Monthly Archives: May 2014

Road to Publication: Digging Deeper into Character and Plot

I’ve been working steadily on my publisher Beau Coup Publishing’s request to add 10,000 words to my middle grade story The Castle Blues Quake. The manuscript was originally at 40,000 words, so it’s a big percentage to increase it to … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Annie Douglass Lima

Today I welcome author Annie Douglas Lima. She lives with her her husband in Taiwan, and besides writing, she also teaches fifth grade. Annie, thank you for joining us today. Annie’s Writing: Linda Covella: How long have you been a … Continue reading

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Road to Publication: Working with Editors

I’ve now completed two rounds of editing for my story Yakimali’s Gift, working with a junior editor. It was actually pretty painless, and I feel the manuscript is much improved thanks to the editor’s sharp eye and understanding of all … Continue reading

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Road to Publication: Never Never Never Give Up!

You know how I keep telling you to never give up? To keep working hard and pursuing your dreams? I have more proof (and exciting news) that dreams can come true! Earlier in the year, I announced my first book … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Reflections on the Challenge

When I decided to join the Blogging from A to Z challenge, I knew it would be a busy month! I usually post a blog once or twice a week, and here I was committing to posting Monday through Saturday … Continue reading

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California Bookstore Day

Saturday, May 3, is California Bookstore Day when 93 independent bookstores throughout the state celebrate the written word. In my area, I’ll be visiting Hicklebee’s where author Emily Jiang and illustrator April Chu will be celebrating their debut book Summoning … Continue reading

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