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THE REVEAL: SHE SAID YES TO THE DRESS!

Some of you have been waiting for the big dress reveal since my original post on using creative energy for projects aside from writing and how, for me, that allows the subconscious churn to take place and generate insightful “aha!” moments like those that some people get in the shower or going for a walk.

I am a huge repurposer. I make most of my  costumes, especially steampunk, from “found” pieces of clothing (mostly from Goodwill and other thrift shops/stores) that I then modify. So, here is the progression of the grandbaby’s Princess Dress. Continue reading

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NEXT STOP ON THE AUTHOR APPEARANCES TRAIL: BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK SIGNING

Next Stop on my never-ending list of Author Appearances:

Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Henderson, Nevada, Sunday, May 17, 2015 @ 1PM

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I am looking forward to seeing current fans and am excited, as always to meet some new ones. There will be a panel/workshop, as well as the usual book signing opportunity.

This is a return visit to the Las Vegas area after last year’s very successful signing where I sold out early, so I am bringing plenty of books!

I will be joining several other fabulous members of the Amazing Wyked Writers at this event: Gini Koch, T.L. Smith, Alan Black, Marsheila Rockwell, and Jeff Marriotte.

We will be discussing the writing process, how to get published and how to sell your books. Come out and ask us questions!

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REVELATIONS ON FICTION WRITING AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS CHURN

Lightbulb BallonsRevelation. Flash of insight. Call it what you will, but sometimes the sky opens up overhead, our brains expanding with it, and we find ourselves saying, “DUH!”

I talk all the time to my workshop attendees about using mentor texts, reading writing blogs and, basically, learning from the experiences of others. It’s not so much about standing on the shoulders of giants. As much as you can learn about how to do something well from seeing/understanding how someone did it “right” (the term being somewhat subjective in relation to the art of writing), you can learn a lot about what not to do from reading a bad book.

I also tend to harp on the importance of trusting the writing process and the subconscious churn that goes on when we are not focused directly on the writing. Continue reading

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AUTHOR APPEARANCES: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SHARON SKINNER?

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I just got back from Dallas on Sunday and am prepping and packing for the 11th annual Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival, otherwise known as KABAM, which takes place on Saturday, May 2nd this year.

I am currently riding out a tornado of author appearances and workshop presentations. I won’t actually hit the eye of this particular storm for a couple of weeks. So, we’re going to have to hang on to our hats for a bit. Continue reading

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AUTHOR APPEARANCES: NEXT STOP WRITING WORKSHOPS SCBWI TEXAS NORTH

LA Times Festival of Books was fabulous! Huge hugs and thanks to the many fans, both old and new, who stopped by the Brick Cave Booth to buy a book, ask about the upcoming sequel to The Healer’s Legacy (The Matriarch’s Devise, due out November 2015 BTW) or just say hello!Fans 2015

While at the #bookfest, I managed to slip away for a few minutes to visit the fantastically monstrous dynamic duo, Daniel and Dawna of Steam Crow fame and pick up a couple of Steam Crow Scout badges. You can’t have mine, but you can get your own by becoming a #SteamCrowScout.

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Next stop on the Author Appearances schedule is SCBWI North Texas where I am teaching two workshops on Saturday April 25, 2015. Click Here for Details.

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