Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Witches’ Cliff - a novella about modern-day witches


It’s the middle of summer and hot as a firecracker. So, with that in mind, let’s think about falling autumn temperatures.  Witches’ Cliff is a Halloween novella about modern-day witches.

When Penelope Winters stepped out of her black-as-night BMW at the Deerbourne Inn located in Vermont, she felt she was home. Her family was originally from Vermont and she and her mother left when she was a baby. She’d never been back.  But there was something about the place . . .

Penny came from a long line of witches. She and her late mother were modern-day practicing wiccan ad she was there for Halloween – and not just for the trick-or-treating. She planned to see where her family once lived and try to talk to her dead grandmother on Halloween night.
Modern Halloween tradition came about from the Christianizing of ancient pagan practices. The trick-or-treating we see today probably began as parades for All Souls Day (also known as All Hallows Day), a Catholic holiday which now falls on November first. The ancient festival was then renamed All Hallows Eve. October 31st is the midway point between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. It was just the time for Penny to contact her ten-times great grandmother. She had a question she needed help with.
Penney knew it was more than a feeling that she was not the only witch in Willow Springs, Vermont. Would that be good or bad? Willow Springs had once had their own witch trials but instead of being burned at the stake, the unfortunate women were thrown from a rocky cliff and Penny planned to see that cliff while she was there. It would be just the place to contact her grandmother who died a horrible death along with others in that dark time.
Penny came with a purposed to the inn that weekend, and then she met Liam.
The Deerbourne Inn series is a fun romp through the Vermont bed and breakfast scene.  Several authors for The Wild Rose Press wrote stories of various genres and times.  Check out Witches’ Cliff and the other stories of the Deerbourne Inn. 

Peggy Chambers


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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Izzy O’Donnell series – Eye for and Eye.


I am Jocelyn Pedersen, a Canadian-born award-winning, AP-published, professional journalist with hundreds of published clips in various newspapers and magazines. And I decided to write a novel. A lover of the mystery and thriller, I digest every piece of Criminal Minds with my friends and family. And that is where the Izzy O’Donnell series came to mind. The first in the series is titled Eye for an Eye.

Rookie detective Izzy O'Donnell is on the trail of a serial killer who's murdering victims and leaving behind body parts wrapped in Bible verses.  Izzy tracks him down with the help of her two partners, Moreno and Cal.

Her friend, Apple, thinks she's telepathic and she and her pet rabbit can smell death on Izzy's clothes.  Unnerved by unexplained dreams, Izzy forges forth to solve the case. A homeless man, a philandering televangelist, and a mentally challenged gardener are among the suspects who distract Izzy from seeing the killer, who has been getting to know her all along.

Izzy is a Rookie - it is obvious the way she up-chucks on a crime scene and hesitates to make her opinions known.  She’s at the bottom of the rung on a long ladder that may never reach the top.  But she has instincts and knows a pervert when she works a crime scene. And they have one in this case.
She was a uniform cop for years and grew up in a household of policemen.  Her dad retired from the force, and now she looks after him and his bar after every shift. The most important thing in her life is to make him proud of her and to become the caliber of cop he was.

The latest round of murders are getting the better of her and everyone who works it.  And that is just how the perp wants it.  If they are pitted against each other, the crimes will never be solved. 
Check out the first in the Izzy O’Donnell series – Eye for and Eye.


An Eye for an Eye
by Jocelyn Pedersen

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Blooming Justice


Erin grew up in a loving home – just she and her mom after the death of her father. They had little money, but they were happy. She had friends, family and a plan to go to college to become a lawyer. 

Todd grew up with a bully for a father, a scared mouse for a mother, and a brother who left home as quickly as possible.  The two things they had that Erin didn’t was money and power.

They could not be more opposite.

Erin quickly realized she was out of her league when she accepted the date from Todd and showed up at the senior prom in a borrowed dress.  She was bullied and sexually harassed at the prom in front of the entire senior class.

Once at college, Todd escalated from bullying to rape and Erin began to hear about it on campus.  She wasn’t certain at first who they were talking about and then it became obvious. Todd was on the University of Tulsa campus too and he was the main topic of conversation some nights in the girls’ bathroom at the library.

After the incident at the prom, Erin grew up quickly the first year of college with a new job in her aunt’s law firm, leaving home, and learning about the law.  She still maintained her friends, but she had changed. 
 
