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Local Authors, Author Life & Book Report

The last few weeks have been nicely jam-packed with activities, which have included meeting with local authors and my own author life works. Las Cruces Writers A few of the many local authors had our first in-person (since the start…
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Wassup Behind the Scenes?

Dear Mom, It’s been a month since my last letter. [Wait! That’s a different note. Let’s start over.] Dear Reader, It’s been a month since my last blog post. And what a month it’s been, filled with lots of doings behind the…
What I Love About Georgie Jones
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What I Love About Georgie Jones

What do I love about Georgie Jones, my teen hero? I love Georgie’s gumption. She displays her courage throughout the book, but we first witness her face her fear with a confidence battered by emotional attacks in the first chapter. I like…
Grab a Comfy Book Harriet the Spyblog.tanyaddawson.com
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Grab a Comfort Book & Assume the Position

These are the times for comfort. We reach for comfort food (my latest favorite is Nairn’s gluten-free biscuit, especially the stem ginger and chocolate varieties) and find a cozy spot to snack and assume the position. Nairn's Comfy…
What Would Luther Say?Public Domain
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The Fork & What Would Luther Say?

Indecision You’re in the angst of indecision. The weight of the “right" way presses your shoulders and stomach into knots as you face the fork in the road. You’ve researched and data gathered, analyzed, and listed the pros and cons,…
Scary Queryblog.TanyaDDawson.com
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Scary Query

Scary query? Let me just tell you…. Scary Query Querying an Agent Querying a literary agent can be terrifying, even paralyzing to a degree. You may not know this, but a query letter is the precious thing upon which a writer rests…
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Recommended Read―Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

I recently read a young adult novel called Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy. I found it in a book review (where, I wish I could remember so that I could credit and thank the reviewer). I like Murphy’s character Faith Hubert, a plus-sized…
Accountability & Writer's CreepTanya De Dawson
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Writer's Creep

Accountability & Writer's Creep Creep happens. I’d like to say writer’s creep happens especially when the writer is new. I’d like to wave my arm magnanimously and say there-there to myself. And while life happens, my progress…
Andersen Light Book Cover MockupTanya D. Dawson
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Grateful

I am grateful for last year. In the beginning I took on a transitional, and what I supposed would be a supporting role in a local New Thought church called Unity. Rather, the ministry immediately became life’s front and center—while I sported…