Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Moonlight and Magnolias
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Recently returned from attending the Georgia Romance Writer's Moonlight and
Magnolia conference, held in Atlanta - October 9-12.
Was fortunate to get five pitch sessions with three editors and two agents.
Had stuff requested from all five!
Have finished my sixth
work - St. Geneivieve - and seeing interest in it already.
fifth work is scheduled to be released in January - more on that later.
The fourth work - The Man Upstairs - still kicking at Pelican Books.
Supposed to hear something by November 1. Keep me in your prayers!
Starting to flesh out details for two series. Each will have three novels.
Looking forward to getting and staying busy.
Recently recorded a music video for our Together Making Changes giving back program at TMC.
Attorneys currently getting licenses and permission and then will be posted on FB,
Website and other social media.
Thanks to everyone who came to
the Author Fair at Homosassa Library last weekend and thanks for those who bought my books!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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In January of this year I got an idea for a novella (length between a novel and short story).
this work in early February (name to be decided later) and pitched it to an editor.
Long story short (no pun intended)
within a week I had an offer to publish by Soul Mate Publishing.
Now, if I can just get that contract from Pelican Book
(for my full length Christian/Inspirational romance entitled The Man Upstairs),
it would mean three
contracts within a year! I'm off and running on my second career! Keep me in your prayers.
Thanks to everyone who have
helped make that possible!
Monday, December 23, 2013
Just a note to let you know that my next story,
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The Man Upstairs, was judged the WINNER
of the Single Title
Contemporary finalists in a national contest sponsored by
The Valley of the Sun
chapter of Romance Writers of America.
The contest coordinator contacted me last week
with comments from the two
judges. One judge
(an editor from Random House) has expressed interest
in publishing this work in 2015.
the meantime, I am anxiously waiting the results of my submission
of this work to Pelican Books. The day after learning
I had won the contest,
I heard from Pelican. The book has been sent to committee
and I should hear from them within
Keep me in your prayers!!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Thursday, December 12, 2013
TIME FOR RAINE
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
THE MAN UPSTAIRS
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The Man Upstairs (my fourth novel) has been chosen as a finalist for the "Hot Prospects"
national contest held by a chapter of Romance Writers of America, in the Single Title Contemporary category. Judges for the
three finalists are renowned editors for Sourcebooks, Inc. and Random House. Winners will be announced December 15th. Please
keep your fingers and toes crossed that The Man Upstairs does well!
Friday, October 11, 2013
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
STILL NUMBER ONE BEST SELLER!!!
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Saturday, September 7, 2013
COPIED FROM AMAZON REVIEWS FOR TIME FOR RAINE
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
awesome book. You can't put this one down. Each chapter throws you into the next with the intensity of the action and mystery
of a child showing her talents. Don't miss this read. It's the best book I've read this year and the third from this writer.
Raine will amaze you and force the reality that we are, indeed, still evolving.
review helpful to you?
I was unable to put this book down, I simply had
to read it all the day I bought it. With everything a good novel should have, mystery, romance, and a plot that keeps the
reader wondering what is going to happen next, Time for Raine is a must read.
Like all good authors, C. Barry
Denham's ability to keep the reader's interest is very evident throughout the story. Each chapter follows the previous one
flawlessly. There is nowhere the reader can stumble or lose the story's thread as the tale of this gifted child unfolds.
It is certainly the best book I've read this year, and the third of C. Barry Denham's books. I am looking forward
to his next novel.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
TIME FOR RAINE now available online
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Monday, August 26, 2013
RELEASE DATE IS HERE!!!
UPDATE: Time for Raine is the NUMBER 1 Best Seller on the publisher's website for Sweet Cravings
Publishing, after being released only yesterday!!! THANK YOU ALL!
