Monday, July 8, 2013

An Exciting Summer



There's good summer news popping up everywhere!


Author Jessica Nelson's self published ebook, Remember Love, was just released. You might recall Love on the Range, her historical debut novel, was published by Love Inspired last year. (It was very good, btw.) Congratulations, Jessica! Looking forward to reading the latest. :)


Young Adult novelist Michelle Isenhoff's mission is to write quality reading material for tweens and young adults. This is a cause I applaud and embrace, for I recall how difficult it was to find good books for my kids at that age. I love her philosophy. See if you agree with her thoughts:

"I write for kids.  In my books, you can expect adventure and substance, but I'll always respect the innocence of our children."  


Yes and amen to that! Her latest project sounds like a winner too. Here are the details:
 
Emblazon is a blog written by a collection of indie and traditionally published authors who care about producing high quality stories for kids. We have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. We call them Tweens. The purpose of Emblazon is to celebrate tween literature. We want to draw attention to this fabulous genre, interact with other enthusiasts whether child or adult, and encourage new writers. Emblazon launches its first post on July 10. Click here for details.
Michelle and the others would be pleased if you'd like to join them or help spread the word for this fabulous new adventure.
What fun things are happening at your place this summer? Writing, writing, and more writing is happening here at my desk as my book Homeschool Co-ops 101, published by Helping Hands Press, is scheduled for release on August 15.

How is your summer going so far? Does the warm weather hinder or inspire your writing?

Have a great week,

Karen



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24 comments :

  1. Your release is that soon!! I bet you are excited. Just writing here and building my house!

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  2. The icky part of summer is upon us. Hazy, hot, humid. I'm stuck inside so I may write a bit more. Don't know if it's good or bad. =0) Congrats to Jessica and best of luck to Michelle whose philosophy I applaud. Clapping!Emblazen sounds like a winner.

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  3. Terri,
    Yes, that is what we are aiming for! I am excited about your writing projects and your house! Keep us posted! :)

    Susan,
    Ah yes, can't say that I enjoy that part of summer. So thankful for the a/c! Stay cool! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Hi Karen...Glad your writing project is coming to fruition.

    Hot and humid here in Massachusetts. However, the living room is nice and air-conditioned and I have my beloved laptop so daily writing continues.

    Trying to take day trips and do fun things, too. Want to go to the ocean at least once and take in a musical or two. Susan

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  5. So excited for your upcoming release, Karen!

    I love the happy news. Thanks for sharing!

    I find it more difficult to write during the summer. So many other things going on!

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  6. Respecting the innocence of children - so rare to hear that these days.

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  7. I am just writing and waiting for news from the publishing houses.

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  8. I'm excited to hear more about Emblazon. That sounds like a great group of people!

    Summer is tough on my writing because my schedule has changed so much, and the warm weather is very inviting.

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  9. Emblazon sounds like a great idea which I'll bookmark and share with my SCBWI pals. Thanks!

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  10. Susan,
    Glad you are writing and staying cool! Hope you get to the ocean soon! :)

    Susie,
    Thank you! :) I imagine your gang keeps you busy, especially in the summer.

    Alex,
    I know! I am glad to hear it! :)

    Rachna,
    Hope you hear good news soon! :)

    Tyrean,
    I thought you might be interested in Emblazon. Hope you can check it out! :)

    Lisa,
    Thanks for passing the info along! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  11. Karen: I'm glad you are making progress on your e-book.

    I have been keeping up my blog and my column.

    I have a piece I plan on submitting to an anthology rather soon. The anthology is on God's grace. Since I chose grace as my word for this year, I have had an interesting time seeing grace come to play in my life.

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  12. Hi Karen,

    Jessica's book is on my TBR pile...er, Kindle. Hmm, what DO we call our long list of Kindle books?

    I'm excited about your upcoming release. Amazon is going to be like Black Friday on that date. Will I be the first to get it? I don't know, but I'll sure try!

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  13. Love all the news. I'm clicking over to check out Emblazon next. . .

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  14. Oh my, August 15th, that's coming up fast! I know you will do it! Blessings.

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  15. Happy Tuesday Karen!! Congrats on your upcoming release. My summer is going fantastic thus far. I have to say though that winter inspires more of my writing than summer for some reason.

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  16. "Respecting the innocence of children." I like that. A lot.

    And I've been thinking about you, wondering how that book is coming! Godspeed, my friend.

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  17. Cecelia,
    I am, thank you! I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's exciting and scary! lol Best wishes with your submission!

    Susan,
    Ha - how about TBRK or KTBR? I think we could start a trend here! :) I hope you are the first - thanks, my sweet friend! :)

    Ruth,
    I thought maybe you would like Emblazon! It sounds exciting! :)

    Marja,
    Yes, it is close! Nervous and excited! :) Thanks so much!

    Keith,
    Thank you! Glad your summer is going well. Even better now that rainy KY is no longer so, right? lol :)

    Rhonda,
    I know - love it too! Thanks so much for your support and prayers! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  18. You are having a productive summer. My sewing machines are humming right along. Hope you had fun on the 4th!

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  19. Sadly, my attention is elsewhere these days. Summer is so fleeting that I'm determined to get as much done outside as possible. Loving the sun though.

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  20. Sounds like you are having a great summer with all your projects!

    All the best!

    Nas

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  21. This sounds like great news!

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  22. Sally,
    It's speeding by, that's for sure!:) Sounds like you've got some good projects going too!

    Joylene,
    Yes, I imagine it is fleeting in your area! Enjoy it while you can! :)

    Nas,
    Been spending lots of time writing! Hope you are enjoying your summer too! :)

    Gina,
    It's been a good summer! :) Hope you are enjoying your time too!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Hi Karen-- I love the "happy buzz" of this post!

    Thanks for sharing the happenings! :)

    God bless you!!!

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  24. Hi Cheryl,
    Good to see you! Hope you have been having a good summer. :)
    Take care,
    Karen

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