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Longbeach, Lyme, and Limericks

As I do every year about this time, I went this past weekend to a small writers retreat near Longbeach, Washington. “Retreat” is the right word for it, because it’s not one of those high-power writers conferences where you pack your day with classes … Continue reading

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Try It; You’ll Like It

    I was at Costco today about noon, and my timing was perfect. You know what I mean. Stationed around every other corner was a demonstrator, card table set up and offering samples of new culinary delicacies. The highlights? Chicken tenders, tortilla chips and salsa, with … Continue reading

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Meet Me at the Library

Tomorrow (7/11/12), I’m giving a program at my local library. It’s on Jane Austen and her legacy, especially how it sparked my own career as an author, with a reading and signing included. It’s going to be informal, interactive, and fun. If you’re in … Continue reading

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Rave (and Rotten) Reviews

The reviews are in! Well, some of them anyway. Although I’d already received some lovely reader feedback on the new book (at Amazon, Goodreads, and in person), this week For Myself Alone got its first two professional notices: four- and five-out-of-five-stars! Phrases like “well-paced,”  “wit and vivacity,”  “laughed … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Mr. Random (otherwise known as my husband, who did the actual drawing) has spoken, and the 3 winners of my Book Launch Give-Away are Julie Freeman, Felicia, and Vicki Tolliver. Congratulations! Please contact me via e-mail (shannon@shannonwinslow.com) to claim your … Continue reading

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Hues of the Sea

The day was uncommonly lovely. It was really March; but it was April in its mild air, brisk soft wind, and bright sun, occasionally clouded for a minute; and everything looked so beautiful under the influence of such a sky…with … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Regifting

  I spent the morning finishing up my Christmas shopping at Target. Then I braved a stop at the post office to get a last-minute gift on its way. The crowds, I’m happy to say, were not nearly as bad (in … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

I’ve been creating my own Christmas cards since 2000, each December choosing a different piece of my artwork for the cover image. Two years ago it was a painting of a Venice balcony (painted from the photo you see a … Continue reading

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Finishing the Fragments

You may have heard on the news that a fragment of an unfinished Jane Austen novel called The Watsons hit the auction block this past week – a few yellowed pages of hand-written manuscript, complete with cross-outs and corrections selling at … Continue reading

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I Came; I Saw; I Formatted

Victory!  After about three days of concerted effort, and mind-numbing frustration, I think (fingers crossed) I’ve managed to get The Darcys of Pemberley formatted for CreateSpace, the print-on-demand arm of the Amazon publishing machine. It shouldn’t have been difficult. After all, a template … Continue reading

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