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After celebrating my second year of blogging, I thought more about why this particular realm of social media is important to me. I know I have said it here and here and here that the connection I have with fellow bloggers has encouraged me to continue my writing journey. After I … READ MORE

Author Post-Kourtney Heintz

The Importance of Being on Your Own Side If you follow my blog, you know I went through an incredibly low point last fall. If you don’t, here’s a quick recap: I had a revise and resubmit with one of the top literary agencies in the world. I thought I’d … READ MORE

Interview with Coleen Patrick, Author

Whitney Denison can’t wait to start over. She thought she had everything under control, that her future would always include her best friend Katie… Until everything changed. Now her life in Bloom is one big morning after hangover, filled with regret, grief, and tiny pinpricks of reminders that she was … READ MORE

Writer…Uninterrupted – getting out of a slump

Are you in a writing slump? Read this post on katejohnstonauthor.com to learn how to take back your creativity and move forward with your writing.

Recently, I experienced a slump in my writing. The ideas were there, but I couldn’t find the energy or the motivation to write them down. I still might have been a writer without actively writing, but I wasn’t a fulfilled writer. Life interrupted my writing. I was still getting up at … READ MORE

Interview with Author K.L. Schwengel

Today I am interviewing indie author K. L. Schwengel. She recently released her fantasy novel, First of Her Kind: A Darkness & Light Novel. Everyone, it seems, wants to dictate what Ciara does with her life: Serve the Goddess, destroy the Goddess, do as you promised your aunt. All Ciara … READ MORE

Being Brave as Writers

Wonderfully talented and friendly Laura Stanfill is my guest blogger today. She is the editor of the soon-to-be-released Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life.           •          •          •          •          •          •          • Writing takes a certain amount of bravery. Even if nobody knows you write, even … READ MORE

Sunday Spin – Shark Savers

Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I blog about life beyond the realm of writing. Shark Photo courtesy of Terry Goss Photography. Shark photo attributed to Terry Goss. Last weekend my sister and I went to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to see our brothers and their families. All around the cape and the vineyard I … READ MORE

Sunday Spin-Grandmother Musings

Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I blog about life beyond the realm of writing. ♥              ♥              ♥              ♥            ♥ The other day, hubs asked me to spray the weeds along our fence line. He’d bought this enormous sprayer (the kind you can strap on to your … READ MORE

Sunday Spin: Rebecca in the Woods

Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I blog about life beyond the realm of writing. Yesterday, we went to a fair where booths were set up by local businesses. One of the booths was run by the Center for Wildlife, a private, non-profit organization that rehabilitates and provides sanctuary for injured wild … READ MORE

Sunday Spin: Kids Saving the Rainforest

Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I draw your attention to a post that strikes me as funny, educational, dreamy, tasty, useful, or just plain fun. You can find all my Sunday Spin mentions HERE. Recently, my children participated in a writing contest called Find Your Voice!, a letter writing contest run … READ MORE