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COOL NEW WEB TOOL FOR YOU

COOL NEW WEB TOOL FOR YOU While searching for topics to write about this week, I discovered a cool new web tool. New to me anyway. But as a result I got a little sidetracked. Sometimes happens to me. I mean the internet is right there in that little red, yellow and blue google circle. It’s so hard to pay…

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Middle Age–Who Me?

What is middle age? I finally got the courage to look it up. There were varying opinions, of course. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary says it’s “the period of life from 45 to 64.” Wikipedia stretched the upper number to 65. I read one article that seemed to think it didn’t start till 60, I liked that one.  http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/04April/Pages/60-the-new-40-claims-media.aspx Shelley Emling, senior…

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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…

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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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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