According to Webster’s dictionary a bully is someone who seeks to harm, intimidate, or coerce someone perceived as vulnerable. To persecute.

Stuck on the same campus as Todd, Erin decides it is time to turn persecution into prosecution with the help of her aunt, an attorney in a prestigious Tulsa law firm after her best friend, Bernadette, goes missing.

Blooming Justice is the first in the Keystone Lake series set in beautiful, green, eastern Oklahoma. It is a new twist on an old story. Money and power do not keep you from justice and Erin will prove it.

Peggy Chambers
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Publishing in Today's Market Part Two

I remember 15 years ago before we started The Wild Rose Press, writers were starting to talk about epublishing and not in a positive light.  But RJ Morris saw that this was going to be the next big thing in publishing and we decided to open The Wild Rose Press knowing there were authors who wanted this option. Some writers were resistant, they didn’t think that was “real” publishing. 

At the same time, authors who were published through vanity presses were scorned.  They were looked down on as not good enough for traditional, royalty paying publishing. How soon the times change. Now small press, traditional, and yes, even vanity publishing, are all options for writers. All are career choices for many successful writers.

While The Wild Rose Press has always been and remains a royalty paying publisher in the traditional sense of the word, it has become apparent over the past few years that in order to stay current and meet the needs of all writers – we needed to offer more.

We worked with our business advisors and came up with a division of the company called The Write Advice (www.thewriteadvice.com). 

TWA is not meant to replace The Wild Rose Press. It is a different and separate option for writers who want more control over their books. The Write Advice allows writers the option to pay the one time, upfront costs to get their books published.

TWA offers options for authors. An author just starting out can pay for coaching/consulting sessions by phone or email or a combination of both. Authors who purchase these packages have the sole attention of a professional editor or marketing person at their disposal for any and all questions.  Again, it is a service that we found was needed. Authors who have purchased this option were thrilled with the one on one attention they received.

There are those who will say that we have become a vanity press. They're wrong and it's just not true. We are and will always be a publisher that is open to what is needed in today’s market. We are offering writers more options. We're a business that wants to meet the needs of authors.

There isn’t a right or wrong way to be published.  Our mission, to grow writers into authors, remains the same now as it ever was before. We are customer oriented and believe in the personal approach to all we do. We are hands on and want what is best for our authors. 

Voted P & E Best Publisher of the Year 11 times isn’t a small achievement. We value your support. Having authors who have been with us since 2006 speaks volumes.  And now, offering more options for writers and not forcing them to only be published in one way is how we continue to evolve.  Vanity press?  Traditional publisher? Small Press? E-Publisher? It doesn’t matter what someone might call us. we will always be here to meet the needs of authors.  We want to be YOUR option when you decide what to do with your next book.  

Rhonda Penders
President, Editor-in-Chief
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Publishing in today's market


With the arrival of Internet, and every possible technical device and software you can imagine, in less than a few seconds your words can be sent around the world, be it through a post on a blog, or tweet, or other social media.  The same is true for books.  Oh, I could argue for and against all the ways books are published, but in the end,  it is up to the author to choose what is right for them and their work.  No longer is there a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to publish. 

Many say that self-publishing your book isn’t real publishing.  That you have to go through a traditional publishing house to be ‘really’ published.  Let’s examine the definition of published. 

PUBLISHED:  (of an author or company) prepare and issue a book, journal, piece of music, or other work for public sale.

Nowhere does it say it must be by a traditional publishing house.  So why would you define yourself and your work based on some tweet or comment off the Internet?  As the old adage goes, if they said you had to jump off a bridge to be published, would you do that?  Of course not.  Then why would you choose what isn’t right for you?

It’s been said that the hardest part is writing the book.  Well, that is true, it is hard to write a book, but it’s also difficult to publish it when you have no knowledge of formatting manuscripts, designing cover art, obtaining ISBNs, filing for copyright, getting a book prepped properly to go to print, dealing with distributors and the many steps they require to sell your book.  Although it’s all possible in today’s point and click world, only some want to do it all, others only care to do some of it, and then there are those that want to do nothing but write the book. 

To meet this growing need for choice in the rapidly changing world of publishing, The Wild Rose Press has created various options for you to choose form.  True, we are a traditional, royalty paying, publishing house, but it seemed silly not to offer our skills and knowledge to help writers in every way we can.  That’s the reason we started this company in the first place.  To help writers and grow authors. 

