Andersen Light A Meta-Normal Novel2021 Tanya D Dawson

Andersen Light Release Day Character Interviews

...how do you feel about your story being released into the wild?

Fresh New Look!

Dear Readers, Welcome to the fresh new look of my updated website!  Enthusiastic kudos go to web design master, Bryan “Sully” Sullivan, for his inner artist, collaborative spirit, and all-around technical expertise. Please check…
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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…
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…
Cafeteria Halloween FoodBlog.TanyaDDawson.com

Cafeteria Halloween Food

Halloween plays a huge role in my upcoming novel, Andersen Light: A Mystic Creek Novel. There’s a big to-do at the lighthouse, at the high school (even the “teachers dressed to reflect their class subjects"), and many nighttime parties…
I had to make an appointment with my Self, the “come hell or high water” type. And now I’m finally here with my Self―BITCHOK (butt in the chair, hands on keyboard), an acronym I’ve borrowed many times from young adult author Cassandra Clare https://www.cassandraclare.com/writing-advice/. There’s no way to fool the true Self, but wow did I fool myself it had only been a couple of months since my last blog post!?! I told my Selves (I know you know what I mean) that today was the day, come hell or high water, that I would write. There’s a funny thing about intention when it’s addressed to the true Self. The Self ain’t playing. It remembers and wants that specific appointment kept, no matter how long it takes. Meditating, exercising and contemplating life over a cup of Darjeeling and a handful of dark cherries isn’t the same.TDDawson
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Hell or High Water: Appointment with My Self

I had to make an appointment with my Self, the “come hell or high water” type. And now I’m finally here with my Self―BITCHOK (butt in the chair, hands on keyboard), an acronym I’ve borrowed many times from young adult author Cassandra…