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In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart
What’s In A Name?

In my recent email announcement about the release of my book, In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow, I promised readers would find a blog post explaining the pen name (nom de plume, pseudonym) I am writing under. My dad, Edd Testerman, was from Grassy Creek,  North Carolina. If the place sounds familiar, that’s because it is in the book. But please…

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New Book Release

In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow  The book I’ve been working on, and promising to keep followers up to date about, is available now on Amazon in e-book and paperback, https://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Porters-Hollow-Yvonne-Schuchart/dp/1942430868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475016200&sr=8-1&keywords=in+the+shadow+of+porters+hollow Here’s hoping readers find the finished result intriguing and entertaining! I worked with Demi Stevens at Year of the Book Press for about nine months to pull this book together,…

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Gas Pipeline Leak and Travel Plans

Anyone planning on traveling through the east coast states within the next week? Plan ahead for possible challenges to find gasoline. Or at least for temporary price increases per gallon at the pump. According to an online article by Charles Riley of CNN today, it could be 5-15¢ in GA, NC, TN, and VA; and 10-20¢ in SC. 500,000 gallons…

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Porter’s Hollow Series News

Book cover, Bookmarks and Author’s Business Card These designs were done by my daughter Rebecca Magar along with the cover art for the book itself. Awesome, exciting stuff. This marketing thing can be fun. It lets you use your creative side in so many ways besides the writing. Love these. I am just so thrilled with the way things are…

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IT’S ALMOST HERE!

This year’s Book Expo is coming up soon! October 15th at the York Fairgrounds Memorial Hall. So excited because this year, I will be there on the other side of the table. I will have my own book on display for sale that day. I just can’t get over the whole idea. Please drop by, and be sure to look…

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Job Changes

  Job changes are nerve racking. I might’ve slept three hours Tuesday night. I had to be on time Wednesday for the new position in a chiropractor’s office. A big career change at this point in my life. So like a kid waiting to leave for Disney World, I  was restless. Anxious for the big day to come. But like…

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The Weight of Words

Fifteen pounds. That’s about the weight of the manuscript I’ve been working on for two years, the several revisions I reprinted of it, all the backup research, the folders it took to hold it all, and several spiral bound notebooks filled with words, thoughts, ideas. I picked it up this morning to clean around it and got the brilliant idea…

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Listening, Watching, Learning

    What do you see in this photo? Look closely. If you could touch it, what would it feel like? If you could hear it, what would it sound like? If you could watch it move, what would it look like? Last week one day I decided to try hard to hear, feel and watch my world–closely. It was…

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One of Those Days

It was just one of those days. Everyone has them. But it was an upside down, strange day I knew was headed south the moment I hit the shower. You know the kind you go, “Why did I even get out of bed?” To start off I got my work schedule wrong, in a good way, sort of. I was…

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Busy Days

Today was a busy day. So much going on. The edit of the book, In The Shadow of Porter’s Hollow, continues. Down to the line by line chapter by chapter. Yes, the big stuff is done. However, refining the final project is both exhilarating and exhausting. Met with the Year of the Book group early afternoon, http://yotbpress.com. Busy with marketing ideas. How…

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