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Anthropomorphic Animals

Anthropomorphic Animals by Rita Goldner For decades I’ve had first-hand experience with anthropomorphizing animals, i.e. giving them human characteristics. I had a business making mascot costumes, mostly for fast food franchises. Whenever I could, I talked my clients into letting … Continue reading

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Power of the Group: View Your Fellow Authors as Colleagues, Not Competitors

Power of the Group: View Your Fellow Authors as Colleagues, Not Competitors by Laura Orsini A handful of years ago, I organized the Holiday Author Event. More than 70 authors came together in a retro building in Downtown Phoenix to … Continue reading

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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe by Rita Goldner Today I am chillin’ among the cool mountain pines at Lake Tahoe. This is a short retreat I take with my husband Dave every year. For him, it’s various water sports; for me, plein air … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly by Rita Goldner Since my whole improbable journey to becoming a published children’s book author was launched by my love of orangutans, I like to blog about them and other endangered or threatened species. I certainly have no … Continue reading

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Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author

Input from Others Can Improve Your Output as an Author by Barbara Renner I wrote my first two picture books while living in a small town in northwest Minnesota for the summer. Enthralled with the state bird, the Common Loon, … Continue reading

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Targeted Communication

Targeted Communication by Rita Goldner We authors often discuss at marketing meetings how important it is to have a specific target, an actual person’s profile in mind when writing marketing copy, designing ads, and posting on social media sites. This … Continue reading

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White Privilege and Diversity

White Privilege and Diversity by Rita Goldner During my recent weekend in Los Angeles for the LA Times  Festival of  Books, I had the opportunity to meet and talk at length with Valerie Foster, one of the eight other authors … Continue reading

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