Tag Archives: Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges

#210–Happiness is . . .

  I ran across a photo of me reading a class “book” (student’s large papers connected together) to my first graders of what made them happy. Each started with Happiness is. . . . It was modeled after Charles M. Schultz’s … Continue reading

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#195––Who’d a thunk it . . .

  Occasionally life surprises you––sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good. Three times in the past few weeks were who’d-a-thunk-it situations that I’d like to share. The green hills of California Usually when I visit California, the green … Continue reading

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#193–Excuses, excuses, excuses . . .

  Not much happening, but just enough to give me plenty of excuses for not starting my new book. I had planned to have the research and text finished before I head to California mid-April. Not so sure now. Stay … Continue reading

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#183–Finding your niche . . .

All writers know their genre, but not all writers know if their writing fits a specific niche. If your writing does, then you can market to that niche. My bridge books fit into historic and also Oregon Coast niches, as … Continue reading

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#178–I’m back––134 books in 10 days . . .

I could have named this post “Back in the saddle again” or “Road trips are fun!” But the numbers were what blew me away. By following my usual game plan of calling ahead before hitting the road, I sold more … Continue reading

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#151–Plan B in Junction City . . .

  Since last Thursday, folks have been heading to Junction City to attend the Scandinavian Festival to enjoy the fabulous food and dances that have become such a tradition in the festival’s 54–year history. I, however, went to Junction City on … Continue reading

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#106–History of Florence––Arcadia style . . .

Sitting at my dining room table, I’m surrounded by historical society books filled with stickies, a file of photocopied articles with highlighted segments, a sample Arcadia Press book, and their Author Guidelines and Layout Planner. It has begun––writing the history … Continue reading

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