Sunset Over Hanalei – November 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this edition of the Kohano Newsletter – Hanalei Happiness Dover Sole with Soul NaNo Word Count, Holiday Promotions & More! Topics to dwell on! HANALEI HOLIDAY Aloha Avid Readers and Creatives! Technically, it’s post-aloha and post-turkey for Pirate and me, and time to say mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for being a…

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The Joy in Creating Story

November is NaNoWriMo and has been for me since I began writing as my full time job.  This means that for the month, I dedicate myself to word count, hoping to hit the magic number of 50,000 words by its end.  That works out to about 1,667 words a day. I wasn’t planning on doing…

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Care and Feeding of the Hero – October 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this blog – Prepping the Upcoming Heroes for their Journeys Delicious Delicata Good news, what I’m working on, and more! Read on! Hello Avid Readers and Creatives – Thanks for the great additions to the “loves of Fall” list!  The one that came up many times (and I can’t believe I forgot) was the scent…

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What’s a book festival like?

I love meeting fellow authors, almost as much as I love meeting readers!  At the end of last month, I had the terrific opportunity to do both at the Florence Festival of Books.  This annual event held in Florence, Oregon (central coast) includes so much to enjoy – new authors and seasoned ones (Philip Margolin…

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Fall and Food – September 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this blog –  What makes Fall special? Food and Fall – a great pairing News releases, what I’m working on, and more! Read on! Hi Avid Readers! Happy Fall. Or Autumn. Or Harvest. I love this season almost as much as I love spring.  And winter and summer too – to every season, there…

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Life Should Come with Traffic Signs

It’s too bad life doesn’t come with slow down signs.  Or maybe it does, and we just don’t pay attention to them.  We can’t see them in the glare of the important and urgent – or at least, the things we think are important and urgent. I’m as guilty as the rest of us.  I…

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Have You Lost the Joy?

This reflection will speak to writers out there, but other creatives, I think it will work for you too!  I recent attended the Romance Writers of America (RWA) National Conference, and it kicked my creative mode back in to gear.  Don’t just tie up in port – sail away on your creative voyage! Remember when…

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NEW RELEASES! (I’ve been busy!)

I haven’t meant to be out of touch, dear readers – but I’ve been a tad busy!  Inventory of completed manuscripts has been stacking up, just waiting for that editing spurt.  I’m on it!  Here are the early results – and more to come!  Happy reading – Yvonne   NOW AVAILABLE – “Love’s Fiery Prescription”…

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Letting Go is Hard to Do

Four first responders – two sets of siblings in two nascent love affairs – fight wildland arsons with multiple suspects, including one of their own. They are the reason I’ve been quiet this last month, busy in deep editing to bring these books to market.  I’ve been living with these folks for over a year…

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Betting on “Little Bets” – and a Contest Opp

So many books, never enough time… One condition of deep editing mode for my fiction work is that I tend to shy away from reading anyone else’s fiction at the same time. No particular reason, other than I find someone else’s characters and world distracting when I’m working to improve mine. I do, however, read…

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