If you don’t wish to go the traditional route, don’t.  You can create your own publishing package through our new Assisted Publishing program.  You don’t even have to allow us to publish the work for you, you can choose only to have us assist you with some of the difficult steps.  You choose your publishing path, because in the end, it is your work, they are your words, and you should be in control of what happens with your book. 

Ms. RJ Morris

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Co-Founder of
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July 2019 - Midsummer Magic

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July 2019 - Midsummer Magic



THE DUKE’S MAGNIFICENT BASTARD
by Sandra Masters  



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JULY 5TH – 26TH

“I expect you to behave like a perfect lady in my absence.”

Sweet heaven, these three years had sped by. She’d have her nuisance of a debut soon.
“You’ll find yourself well occupied with gentleman callers, I’m sure. I promise to be back for your introduction to society for I’ll be your first dance.”

She smiled with delight, and he leaned in to give her a tender kiss on her forehead.
Could the man be made of Gibraltar rock? Alicia raised her head in perfect alignment with his lips, and a kiss meant in tenderness turned into an explosion of desire. When he entered her mouth with his wicked tongue, she answered with all the longing in her body.


He withdrew, inhaled a long breath, exhaled, and again cautioned, “Never let anyone do that to you, and don’t tempt me again, my dear. It cannot be between us.”

She sensed the regret in his tone and pulled at his greatcoat. “Why not, Thorn? We are so well suited for each other. Don’t we always enjoy our time together? Give me one good reason why, and I’ll stop dreaming of you.”

The back of his hand touched her cheek, and slid to the cleft in her throat. “Another good admonition: don’t dream of any man at night. That will lead to inappropriate consequences.”

Thorn moved away, and her face became outlined in the semi-darkness of the coach. She was the sweeping vista that justified his secret beliefs. Yes, he wanted her to dream of him. If she knew how much he craved to be in those dreams, he’d not be able to contain his desires—or hers.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

TWRP goes to the Movies




Every author dreams of getting the call.  Not just the call offering a contract for their book but THE call, the one from Hollywood.

For TWRP author, Karilyn Bentley that dream became a reality this past spring.  Okay Karilyn didn’t get the call, I did,  but then I got to make the call to her.

This wasn’t the first time that Hollywood has called me.  I’ve talked to producers over the years, have gotten excited a few times only to be let down when nothing comes of the conversation.   Even a few projects that have gone into contracts, frankly, died on the table.  Nothing. 

But this was a bit different.  This production company wasn’t looking to take a book that we had published and make it into a movie, they wanted to have a book written specifically for them to make into a movie.  They had a specific author in mind and wanted to discuss their project with me.    
Karilyn Bentley has a series of books about Demons.  The producer emailed me and asked me about these books and the author.  A phone meeting was set. 

I spoke with the producer, Charlie, in early February.  I was pretty tough on him wanting all the details, telling him how I knew this would never go anywhere and how did I know if we worked together on this project it would ever get to the movies? Having called authors in the past with exciting news about a production company interested in their book only to have nothing ever happen, I’m a lot more cautious these days.
 
Charlie assured me that there were 9 other books in process of being written and he wanted Karilyn to write him a proposal for the 10th.  It was a series called The Deadly Ten.  Would she be willing?  It had to be written very fast, needed to be ready to release in mid summer so they could begin filming in September. 

The Deadly Ten project is a 10 book series that would go to Amazon Prime movies.  He wanted to film the makings of each of these movies and live stream them on his site as they were being produced.  He felt that people were curious about how movies were made and he thought this was a unique spin on this series.

A quick phone call with Karilyn confirmed her interest and we set up a joint phone call with Charlie.  Charlie gave her an outline of what he wanted in this book and she was to fill in the rest.  She wrote a full synopsis, we presented it to Charlie and he loved it.  Contracts were started.  Then stalled. 

Did I say I’m stubborn?  I’m not an easy person to get a contract past.  I was going to fight for our author and her rights to this book even if he had been the one to commission it. I dug in my heels, I negotiated, he tried charm, and being the tough guy.  I held firm. Finally, I had an agreement I felt good about going to Karilyn with and she agreed to the terms as well.   

