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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…
In case you hadn't noticed, there's a new page on my blog called Olive U. Actually, if you go to any of my sites or blogs you will find the same information and the same story. The page is all about Information, Compassion, Understanding and Caring. All the things that were important to the namesake of this page. After all, we all need something to stand for... this is what I stand for and I hope you will too!

Of Ghosts and Other Things

It's October, and as such, most find that they are inundated with ghosties, goulies and all kinds of paranormal wanderings as we lead up to Halloween. It always amazes me how many people suddenly find the idea of the paranormal and spirits to be more accepting when we come to this time of year, as if the holiday itself gives them permission to look into a lesser viewed side of our existence.

When I set out to write Three Truths I didn't set out with the idea of including the spirit of Simon's wife. But she became and integral part of the story, another match maker of sorts, for the beleaguered couple. I didn't realize until the story was done how much my own belief system had somehow transplanted into the storyline. They do tell us to write what we know. And, in this case, I know a thing or two about spirits.

I can't even begin to tell you when this fascination with spirits began. From the beginning I was picking out books from the library involving ghosts and ot…

The Reality of Being an Author

When you tell people that you've published a book they automatically seem to think that you are success and have enough money to make the Megabucks seems like a piddly amount. The reality is much different for authors. I've been both traditionally and Independently published and I can tell you that neither one of them is a cakewalk. The upside is that we are doing something we love (or hate. It's a two-sided coin.).

Author Jessica Jewett has posted a great article talking about the reality of being a Bestselling Author. She gleaned much of the information from another blog post, but it's well worth the read. Check it out.

Jessica Jewett; The Reality of Being an Author