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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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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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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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THE REWRITE IS DONE

It’s been a while since I posted because . . . I’ve been writing! And writing, and writing, and writing! And yes, the second draft is done! Yahooeee! I found it a difficult process. It’s hard to keep track of what you’ve written before and where it fits in the story. Have I said this before? Did I say it…

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UPDATE: Progress on “Porter’s Hollow” Book

I believe the final decision on the title is, “In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow.” Confession–I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to this point. But, the rough draft is completed. It is novel length, over 57,000 words, and I am ready for the rewriting and editing stage. My mentor and inspiration Demi Stevens of http://yotb.press has it in her capable hands to…

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The Writing Experience Continues

The book title is most likely going to stay, “In the Shadow of Porter’s Hollow.” It conveys the idea of the protagonist (the main character) being a woman whose family past has overshadowed who she has become. I like the way the picture above hints at shadows and old things hiding in them. The writing is going well. Over 50,000…

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Living My Characters’ Lives

I don’t think I ever realized how daunting it would be to write an entire book. I’ve written so many short pieces, poetry, stories, articles, without a thought for how long a book length story goes on. I feel like I’m living the characters’ lives. It plays on in my head like a movie. I picture the scenes, dread what…

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Review of Payback–M. C. Hillegas

LINK http://mchillegas.com/ The above link is to a book I just read. I’d give this one five stars. See review below. REVIEW In this debut novel, M. C. Hillegas creates characters so believable, so real they could be you or me. No perfect, model people here. The story leaves the reader feeling invested in their plight. The protagonist, Sarah Gavin,…

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Journaling the Writing Adventure

   This place is inspirational. It’s the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Out there under those mists is a deep valley of trees with Pine Creek running through the middle. Nature at its heavenly best. I love to breathe deep the fresh, piney air, the wet musky scents of the woods, hear the twitter of birds, the rustling in the underbrush…

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