After a quick conversation with Lill Farrell, Karilyn,’s editor and asking if she could get the editing done in a short turnaround, and a conversation with RJ Morris who decided to handle the cover herself, the contract was signed and we were on our way to the movies!

Karilyn was amazing and created the book of Charlie’s vision in record time.  RJ created a cover that blew him away and everything snowballed from there.  A few more conversations with our producer and then bam, the links were live, and Charlie’s vision of a 10 book/movie production was underway.

We will have live streams on our website the entire time filming for this series takes place.  We will have some special events around the actual filming of The ShadowHeart Curse which they say will now be sometime in October.  All the movies are set for a release date sometime mid February 2020.  We will be celebrating for sure and walking a virtual red carpet. 






Rhonda Penders
President, Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

How writing can help with your mental health – an author’s musings



An author’s musings on their writing journey
I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember but writing is better than therapy. I’m that person who always pictures the worse-case scenarios, take hours, to fall asleep and is still awake when the sun comes up.

Medication barely helps my tightened chest and I lack the focus for meditation. My mind wanders too often and my whole body fidgets. Sometimes I even laugh because I don’t know what else to do.
Writing drowns out the noise in my head – maybe because I’m focusing on fictional characters and storylines far removed from the real world. At work on my breaks, if my mind starts to spin out of control, writing for a few minutes straight helps me refocus. People cope with anxiety in different ways but writing with some form of exercise helps me.

But being an author, brings a whole new level of worry. Not everyone will support you. The rejections sting every time. Negative feedback can dampen your confidence, erasing every glowing review. I often wondered whether my efforts were worth it or if my writing skills were good enough. With an industry full of self-doubt, it’s so important to find your tribe.

My mother encouraged me to enroll in a creative writing course at RMIT. This university in Melbourne, Australia does short courses that runs for 8-10 weeks for three hours a week after work. I loved every moment of the class and ended up doing three short courses. The teachers were inspiring, and it was great to speak to likeminded people. I workshopped my stories in class and continued with my manuscripts after the courses finished. At first, I was terrified of reading my work out to people, but the more I did this, the more I got used to the process. Everyone was always supportive and gave constructive feedback.

Yet, I never thought a traditional book contract would ever happen for me. To me, a book deal was equivalent to be an actor or a singer. The odds are so highly stacked against you. When I first received my contract from The Wild Rose Press for Law & Disorder, I kept reading the words in disbelief. Any moment I thought someone would say, “actually you suck and we’re taking the contract back”.

Now, I’m pleased Law & Disorder has come to life. Every time I receive a good review, it’s often a surprise to me. Perhaps it’s the anxiety talking. I am so grateful people have been enjoying my book.

Thanks for reading.


Liv

Author Bio
Liv Arnold has worked as a copywriter for several global companies and now runs her own freelance business. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and lives with her husband and their spoiled dog, who only eats freshly cooked meals. When she’s not writing, Liv’s avoiding the gym, devouring a cheese platter, or marathoning way too much TV. And of course, she’s a massive book addict and often reads until all hours of the night.

Law & Disorder blurb
Lawyer Juliet Jackson has come head to head with Sergeant Jesse Burns on numerous occasions in court. He is provoking. Pigheaded. Punch-worthy. They don't get along. Not one little bit. The unfortunate fact he's also her next-door neighbor brings her loathing off the charts. But when Juliet's caught locked outside her home in nothing but a skimpy towel, she must swallow her pride and turn to Jesse for help. She doesn't expect the explosive chemistry between them and can't help but wonder if Jesse's as demanding in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blooming Justice


