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Launch Party Success!

Launch Party Success!
by Irmgarde Brown
What a wonderful day at the Launch Party. Thanks to all friends and families who made this event such a success. The Price House was a perfect venue for the party as it represents some of the most beautiful Victorian homes in the area. And although Sister Jane does not take place "exactly" in our lovely city, there are many similarities. The biggest laugh of the day came when someone asked me if any of the characters in my book were based on "real people" and I answered, "Everyone!" Streaming event was recorded (fast forward recommended - LOL)  https://youtu.be/UUilOzrg-bw
 

What a Character!

What a Character!
by Irmgarde Brown

               Quite a few “characters” have floated in and out of my life. I’m sure you could say the same. They are the colorful bits; they are the ones we remember for a long time.

                Charlie rented one of our rooms on Park Avenue when I was a child. He had what I now know was a trigger finger, his ring finger, on his right hand. He was a heavy smoker and spent a lot of time hanging out on our porch. Gruff and grizzly, most of the time, he indulged a 2nd grader who had lots and lots of questions. And then he was gone.

Miracles as Viral News

Miracles as Viral News
by Irmgarde Brown
I wonder, if you read in the newspaper or heard on the nightly news about a woman who was working miracles, would you believe it? Would it matter which newspaper or television network carried the story? What if your friend told you about it? What if someone you knew had a miraculous healing? What would it take for you to believe?

How Sister Jane, The Book, Was Born

How Sister Jane, The Book, Was Born
by Irmgarde Brown
Which way is the best way to write and publish a book? How many versions of a book are started and cast aside? And why write a book instead of a short story or a magazine article or a blog post? These are just three of many questions that writers and wannabe writers face as we look at the blank screen. 

We read memoirs and articles about writers - we want to be inspired. We attend conferences and subscribe to writer's magazines - we want to be encouraged. We talk about writing, a lot!