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In the Shadow of Porter's Hollow by Yvonne Schuchart
Book Reviews: Exciting Stuff

Funny, I never got excited about book reviews when I was in school. I greeted the assignment with a groan, even my desk and chair creaked in protest. At the time, writing my thoughts on what somebody else wrote didn’t seem to have any practical value. Now I am a writer, and book reviews are golden. Your words about my…

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Progress!

So the first book is done, it’s out there in print and e-book versions and I took a big breath once it got  posted to Amazon. But I forgot to let it out. I’ve been known to hold my breath at critical moments. Just ask my one-time horseback riding instructor, Liz. Did it over the jumps every time. Well, I…

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INSPIRE ME!

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? What is it in life that gets your blood pumping? Makes you say, “Wow!” Keeps you going when you’d otherwise want to give up. What makes you think, I’d love to be like that? I’d love to have that kind of motivation, that kind of energy, that kind of heart. What kinds of things–sights, words of inspiration,…

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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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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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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Writing Progress–Porter’s Hollow

Yes, she’s back. My muse, tearing her hair out again. I am working feverishly on my own personal set of revisions. Tweaking the things I felt stood out to me. So I’m getting there. I have added a few elements to make it stronger, more interesting I hope. Tightening the writing itself. Dropped 3000 words already–and they needed to go….

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From the Rooftop

What would I yell from the rooftop if I could? Today–at this point in my life? I’ve come to understand a few things about myself, so it would be different today than it would have been when I was younger. It will probably be different another five, ten, twenty years from now. But I know this, I must live life…

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