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

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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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Are physical bookcases dinosaurs?

Are physical bookcases dinosaurs?

Are physical bookcases dinosaurs, and if you think so, why do we still have them around? You are free to post pics of yours in the comments, but my question is, what do you put in your bookcases if you don’t add physical books? And why are you not adding physical books to your life? kimsmithauthor.com I know, I am asking a lot of rather obtuse questions. We usually do not know why we keep furniture around. Maybe it is because it is an heirloom, or maybe because it is attractive and hides a wall malfunction behind it. But if

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Joy from writing or happiness, which is it?

Joy from writing or happiness, which is it?

Or does writing something only make you happy? Joy is often mistaken for happiness. Joy from writing something and being happy about it seems interchangeable. Recently, I listened to a podcast about finding joy in times of chaos. Like Cancer. Yeah. The Big C. But I thought about my life as a writer/author and realized that it was applicable to me, in another and very different way. It may be for you, too. Do you write happily or joyfully? Only you can say. But I am here today to try to give another perspective on the difference between writing happily

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Monthly update-what’s happening

Monthly update-what’s happening

I did not intend on only updating my blog once a month, but this is how it is for now. Being in a pandemic has taken its toll. I know you understand and have been very patient. Did you see my pandemic post? Click here to go there now. Well, let me begin with the fact that I have finished the first round of revisions with my WIP, entitled, Scarf. It went faster than I expected, likely due to being at home and time on my hands. I also got some new words written on a historical romance I have

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