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September 7, 2020
The Worst- And Best- Part Of Being An Author

I have just finished book two of three in my Hope Series. Editing done. Formatting done. Cover done. I should be dancing down the street. Right? My neighborhood book club suggested we read my book next month. My answer:  HELL NO. Not MY Book Club Why would I say no to a group of ladies […]

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August 31, 2020
Where Do Stories Come From?

My second book, Journey to Hope, recently hit the market. I’ve had many people ask me, “Where did you get the idea?” and “Is any of it true?” Where? Book one, Decide to Hope, came to me in a strange way. I had just returned home from a nine-week stint in a rehab facility after […]

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August 17, 2020
Writing a Book Parallels Human Experience: Learn From It

We all know good stories are good because they imitate life and allow us to live with a character who is larger than life. Nothing is better than hearing a character say what you wish you could say. Nothing is better than solving a crime with a conniving bastard of a detective. Nothing is better […]

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July 20, 2020
UNDERSTANDING WHAT MY VOICE IS (and being okay with it)

Two things happened recently that bothered me until I gave it all more thought and listened to wise counsel: First, I’m in a writer’s critique group and while I often get praise for the chapters, I never get praise for the story. I get this – “well, it’s not the type of story I’d want […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
    - J.C.
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