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Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1w ago

Elliot’s Big Adventure

Elliot’s Big Adventure by Beth Kozan It was 1989. Elliot had a big birthday coming up; in December, he would turn 50. I was spooked about my men and their decade-marking birthdays. My first ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1w ago

The Effective Author: The Power of Colors in Your Workspace

The Effective Author: The Power of Colors in Your Workspace © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. You, as an author, may not think much about the look of your workspace...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1w ago

Adaptation vs. Extinction

Adaptation vs. Extinction by Rita Goldner I’ve always admired the ability of successful entrepreneurs to predict trends – or at least to sense impending trouble and jump out of the way. My h...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 1W ago

The Season of Love

The Season of Love by C. K. Thomas When you’re out and about during the holidays, notice the couples. Can you guess whether they’re married or dating? Here’s a fun exercise my husband and I ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller by Mary Ellen Stepanich I wrote the following article, published in the Peoria Today newspaper, about my writer group’s upcoming book launch party...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Thanks Giving

Thanks Giving by Barbara Renner A Yellow Lab Mix I know once stated, “Practice Thanks Giving all year long.” He’s a very wise dog and even printed his own desk calendar, called Larry’s Words...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Proofread – Then Repeat

Proofread – Then Repeat by Katrina Shawver An author has only one chance to make a good first impression with readers. I know with certainty that it takes time and multiple trained eyes to c...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 2W ago

Recovering a Lost Book of Poems

Recovering a Lost Book of Poems by Brian Flatgard In the early ’ 90s, I ran a very small press which published my poetry and that of others. The “press” was seat-of-the-pants, laser printer ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

Low-Cost Book Promotion: How I Engage People at Book Events

Low-Cost Book Promotion: How I Engage People at Book Events by Kathleen Watson When my Grammar for People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips from the Ruthless Editor came out in August 2016, I was ...
Phoenix Publishing and Book · 3W ago

Bite the Bullet, Not the Bait

Bite the Bullet, Not the Bait Patricia Grady Cox You’ve worked for years on your novel or nonfiction book. Written, researched, rewritten, edited, and polished. You’ve written your query let...