Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

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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A writer’s morning routine

A writer’s morning routine

Morning? WHY? And why are some of us coffee fiends before 8 am. Good morning, friends! I decided maybe you would enjoy my morning routine info to get you motivated to maybe create one? I didn’t use to have one, either. It behooved me to do anything before 8 AM aside from drinking coffee and bemoan my fate. But now, since I am sort of retired, I needed some structure. So, in all it’s ugliness, here is my MORNING ROUTINE. MORNING ROUTINE 7 AM – get up, struggle with getting eyes open, turn coffee maker on (I always set this

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Short story for my friends

Short story for my friends

A short story…you asked for it…. THE DILEMMA So, recently, I asked my friends about a short story that they would like to see. I got some very good answers. The problem with such an opening for others is: do you have time to do it? I must confess I do not. I am editing book three in the Mt. Moriah series and plotting book four. Between that and critiques for other writers, promotions of my work, and blogs, I just couldn’t sit down long enough to get anything written. I will do better I promise! But until that time,

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Book review of The Inn at Eagle Point

Book review of The Inn at Eagle Point

by Sherryl Woods THE INN AT EAGLE POINT Because I got to do a bit of travelling in June, I actually finished reading a paperback that I have had for a while. The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods <<<click to *get yours now!* is the series opener and if you are one who doesn’t watch the show on TV then you might see some spoilers here. The book does a great job of setting as it is in a picturesque town called Chesapeake Shores. We follow the O’Brien family throughout but it’s mainly about Abby O’Brien Winters who

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Book Two Mt. Moriah Series!

Book Two Mt. Moriah Series!

Let the party begin! So, I am here to tell you all about the next book coming in the Mt. Moriah series. It is a bit more romance-focused than women’s fiction, although there is a WF thread – subplot. Here’s the blurb: Diana Graham. Her heart was broken when her mother died and she’s picked up the hunt for her mother’s family. She’s far too busy seeking news about her grandfather, working at Pandora’s Boutique, and learning about Mt. Moriah to fall in love. She’s even told herself she hasn’t got time for a relationship. Now a handsome man has

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