Monthly Archives: November 2012

Things I Always Wanted to Know About CreateSpace: A Q&A with Audrey Kalman

The fabulous Audrey Kalman, who blogs at Audrey Kalman: Writing of Many Kinds, offered to do a Q&A with me about her experiences with CreateSpace because I’m seriously considering self-publishing my book this spring. Right now, I’m in the research phase … Continue reading

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Grandma H Moments

I’ve been going through a rough patch with my writing. I really started to feel like all these agent rejections left me facing a dead-end road. So I’ve been down the past few weeks. Grandma H picked me up for … Continue reading

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What I’m Thankful For…

After stuffing myself with Thanksgiving food, it’s time to reflect. To think. To ponder. Actually, I can’t move. So it’s the perfect time to pause and be thankful for the wonderful people and things in my life. I’m thankful to: … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

Big thanks to Victoria of Victoria Writes and Pete Denton for deeming me worthy of The Next Big Thing tag! In order to participate, I must answer some questions about my manuscript and pass it along to five other bloggers. … Continue reading

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Gobi Mongolian Grill

  I’ve been jonesing for different foods that I used to have access to in NY. I don’t know why, but suddenly I can’t bear to eat Italian again. Luckily S is a willing participant in my food experiments. This … Continue reading

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Book Review: If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance

I just returned from my second trip to the quirky midwest town of Broken Rope, Missouri, in If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance. Paige Shelton‘s second book in the Country Cooking School Mystery series is a fast, fun read with a difficult … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Things People Say

I wrote this post a while back on how snippets of conversation show character so well in real life. It amused  me that these were actual words real people said to each other in the moment. https://kourtneyheintz.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/the-things-people-say/

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Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys‘ first novel is a triumph in humanity. Between Shades of Gray is a must read for everyone. In every age, there are books that challenge your world. Or at least, the world you believe exists. That force you … Continue reading

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