Oklahoma, in the middle of the Great Plains of the United States, is home to more miles of shoreline than the most any state in the union.  We have lots of water especially in the eastern part of the state.  It is aptly called Green Country because of the rolling hills, lakes, rivers and streams. 
            Keystone Lake is located just west of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the second largest city in the state, and its beauty is known far and wide.  It is the perfect backdrop for mystery and intrigue. It is a hydroelectric as well as recreational lake – I’ve boated on it many times.  I grew up part-time on its shores as a kid due to the kindness of a friend’s family, and then later bought property there myself.  And it seemed the perfect place for a story about a young woman coming to adulthood and learning to take care of herself and her friends.  She is smart and she is strong, and she is planning on making a mark in this world.  And she does.  
            A down-to-earth girl, Erin planned to attend the senior prom at her small town of Mannford, Oklahoma with her three best friends. Then she got an invitation from a boy she knew little about.  He was out of her league – rich, handsome, and mysterious.  Why would he invite her?  She soon found out.  The date was an opportunity to embarrass and harass the small-town girl.  But Todd didn’t know who he was dealing with.
            Putting the incident at the senior prom behind her, Erin went off to find herself at Tulsa University and began working in her aunt’s law firm.  But Todd would be back to cause her trouble.  And he wasn’t the only one.  An attorney in the firm didn’t think she belonged there either and did his best to get rid of her.  She would end up fighting for her job and possibly her best friend’s life - no small feat for a freshman in college. But she didn’t come to college to fail.
            Check out Blooming Justice set on beautiful Keystone Lake and if you enjoy the story, leave me a review.   


Peggy Chambers

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Witches’ Cliff


Modern day Wiccans exist. Many people still practice the ancient religion.  In researching Wiccan practices for my novella, Witches’ Cliff, I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before like the use of crystals or minerals in their practices.  Wiccan Gerald Gardner’s Book of Shadows was used in the television show Charmed and is still used today.  Penny finds that original book in Barrett’s Books and Antiquities and is treated poorly after picking it up and carrying it to the front.  It fell from the top of a seldom used bookcase, but the proprietor acted like she was trying to steal it. That was when Penny realized this quaint little town held a lot of secrets it didn’t intend to give up.
            Originally traveling to the Vermont Deerbourne Inn for a weekend get-away from her home in Salem, Massachusetts, Penney encountered people and things she hadn’t planned on. An old woman kept appearing and disappearing telling her to go home.  She never went looking for Liam, the attractive electrician at the inn, or another witch.  But they found her.  It was Halloween and she wanted to contact her ten-times great-grandmother to ask her opinion on a marriage proposal back home.  She got more than she bargained for.
            The village had a dreadful past they didn’t talk about in town. About the same time as the Salem Witch Trials, Willow Springs, Vermont had their own trials.  But instead of burning the witches at the stake, they threw them from the cliffs to their deaths below.  Later the bones of the witches were gathered to make a monument to the ones who went before.  An arch was formed at the entrance to the cliffs as a reminder of those dark days and they could be a help or a hinderance to all who climbed the trail to the top of the cliff.
            Penny came to contact her ancestor on Halloween, the most powerful time of the year for a witch.  But would her grandmother help or hinder Penny in her quest for answers? 
            Check out Witches’ Cliff and leave me a review.  It is only one of the many novellas about the Deerbourne Inn located in the quaint Vermont countryside.  The inn has many stories to tell.         


Peggy Chambers

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Blooming Justice


It’s a long way from working in a flower shop to working in a law office, Erin thinks. But she will find that people are people wherever you go.  Some bully their way in life while others try to help along the way.
This novel is the first in the Keystone Lake series.  Keystone Lake in northeast Oklahoma is a laid-back life for some. But Tulsa is less than a thirty minute-drive and life in the big city is not the same as it is on the lake.
When Erin went to the senior prom with Todd, she wondered why he invited her.  The girls at her school were standing in line to go out with him.  She soon found out the prom was a ruse to embarrass the working-class girl and put on a show for his friends.  She was a pawn in his game of life.  But she endured.  She had a scholarship, a part-time job, and had been accepted to Tulsa University to study law.  Her aunt offered her a grunt job as a law clerk at her firm while she went to school, and life was working out as it should.
Then she ran into Todd on campus. It wasn’t long before rumors started to pop up about women being raped on campus and the rumors kept pointing at Todd. 
Erin, with the help of her aunt, begin to help build a case to put an end to Todd’s behavior and then her best friend went missing.
Keystone Lake is a beautiful part of the state and makes a great backdrop for mystery and intrigue.  Blooming Justice is the beginning of the series and I’m sure there will be many more stories from this part of the country.
Check out Blooming Justice and if you enjoy the story, leave me a review!


Peggy Chambers


Monday, January 28, 2019

HISTORIC CONFLICT IN YOUR TOOLBOX?

