Interview with Merle Temple, author of A Ghostly Shade of Pale

Interview with Merle Temple, author of A Ghostly Shade of Pale

Interview with Merle Temple, author of A Ghostly Shade of Pale

Recently, I met with Merle Temple at his book signing in Tupelo MS. He is one of the most captivating people I have had the privilege to speak with, and I am honored to post his interview here on my site. He is a former Author Rodeo Roundup member and we will sorely miss him this year. Thank you, Merle, for allowing me to post your interview and images. MEET MERLE TEMPLE Merle Temple I came of age in the South in the 50s and 60’s, and write about what I know. Living three or four lives in one lifetime

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Flash Fiction Friday: your inventory

I used to put flash fiction here on Fridays and I will return to that soon, but at the moment I am writing on a women’s fiction novel and getting ready to go on vacation so my time is at a premium. Yes, I don’t even have time to blog! Georgie Pauwels / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) So, instead of my writing a flash piece here, I am going to post the inventory and you can write one instead! yes, I am referring to the post about INVENTORY a’ la Wendig that I put

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Fiber for Writing

The whole point of this post (and I am going to make one, y’all gotta give me a break due to sleep deprivation over here)–is how we as humans always need more fiber. We need to bulk up our diet to have better health. Well, isn’t that true of our writing too? I decided to try for a simple list of ways to bulk up our writing. 1. Waste-d words : clean out your WIP of wasted words, cut them out and you will get genuine good writing.– this would be the equivilent of ditching white no-fiber bread. 2. Eat

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Book Covers

Recently, I had a friend self-pub her romantic suspense. She used a pro to do her cover and man, it really shows. I love pretty covers…and good books, so here is hers. I hope you will go out and look into this book. It is going to be awesome. If you don’t believe me, just do the “look inside” offered by Amazon. You’re going to love it! get it here

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Meeting face-to-face with your market

So– this week I was so fortunate as to be able to meet face-to-face with my target market. Teens. Lots of them. And I learned a boatload of very necessary information from them to succeed as a YA author. Wanna hear what I learned? First off let me say thank you to my connection to these kids, Ms. Sarah Jacobs, 10th grade English teacher at Noxubee County High School in Macon MS. (also a great big thank you to Dr. Thomas, and her staff, for their wonderful warm welcome and the freedom to be a part of the mighty Tigers

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