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Welcome to Mom Writer's Talk Radio! An internet radio talk show for mom writers who have something to say.
Mom Writer’s Talk Radio is an online talk show which
airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week around the globe and
features mom writers and authors. At Mom Writer’s Talk
Radio our mission is to unite moms who write and give
them the credit they deserve. Every week we talk with
your favorite mom authors, discuss their latest work,
talk about how the writing process works for them, and
share their secrets on balancing a hectic schedule while
writing and raising a family.
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Our Authors This Month…
- Joshilyn Jackson
- Lani Diane Rich
- Grace Fox
- Jenn Doucette
November 4, 2005
Latest book – gods in Alabama, Warner
When Arlene Fleet headed off to college in Chicago, she made three
promises to God: She would never again lie, she would
stop fornicating with every boy who crossed her path,
and she'd never, ever go back to her tiny hometown of
Possett, Alabama (the "fourth rack of Hell"). All God had to do in
exchange was to make sure the body of high school
quarterback Jim Beverly was never found. Ten years
later, Arlene has kept her promises, but an old
school-mate has recently turned up asking questions. And
now Arlene's African American beau has given her a tough
ultimatum: introduce him to her family, or he's gone. As
she prepares to confront guilt, discrimination, and a
decade of deception, Arlene is about to discover just
how far she will go to find redemption – and love.
~ from Joshilyn Jackson’s website
November 11, 2005
Lani Diane Rich,
Latest Book – Ex and The Single Girl, release Nov. 14, 2005
Portia Fallon calls it PTE—or the Penis Teflon Effect.
It's the way all the women in her family deflect men
like ping pong balls. No man has ever "stuck" with a
Fallon woman for more than two years, and Portia has
nearly surpassed that record. Until her live-in
boyfriend dumps her. Now, everyone from her mother Mags
to Auntie Vera and Grandma Bev is convinced that Portia
must have ### with a temporary man. Enter Ian Beckett, a
sexy, smart, and unsuspecting British novelist, who's
visiting her small town of Truly, Georgia,
for the summer. Then enter once again Portia's ex-beau,
who's decided to fight to win her back. Now Portia faces
a slippery decision: Which of these men has the right
stuff to make a commitment stick?
~ from Amazon.com
November 18, 2005
Grace Fox, www.GraceFox.com
Latest Book – 10-Minute Time Outs for Busy Women, Harvest House Publishers
Author of 10-Minute Time Outs for Moms and 10-Minute Time Outs for Busy Women
Fox will be sharing tips from her “10 Top Tips for New Writers” workshop, which will help new
writers work on breaking into print.
November 25, 2005
Jenn Doucette, www.DaisyMinistries.com
Latest Book – The Velveteen Mommy – Laughter and Tears from the Toy Box Years, NavPress
Over time, the everyday tension builds and the
inevitable mommy mania rears its ugly head. But just
about the time she threatens to superglue her kids'
shoes to their perpetually sockless feet, she gets
booted out of the house to find her marbles-maybe to
meet a friend at a coffee shop, browse at her favorite
bookstore, or find restoration at a church retreat.
Whether you're a mom of toddlers or teens, you can
probably identify. If you need a little change of pace,
some comforting conversation, a sympathetic shoulder for
a tear or two, and lots of laughter to lighten your
load, you'll find it all within the covers of this book.
The Velveteen Mommy can help every mother become real
~ from NavPress
Writing Tips of the Month
- Always carry a notebook with you – you never know when
inspiration will hit.
- Always type your work. Publishers, theatres, or TV companies will NOT accept
handwritten material. Ever.
- Always have someone read your work before you send it
out- but not your mother, best friend, or partner. Try
a work colleague or someone who is relatively unbiased
- Keep a record of where you send your work and what
date. This will make it easy to determine when to
follow up and resubmit if necessary.
- Be persistent. Most projects are rejected, often by a
number of publishers, before they are accepted. Keep circulating your proposal.
- Be teachable. Learn all you can to hone your writing
skills. Constructive criticism is a great gift that
will make your project better and help you grow as a
If you'd like to share a writing tip of your own,
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Three Sites For NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo isn’t something off of Mork and Mindy – it
stands for National Novel Writing Month and it kicked
off on November 1st. If you want to try your
hand at writing fiction, this is an insane way to do it.
You basically pledge to write a book in 30 days. This is
great if you keep getting hung up on silly things like
editing or outlining. Who knows? Maybe your NaNoWriMo
book will land a five book deal like it did for Lani
Here are your sites of the month:
- National Novel Writing Month
This is the official NaNoWriMo site. Learn how it works
and chat with other on this crazy pledge.
- The National Novel Writing Month Progress Meter
This site offers a downloadable word counter so you can
show off your progress.
- The Blue Technologies Group :
This company offers writing software that can help you
track and finish your NaNo project.
Three Markets For House and Home
This month’s markets are for House and Home articles.
Remember, to write an article for a regionally based
magazine, you don’t necessarily need to live there. This
month’s markets are from WritersMarket.com.
If you would like to see markets for a particular area,
please email your suggestions to:
- California Homes Magazine
McFadden-Bray Publishing Corp.
P.O. Box 8655
Newport Beach, CA 92658
80% freelance written
- Carolina Homes & Interior
P.O. Box 22617
Charleston, SC 29413
Contact: Andrew Mosier, managing editor
- The Herb Quarterly
EGW Publishing Co.
1041 Shary Circle
Concord, CA 94518
Contact: Jennifer Barrett, editor
95% freelance written
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