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About Ann Everett
Award-winning author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
Ten things about Ann you won't learn from her bio.
She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
She loves shopping at thrift stores.
She doesn’t remember her first kiss.
She hates talking on the telephone.
A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
She secretly wants to get a tattoo.
She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
She sucks at math.
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Why say, she looked, if she can gawk, spy, or examine? Looked offers vague action, where the alternatives show action and expression. The right verb choice can illustrate the character’s state of mind, his mood, as well as physical characteristics.
Inside this book, you’ll find stronger choices listed in alphabetical order for everyday verbs such as enter, walk, ran, took, etc. This quick reference will help you use more descriptive verbs to convey better images in the reader’s mind.
TO KEEP YOUR STORY MOVING!
Description and action are key elements in any story. Without them, scenes and characters fall flat and become vague.
This book focuses on actions and descriptions associated with parts of the body, divided into categories from head to feet, along with plenty of examples.
Also included are hints on how to avoid overwriting, author intrusion, too many adverbs, and passive voice. In addition, you’ll learn how similes and metaphors enhance a story, and as a bonus, you’ll get over 100 sentence starts freely available for you to use in your work.
Although aimed toward beginner to intermediate, more experienced writers may also find it helpful.
Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace's type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she's having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.
**author note: There is NO adultery in this story. Only temptation.
To help find her missing groom, she enlists first cousin Jinx Monroe, and best friends, Rayann Tatum and Synola Harper. Once the investigation begins, it’s not long until the foursome is dealing with clowns, yard gnomes, strippers, and a Baptist deacon.
Even a car chase and gun fight can keep head-strong Tizzy from claiming her happily-ever-after. All she needs is a séance with an old witch and a little help from Positive Jesus.
Texas Ranger Ridge Cooper’s luck isn’t much better. He’s finally gotten his first solo case, and it’s in the Podunk town of Brownsboro, Texas. But when he meets local beauty, Tizzy, he thinks his luck is about to change, until she becomes the prime suspect in his case!
While her husband looks into his latest murder case, Tizzy Cooper has problems of her own. She’s joined forces with first cousin and local PI, Jinx Monroe, to follow a possible cheating husband, confront their Nana about baking Boom Brownies, and drench-a-wench at the local Renaissance Faire.
Raynebeaux Starr's life is damn near perfect. She has wonderful friends. An interesting career. A man when she wants and none when she doesn't, thank you very much. But when tragedy strikes and she’s named guardian to her six year old niece, her world is turned upside down. She finds herself alone in a new town with a small child, no parenting skills and desperate for guidance. Until she meets Father Jared Sloan. The sexiest minister she's ever seen. He is kind, patient and a literal God-send. If only she could stop having unholy thoughts about him!
…is one little lie,
Jared Sloan's love life is a disaster. He has one girlfriend he can't shake, and an ex-fiancée on his doorstep wanting him back. As if things weren't complicated enough, he encounters what must be a fallen angel in a church parking lot. Little does he know when he offers her counseling that she would be unlike anyone he's ever experienced. He wants to be the kind of man she can trust. He also wants to taste her so bad it hurts.
…to lead you to the truth.
Can Jared convince Raynie there is such a thing as happily-ever-after? Or will his deceit only confirm her belief that fairy tale endings don't exist in the real world. Especially not in Lubbock, Texas.
But her personal life isn’t so great. Despite her on-air persona, she’s more cat-lady than love goddess. To make matters worse, a vindictive reporter is determined to uncover her real identity—and expose Haze’s deepest secrets. She’s never had a relationship, and at age thirty—she’s still a virgin.
To escape from it all, Haze sets out on an adventurous cross-country trip with her clingy cat, Romeo, and her potted plant, Bernice.
Along the way, she has a ghostly encounter, a makeover from a troupe of female impersonators, and during an overnight stay in Nashville, when an elevator malfunctions, she falls—literally—into the arms of a stranger.
Could he be the one to end her Virgin Curse?
Swan Malone never imagined leaving Bluebird, Texas, but when her college cheerleading gig leads to fame, and her first film becomes the top-grossing movie of the year, she realizes dreams really do come true. However, not everything in her life is as good as a fairytale.
A soldier barely hanging on.
Nothing could have prepared Army Sergeant Teague Shanahan for what he endured while held hostage in enemy hands. Battered and scarred, he returns home hoping to put his life back together but finds he’s still a prisoner of his past—too broken to be fixed, even by the woman he loves.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where a girl with stars in her eyes fights to save a man with demons in his soul.
Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.
A man running from his past…
Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word of the day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.
Sometimes it takes losing everything…
True Shanahan must be the unluckiest woman in the world. Either that or she’s cursed. After another failed relationship, True leaves Dallas with a broken heart and new attitude. It’s time to walk on the wild side. But when she makes a wrong turn and ends up in Bluebird, Texas, the only man she wants is anything but reckless.
…to find all you’ve ever wanted.
Ritter Malone is the town’s favorite son and has the local hero awards to prove it. Seems he’s always in the right place at the right time. But when he crosses paths with True, his life takes a turn he never sees coming. Her songwriting skills may be questionable, but her ability to turn him inside out is indisputable.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas.
Where a chance meeting gives two people a chance at love.
Whether you’re a novice or multi-published author, the 260+ resources inside this book will save you time and money. From basic writing rules to publishing options, to marketing ideas, this handy reference will serve as your step-by-step guide for each phase of your journey.
Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:
• Six Stages of Writing
• Twelve tips for self-editing
• What to do before you publish
• Pros and cons for each type of publishing
• Setting up social media
• Marketplace sites for covers and formatting
• Promotion sites
• Where to find editing, critique, blog tours, review sites
All of this and so much more in one place. Write, Publish, Market will quickly become your go-to reference.