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 My first digital-only story is available this month. I’m a bit challenged by all the choices, but here is a shortcut to download “The Story of Us,” which is a prequel to the upcoming reader favorite, The Ocean Between Us: Reader Store: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/susan-wiggs/the-story-of-us/...
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Author Susan Wiggs and Artist Mary Marquiss Visit The Ocean Lodge in February Two weekend events bring Northwest cultural icons to Cannon Beach. CANNON BEACH, OREGON – January 13, 2010 – The Ocean Lodge and Cannon Beach Books welcome guests the weekend of February 5–6, 2010 to listen and...
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Chef Greg Atkinson and author Susan Wiggs set for book reading at Eagle Harbor Book Company Bainbridge Island celebrities featured in “Literary Feast” cookbook BAINBRIDGE WA –Northwest celebrity chef, author and food instructor Greg Atkinson plus author Susan Wiggs will visit Eagle Harbor...
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Feed the hungry, save the earth, cure disease, give sight to the blind, teach someone to read. You have the power to do it allhow cool is that? Heres my favorite tool for charitable giving: Charity Navigator. This site rates organizations with respect to how much of your donation is actually used...
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It’s Frustrated Reader month in my in-box. Definitely the most frequently asked question is this: Q: Why, oh why, did you leave Daisy twisting in the wind like that? Curse you! May you burn in hell! (But after you write Daisy’s story.) A: WARNING. There are bound to be a few spoilers in my...
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Christmas Memories by Susan Wiggs, author of Lakeshore Christmas Lakeshore Christmas is my first full-length novel set during the holidays, so I relied on my deepest and most cherished personal memories for inspiration. First, there’s the weather. I’m originally from a tiny town in the wilds of New...
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Leave it to my friend Michael to show up with such a one-of-a-kind gift. Only a fellow writer understands the treasure of a 70-year-old magazine: These are such fun to page through. And so eerily current: Be clear, clean and vivid. Put your heart on the page. Please the reader. Treat writing as...
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"What was a misstep that you (or your publisher) made with publishing your first book--and how would you do things differently if you could?" I've been asked to write a post about this. I sold my first book in 1986 while still in my 20s. Texas Wildflower was a genre historical romance...
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Count that among the questions a writer least wants to hear. Even my computer hates this book.  
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MAY NEWS FROM SUSAN WIGGS“…you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable / And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table / No one can find the rewind button, girl / So cradle your head in your hands / And breathe... just breathe…” – Anna Nalick, “Breathe(2am)”In this Issue... In stores...
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You never forget your first time...
…further chitchat with Deborah Bouziden… DB: Who introduced you to Kathleen Woodiwiss’ books or did you stumble across them in the library? What drew you to them and would you recommend them to beginning romance writers today? Why? SW: When I was in college, I had a summer job at a department store...
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[With apologies to Judy Brady and her seminal "I Want a Wife" essay.] I want an intern. Just a little, easy-to-work-with helper who will support my writing enterprise. I want an intern to take care of all the business-y stuff so I can focus on the book. It makes perfect sense for a busy...
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We all know I love book cover art and the whole process of dressing up a novel to be released into the wild. With Fireside in stores now, I credit a lot of its sales success to a great cover. Here’s something interesting– another guy who likes book cover art has showcased his faves on his blog,...
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(image from wikimedia commons) Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to post nasty reviews on Amazon. The same person used 4 (and counting) different names to give poor Fireside 4 low ratings. I’m very flattered by the attention! Three of her fake personae were invented just to trash Fireside. The...
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A few random Qs from my publisher… What is your favorite flower? Magenta cyclamen. In the dead of winter, I can always find a few secretly blooming in my garden. What are you reading now?Identical Strangers by Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein. It’s a memoir by twins who were separated at birth and...
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