Author Archives: Marcie Brock

Elliot’s Big Adventure

Elliot’s Big Adventure by Beth Kozan It was 1989. Elliot had a big birthday coming up; in December, he would turn 50. I was spooked about my men and their decade-marking birthdays. My first husband, Doug, left me and our … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: The Power of Colors in Your Workspace

The Effective Author: The Power of Colors in Your Workspace © 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. You, as an author, may not think much about the look of your workspace – least of all the colors … Continue reading

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Adaptation vs. Extinction

Adaptation vs. Extinction by Rita Goldner I’ve always admired the ability of successful entrepreneurs to predict trends – or at least to sense impending trouble and jump out of the way. My husband Dave has this skill, and years ago, … Continue reading

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The Season of Love

The Season of Love by C. K. Thomas When you’re out and about during the holidays, notice the couples. Can you guess whether they’re married or dating? Here’s a fun exercise my husband and I tried during our Thanksgiving trip … Continue reading

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Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller

Local Authors Collaborate to Write Thriller by Mary Ellen Stepanich I wrote the following article, published in the Peoria Today newspaper, about my writer group’s upcoming book launch party on December 2, 2017. (Marketing a book is SO much work!) … Continue reading

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Thanks Giving

Thanks Giving by Barbara Renner A Yellow Lab Mix I know once stated, “Practice Thanks Giving all year long.” He’s a very wise dog and even printed his own desk calendar, called Larry’s Words of Wisdom. Okay, he’s my dog, … Continue reading

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Proofread – Then Repeat

Proofread – Then Repeat by Katrina Shawver An author has only one chance to make a good first impression with readers. I know with certainty that it takes time and multiple trained eyes to catch every error. My standard for … Continue reading

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