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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Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?

Attention span of a reader and how do I get it?

This is all about my latest WIP and how it starts with capturing a reader’s attention. People today have such a short attention span, a writer has to work hard to get their attention and retain it. SO, my current WIP, a Christmas story, begins with a problem. A big one and an emotional one to boot. Do you like books that start with trouble? I think that having conflict from the first page is really good. It catches the readers attention, it keeps them reading, and it is oftentimes fun to write. I didn’t always think that way though.

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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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What’s next?

What’s next?

Afterglow of book releases and what’s next Sometimes, when we release a book into the world, we experience a sense of loss. There is so much to do leading up to the release, and the afterglow is somewhat underwhelming. If this has happened to you, leave me a comment about your experience. I just feel a little tired, a little lazy, and yet, rejuvenated. I am not finished with books, you know. It’s the what’s next that is keeping me going, right now. There’s another one coming out soon!!! I will give you a little reprieve for now, from all

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In the Holler blurb!

In the Holler blurb!

Y’all, I am so excited! In the Holler, the first book in the Mt. Moriah series is almost ready to publish. I cannot believe how long it has been since I pushed publish on a book. I have worked so hard this year on this series that it is like publishing my very first book ALL OVER AGAIN. In the Holler was so much fun to write, and it taught me new writing tools also. I am hoping you will enjoy reading it as much as I have writing it. If you like romance with a side of women’s fiction,

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