswell Library and the Roswell Library (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System). The program gives patrons of the library a sample of what local authors are writing and gives local …

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Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of listening to a talk by Ronald H. Balson, lawyer and author of Saving Sophie, sequel of Once We Were Brothers, at the Book Festival of the MJCCA in Atlanta. I had heard him speak before, but enjoyed his talk just as much the second time around. In …

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Some friends and I from Georgia Romance Writers participated in an Emerging Authors event earlier this month at the FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA, named Best Bookstore in Atlanta in 2013 by Atlanta Magazine. The shop offers this event for small-press and self-published authors six times a year.  At our event, the store hosted …