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For my fellow writers, here’s an amazing list of things you should know.

Story Empire

Hi SEers! Denise here to talk about things every writer should know.

After the story is written and you are ready to present it to the world, what’s next?

I admit to blindly jumping into self-publishing. I did not know how to publish, find an editor or other writers, or what social media was—I knew nothing! That was probably a good thing, or I might still be researching how to become a self-published author. I learned many lessons from a wonderful writing community, though.

Some truths apply to our profession, whether you are a new or a seasoned writer.

Twelve Things Every Writer Should Know:

  • What you put out there needs to be your very best. Make sure it’s edited and formatted, with an intriguing blurb and cover if you will self-publish. If you plan to find a publisher or agent, this idea also applies to your communication with…

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#Reblog Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair 2022 – New Book on the Shelves – #Poetry – Sorrowful Soul (Book 3 in the Soul Poetry series) by Harmony Kent

Another great friend & writer is on blog tour! Let’s celebrate!!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Delighted to share the news of Harmony Kent’s latest release… Sorrowful Soul (Book 3 in the Soul Poetry series) On Pre-Order for December 3rd

About the collection

If we’re lucky, we meet twilight at the front door and old age creeps in on the night breeze.

Even if we make it to our twilight years, the more we age, the more loss we must endure as part of the cycle of life. Many of these poems lament death, but they also relate to broken relationships, severed friendships, and the loss of youth. This book of grief poetry is as much about saying goodbye and working through loss as it is about death and love split asunder.

This heartfelt collection provides company and compassion through the devastating journey of loss and shows us we do not travel this lonely road alone. Within these pages we share shock, numbness and denial, catapult…

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Author, Books, Writing

Saddled Hearts Blog Tour, @jansikes3 – #newrelease #romance #suspense

Hello friends! I am thrilled to welcome author friend, Jan Sikes, to my site today. We're celebrating her new release and taking part in an awesome blog tour. Before I turn the post over to Jan, let me say this... If you haven't read any of her books, do yourself a favor and make it… Continue reading Saddled Hearts Blog Tour, @jansikes3 – #newrelease #romance #suspense


Saddled Hearts

Yay for another day of Jan’s blog tour! ❤

Annette Rochelle Aben

Welcome, cowboys and cowgirls! Today, I have the honor of holding space for the award-winning author, Jan Sikes! 

Be sure to enter the SCAVENGER HUNT (details below) offering a $25 Amazon Gift Card as First Prize and a free eBook for the second prize. 

I am so super excited to be here with you today, Annette! I was thrilled when you raised your hand to host me on the Saddled Hearts blog tour. Your support is deeply appreciated.  


On this stop, I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart, and that is songwriting. Long before I ever tackled writing a book, I wrote songs and was lucky enough to record some of them. So, because my character, Colt Layne, has a band, I also wanted him to have the sensitivity required to write songs. It’s always fun imagining what a character might…

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Discover Jan Sikes and Saddled Hearts–and Scavenger Hunt!

Another great post along Jan’s tour, celebrating her latest book release. Come by Stephen’s site for a visit!

Stephen Geez Blog

Thank you, Mr. Geez, for letting me stop off at your place on my Saddled Hearts blog tour. Your support is much appreciated.

Because this story is set on a ranch in Texas, it’s not unusual to have critters around. Raccoons, opossums, armadillos, and snakes, just to name a few, roam the pastures.

In Saddled Hearts, Colt Layne gets bit by a rattlesnake inside his pickup. Needless to say, that’s not a place a snake would wander into on its own. Someone had to have put it there. But who? Take a look.


At a little after one, Colt headed to the ranch house for a quick lunch and to clean up before going to town.

The hairs rose on the back of his neck when he bounded down the steps to his pickup. He stopped and glanced around. Nothing appeared to be out of place.

“You’re gettin’…

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