Writing a novel – the actual writing of the story – is the easiest part for me. But while the words flow out onto the page relatively quickly, they usually need some tweaking and polishing when the whole thing is done. The tweaking may mean developing scenes or conversations more. Or adding scenes, if the […]

Author Gloria Ann Waldron Hukle Events

News from Gloria Ann Waldron Hukle, Author, Troy High School Class of 1967 classmate: “April 13th I’ll be at Valley Falls Library and April 28th at Rensselaer Library- both in New York. Watch newspapers for details or visit my website. The 4th and final book of the series is expected this fall. A decade in […]

An American Book Series by Gloria Waldron Hukle

Local author Gloria Waldron Hukle has announced the anticipated publication date for the fourth in her series chronicling a fictionalized version of the Waldron family, early Dutch settlers in New York State. Her first three: Book One – “Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple”  Begins in 1653 in Holland, follows the Waldron family to Lower Manhattan,  120 […]

Targeting Genre for Big Sales

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Dawn Lajeunesse I’ve been following C.S.Lakin at LiveWriteThrive for several years now. I also hired her for a couple of critiques, and learned a humbling ton about how to write a stronger novel. Susanne is a staunch supporter of self-publishing, but as many of you know, that sometimes gets […]


“MARCH FEATURE: The 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Whether you write every day or haven’t written in a long time, I am glad you are here! If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you share your writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, then […]

27th Annual Writers’ Institute

WHAT The 27th annual Writers’ Institute — click on this LINK for registration and speaker information WHEN April 15-17, 2016 WHERE Madison, Wisconsin WHY To improve your writing craft. To pitch a book to a literary agent. To meet other writers and find your writing community. To learn publishing tips. To have your work critiqued. […]


For those of you who have been coming to this page to read my blog posts, you will now find them at For your convenience, there is a link on my home page. Over the next few days, I will be filling this space with announcements of book/reading/writing events in the surrounding area, news of […]