 The Power of History lingers in the toolbox of authors. Every book written with diligence includes some research.  Even Sci-Fi and Fantasy writers have to research what often is a thin line between truth and imagination. Science breaks barriers all the time, turning what once was a dream or quirk of imagination into reality. Airplanes, automobiles, spaceships, submarines, reactors and robots—all were once locked in the imagination and dreams of inventors and writers. There was a time when such dreamers were ridiculed or even killed. Remember, the earth was deemed flat, until ancient navigators proved otherwise.
  
   History always fascinates me, particularly the drama of conflict, its collateral damage and after-shocks. You’d think that lessons learned from the world’s earliest conflicts to Cyber Wars would serve as cautionary tales for the future. But human nature prevails over caution. And conflict always makes for a good story. Whether it’s spun into a tapestry of war and/or romance between characters, it will be a measured requirement by agents, editors and ultimately readers who determine the next BEST SELLER.Think of Gone With The Wind, a novel which rolled multiple conflicts—real and imagined—into an international best seller that remains on every list of all-time favorite novels. Granted, the movie version gave it a huge boost. Casualties of America’s Civil War reached 1.5 million—more than all combined wars involving American soldiers. Over 65,000 books have been written about this devastating period.  A hundred seventy years later, that war still engages controversy. Think about the recent statue and flag conflicts in the South.  Collateral damage lives long when immortalized in written history about a war that decimated America’s population, ended slavery, accelerated Industry and subsequently grasped the 19th Century need for American settlement of the West. (Another favorite era of romance and tragedy.)

      Almost 40 years ago, I was writing my first novel. The storyline covered the colorful era that accelerated western settlement after the Civil War. Western posts meant to protect settlers from Indians were springing up everywhere in the American West. The novel’s POV was from a German/Irish heroine and a half-Sioux hero who as children were caught in opposing massacres between Indians and whites. Navigating through historic times and their own prejudices, they grow up to find each other in a love storywith conflict that was an epic write—over 700 pages. The size for a lst novel had something to do with ultimate rejection. Devastated, I packaged the typed ms. and put it on ice.  Literally.  For 30 years it was shelved in a garage freezer while children, pets, homes and horses took control of my life.

     Writing was on the back burner, unless it was an occasional article or short story. However, one of the living characters in that huge novel was General Luther Prentice Bradley, the commander of Ft. Laramie from 1874-76.  Coincidentally, this same commander had survived the Civil War. While researching that first novel, I had written to Bradley’s living grandson in 1978. Prentice Bradley, the aging grandson sent me valuable historic anecdotes his father recalled as a child living at Ft. Laramie. It was many years later that coincidence. . . or karma would defrost the freezer novel, which was eventually scanned into a computer word file—with a lot of formatting errors to correct. 

     The Publishing Industry at the time was just beginning to recognize the threat of self-published authors who dared to forego agents and the dreaded “slush pile” of hope. Still, I began to pitch the book to agents at Writing Conferences and got similar blowback. Too long. Could it be a series?  Could you write a shorter book first, establish a website, platform and base? From a dozen Conferences all over the country, I learned what I didn’t know I needed to know and much of that had to do with persistence and timing. 

   
  Fast forward to empty nest, empty barn and finding a publisher for the shorter book I was now pitching—The Accidental Wife—with a contemporary heroine who was now a descendant of my freezer book heroine. About this time, someone online found my letter to the now deceased grandson, Prentice Bradley, in U.S. Army History archives in Pennsylvania. New contact was formed with the great grandson of General Bradley. Robert D. Bradley and I have been pen pals for years now. I was an enthusiastic cheerleader when he decided to self publish his great grandfather’s Civil War letters written home. After he sent me a copy of the project in the hands of Create Space, I helped to edit some of his personal contributions. He sent me the print version last fall, titled BRADLEY’S LETTERS SENT HOME—available also in the eBook version on Amazon. I was first to review the book on Amazon as “a gift to history” because of the amazing, eloquent and revealing letters from the General who had become a character in that freezer book yet to be published. Bob has also become a man-fan of my Accidental Series, frequently sends me something to laugh about, and is providing me with more great historic and family detail I can add to the freezer book—defrosted and warming on the horizon into a new series from Cj Fosdick! Stay tuned. 



                       

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Congratulations Winners of the Season of Blogging Event

Hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season.

We wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Thank you to the authors who blogged and to all of you for stopping by, commenting, and sharing in our special blog event.

and the winners are....

Wanda Patterson - A Kindle Fire!!

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