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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Blog Envy

I've got it.

I normally peruse quite a few blogs when given the chance. Mostly I read author blogs, usually ones that involve mystery or romance authors. But every once in awhile I come across a blog that really "WOWS" me.

This week it was Desperately Seeking My Inner Mary Poppins.

This blog works on so many levels. First, the writing is good. Any authors out there looking for a little bit of that sense that someone else understand our insanity will get it by reading Mary Beth's posts. (more...)
Then there is the awesome design. This really sparked my envy. I was immediately hooked by the colors and the theme. I immediately asked her who had designed it and found that she and her husband had come up with the design.

She's got links to all the usual suspects, Twitter, Facebook, etc. But the theme is carried on my the great little Mary Poppins icons and catchy titles that she uses. If you want to know how to read more about her work there is a way to do easily.

After that first bit of envy had departed I quickly realized that there were so many people I wanted to tell about her blog. So, here it is...

Want to see an example of a really great blog? Check it out for yourselves...

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