Keep On Keeping On

A Writer's Corner

I’ve talked about book signing events and that I prefer to have them at book stores due to my not being set up to take credit cards, and that seems to be the means of purchasing everything from shoe strings to automobiles. Yes, I bought a small pickup truck with my credit card one time, so that isn’t an exaggeration.

I would love to be able to have a book booth at a craft show some time but due to the huge crowds that usually attend those events I would be forced to get one of those IPhone things that has the little credit card swipe gizmo and hope I would be accepted as a “crafter” in the event, and not only in one event but several to justify having the cost of the phone and gizmo to be able to accept credit cards.

I’ve mentioned a few other places…

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Having A Release Party

A Writer's Corner

A fun way to celebrate the release of our book is to have a release party. I am fortunate to have friends that are willing to not only support my writing but also pray for me during the writing of a new novel.

Pursuit was published in 2012 and a good friend wanted to plan a release party for me. So a few weeks in advance I ordered release party post cards from my publisher announcing the party and the upcoming release of my new novel, Pursuit.

We addressed the post cards, mailed them to all on the list of guests we were inviting and unbeknownst to me, she ordered a special cake. I was so surprised when I saw it!

Publix Bakery did a fantastic job of copying the cover, don’t you think?

We set up a table with my newly released book as well as the previous ones…

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Fund Raising With Our Books

A Writer's Corner

You all have heard me say several times, in fact you’re probably sick of hearing it, that all proceeds from the sales of my books support my ministry. Well, a while back I learned that I’m not the only one that does that.

That’s encouraging.

The church I previously worshiped at had two other authors besides me with published books. I didn’t know that and I’d been there for 3-4 years! Shame on me. One was an elderly gentleman and he had a rather thick book about history and a lady had 2 published books. She recently had her latest devotional released.

The pastor thought it would be a great idea for the three of us to display our books after the service. The lady and I both have ministries and as her way of raising funds for her ministry she had a shoe box with “donations” written on the…

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My Apologies

A Writer's Corner

Life can get hectic, busy, turn you on your head and upside down sometimes. We hang onto the Lord and He brings us through. That’s about how the past week or so has been for me, so I apologize to you all for having left A Writers Corner blog with nothing written for these past several days.

In the meantime…

I was in Home Depot last week and stopped dead in my tracks at the edge of entering an aisle. I just stood there with mouth agape, shaking my head, and I’m sure a disgusted look on my face. Christmas decorations lined the aisle! Come on! Walmart hasn’t even put them out yet!

This also reminds me about the publishing world. You would not believe how many ads I’m getting from the publisher wanting to sell me a space in their “Christmas Gift Giving Guide,” and the “Christian Book Buyers…

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No ‘Gay Gene’, But Study Finds Genetic Links to Sexual Behavior

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By Kate Kelland

LONDON (Reuters) – A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single “gay gene” but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners.

The research, which analyzed data on DNA and sexual experiences from almost half a million people, found there are thousands of genetic variants linked to same-sex sexual behavior, most with very small effects.

Five of the genetic markers were “significantly” associated with same-sex behavior, the researchers said, but even these are far from being predictive of a person’s sexual preferences.

“We scanned the entire human genome and found a handful – five to be precise – of locations that are clearly associated with whether a person reports in engaging in same-sex sexual behavior,” said Andrea Ganna, a biologist at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Finland who co-led…

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