Category Archives: work/life

Where to put your limited marketing dollars

As a self-published author, marketing my book is a daunting challenge. I don’t have endless sums to advertise so I test the waters with various promotions. After When a Stranger Comes… got a very positive review from Kirkus Reviews–the gold standard, … Continue reading

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Great review from my local paper, oh yeah!

Local author’s book a devilish thriller WHEN A STRANGER COMES…Author: Karen S. BellData: KSB Press, 209 pages, $12 A successful author who finishes her latest work with “a sense of JACKSONVILLE.COM

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End of 2017 musings

It was a year of highs and lows. The lowest point came watching an ignorant and selfish con man get sworn in as president. And he did not disappoint. He has a assembled a cabinet of billionaires whose main function … Continue reading

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A month of accomplishments

I grabbed the bull by the horns and went for it. I had gotten impatient and annoyed at the query route. Rejections were piled so high I couldn’t breathe. I reworked the letter several times, rejections kept coming. What to … Continue reading

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Irma, Russia probe, DACA

Irma came roaring into Florida. We watched its progression into our state until we lost our electricity. Horrifying scenes of whole cities blown away. Caribbean islands obliterated. The keys destroyed. When the storm veered left we breathed a sigh of … Continue reading

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