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My new book Time for Raine
was released today (early). Please help me in my efforts to launch my writing career by ordering from my publisher's link
below. If you have a reader other than Kindle, please order the "EPUB" version. If you have a Kindle, order the
"MOBI" version. If you don't have a reader (Nook or Kindle or others), the PDF version will download directly to
your PC or laptop, and can be read with ADOBE (which most computers have or can be downloaded free). Remember, the
book won't be available in paperback until next March. The book will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble,
Bookstrand, ARE and Smashword next Monday, September 2nd. Thank you so much for your support. The book cover is
displayed to the left, under my photo.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
COVER for TIME FOR RAINE
My publisher has completed the cover for my new novel Time for Raine. It is to the left, below my
mug shot. E-version of the book is scheduled to be released in September.
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Monday, August 12, 2013
Time for Raine
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Well, the edits for Time for Raine are done, the MS resides with the proof reader. Next it's
the galleys. Hard to believe the journey on this story is about a month away from release date. Next step will be the cover,
bio, and blurb.
As for The Man Upstairs, still waiting
for agent to decide if she will represent me. She was to do a complete read last week. Perhaps no news is good news?
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Received my first edit from my editor for Time for Raine. I can't say enough about how good
my editor is. Although she has given me a ton of work and only two weeks to do it, she is spot on concerning changes/corrections
that need to be done. I foresee a few all nighters to meet this deadline.
As for my latest The Man Upstairs, I have re-written this work as an Inspirational novel. I did this at
the suggestion of a potential agent. Because I made this decision, I have had to turn down TWO offers for contracts to
publish. However, the MS is sitting at a MAJOR publisher (as a result of a referral and subsequent request). I should hear
something within a couple of months. Keep me in your prayers!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Finally! I am pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 30th I received as offer to publish my third novel,
Time for Raine. I finished getting input on the contract and sent in my signed contract a few minutes ago.
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It's official, I'm now a Romance Writer! (who would have ever thunk it?)
E-Publication production date is September
2013. Paperback production date is March, 2014.
Now the real work of edits, deadlines, galleys, cover design, etc.
More as we get closer to release date.
Friday, March 22, 2013
One Step Closer. . . .
am once again pleased to announce that my latest story Time for Raine (renamed from What the Heart Remembers)
has once again finaled in a national contest. My story was chosen for the top three in the Contemporary Romance
genre for the Lyrical Press "How Lyrical is your romance" open submissions. The overall winner will receive
a contract (with advance), and will be announced April 1st (my daughter Abby's birthday). Keep those fingers and toes
crossed. . . .
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
What the Heart Remembers
I am pleased to announce that my latest story (A General Fiction genre) entitled "What the Heart Remembers"
was chosen as a finalist in a national contest (2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing). On October 6, in
St. Augustine, I will be attending a workshop. The feature speaker at the workshop is the publisher who
was the judge for the finals. I have been granted a 15 minute "pitch" to her to try and get the story
published. Please keep me in your prayers or just cross your fingers that I don't pass out or in some other way
blow my chance to be published by a very good publisher.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012
St. Margaret's (February 5)
I would like to thank all of you who supported me yesterday
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by dropping by and chatting
(and buying "Between Hearts").
It was a beautiful day here in Inverness, and I enjoyed
meeting and seeing
all of you.
CONDO RENTAL INFO
4:30 pm est
:Karen and I are fortunate
to have been able to purchase a second home in Gulf Shores, Alabama,
along the "Red Neck Riveria". Who
knows? Someday we may retire there and I could write my best seller!!
Our 2 BR, 1 BA condo is located within short
walking distance of the "Hang Out" in Gulf Shores,
and only a few miles from the famous "Flora Bama",
where many years ago
I was priviledged to play in a band a few nights a week.
We invite you to be our guest
at the condo (very reasonably priced)
if you want to plan a vacation in that area. Below is the link to the
Monday, October 10, 2011
Book Signing 10/15/11
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Please join me next Saturday, October 15 from noon to 3PM at the Homosassa Public Library, in Homosassa, Florida for a book
signing. Copies of both my books will be available for purchase for $15 each. Look forward to seeing you there!