Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reblog: Heist Society–Book Review

Battling a stomach virus this week, so I’d like to reblog a book review I wrote in 2011… This was supposed to post on Friday, but I’m running a fever and quite stupid. I accidentally posted 2 posts on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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California Coastal Drive Part 2

The view along the highway is amazing. Loved the Sea Lions.   Montana D’Oro State Park     Nojoqui Falls Park The last stretch into LA

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Writing and Selling Your Novel–Book Review

I can’t remember how Writing and Selling Your Novel was recommended to me, but it was definitely worth reading. I love books on writing because they are like attending mini-conferences. Lots of topics are covered that make me think about … Continue reading

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SCBWI Highlights: Your Impact and Agent’s Thoughts on Industry

Gary Schmidt was the final keynote speaker at the SCBWI 41st Annual Summer Conference. He echoed the sentiment about surprises in his own unique way saying, “the only gift that God gives us that he can’t enjoy are surprises.” He … Continue reading

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Reblog: Passion Feature on Fervour and Forever with Cat Forsley

The lovely Catherine Forsley did a feature on me today for her Fervour & Forever blog. Please check it out if you have a second. http://fervourforever.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/passion-feature-4-kourtney-heintz-cat-forsley/

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Visiting The Dynasty House

After we left Napa, J announces that we are going to the Dynasty house. You know where they filmed Dynasty in the 80s. I’m stoked. I loved Dynasty almost as much as Dallas! I’m mildly surprised that the mansion wasn’t … Continue reading

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SCBWI Highlights: Nonattachment and Editor/Publisher Advice

Tim Ditlow of Amazon Publishing shared some gems with us including the importance of non-attachment. He grew up with his dad working in audiobooks and saw the rise and fall of records, cassette tapes, cds. He likes to believe that … Continue reading

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Being Brave: Entering a Short Story Contest

Entering a short story contest is like putting on a bikini (or speedo if your a guy) and walking onto a crowded beach. In your mind everyone is looking and critiquing. Some of them actually are. It’s a cringe-worthy, anxiety-ridden … Continue reading

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