Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

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Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect them, I say! And how that statement pertains to my writing life 🙂 So, you have likely, by now, heard about the scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoths from extinction. They left our world around 1700 BC although some people have timed it at 10,000 years ago. And they want to bring it back, because, well, why not? We need to resurrect these behemoths to reverse global warming. Or so they say… But–you ask–what has that to do with your writing, Kim Smith? Everything. And nothing. I mean, come on…there are so many dead tropes

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June and books

June and books

I have a new one coming soon! So, here we are in JUNE already! Can you even believe it? I can’t. It’s seemed to go by much quicker than last year. People already are flocking to the theme parks and braving the heat. We are in a terrible drought here in Florida, and long for the rainy season to start (which may be sooner than we think!) I have been really busy this quarter writing and editing and preparing to publish. Book two in the Mt. Moriah series is on tap for delivery on JULY 15. That will be here

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What am I reading? #Amreading

What am I reading? #Amreading

Does any one still use the am reading hashtag? me! Sometimes, I think it is good to remember that we were readers before we were writers. I try hard not to neglect the multitudes of books I have on my shelves, many of them waiting to be read. So, today, I am asking the age old question: what is in your TBR pile? My to-be-read pile grows ever longer every year, but I am working my way through a few . HERE’S MY LIST OF READING ITEMS This year so far I have read Demons Forever by Sarra Cannon, and

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Cover reveal for In the Holler, a Mt. Moriah Novel

Cover reveal for In the Holler, a Mt. Moriah Novel

In the Holler If you are a member of my newsletter group, the Zanies, you have already seen this. If you are not a member of the Zanies, why don’t you join? I do not send newsletters out more than once a month. And it is usually to let the group know that I have some good news! Who wouldn’t want to get good news in their email box? So, as you might know, I have been working on In the Holler for some time. Teasers have been going out about the book to come. Well, you guys this is

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Ten things I’ve learned in 2020

Ten things I’ve learned in 2020

TEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 2020 Ten Things that I’ve Learned in 2020 during the Pandemic Everyone will likely have a list like this to look back on in their journals and on their personal blogs. Here’s mine: 1. Surviving cancer does not mean you don’t have to take care of yourself in every way. It certainly doesn’t mean you don’t have to continue taking pills to keep the cancer away, and when you look at life in general, health is the only thing that really matters. 2. Writing a 109,000+ word novel makes you a tired writer. Being unable

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