An author blessed with imagination should not only focus on the work in progress, but also visualize the success of their finished book.
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Opal Writers’ Magazine features Shelley Kassian
The magazine will include the novel that celebrates the Calgary Stampede, The Half Mile of Baby Blue!
The Walmart Launch Sale
Make your greatest escape for $4.99 or less! KOBO and Walmart have launched Walmart eBooks. I’m excited to share that six of my novels have been included in a month-long promotion (US only), which runs from August 22nd, to September 18th, 2018. If you have not read my books, this is a fantastic opportunity toContinue reading “The Walmart Launch Sale”
Career burnout: you can do anything, but not everything!
I knew I was in career burnout months ago. The signs were obvious but I chose to ignore the symptoms. I was tired. Insomnia began. I couldn’t fall asleep at night or I woke up far too early in the morning hours. Writing became a chore instead of a love of storytelling. I ‘hated it’ when myContinue reading “Career burnout: you can do anything, but not everything!”
Behind the scenes at The Calgary Stampede Parade
Seven local Women of Stampede authors saddled up for the ride at the Calgary Stampede Participants BBQ and breakfast.
When I was asked this morning by author Win Day to share my author confessions, guilt plagued me. It’s not personal guilt like bad eating habits or not working out that upset me; it’s career guilt, and a favorite reader immediately comes to mind. His name is Pat. If you search for my books onContinue reading “Author Confessions”
The Stampede Circuit
The Calgary Stampede might be The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but the Stampede circuit has historic roots that stretch across the Province of Alberta. When I began researching my novel, The Half Mile of Baby Blue, I acknowledged that if my Western family were to race their chuckwagon, desiring to save their ranch andContinue reading “The Stampede Circuit”
I think I can
My Monday motivation comes from the childhood story: The Little Engine that Could. I’m caught between a rock and a hard place, an uncomfortable squeezing pressure where I know I need to write (the Odin Saga, a MedEvil Romantasy, set in the kingdom of Velez) but my motivation rests on the railroad track, staring straight ahead,Continue reading “I think I can”
Family dynamics and Baby Blue
In my recent title: The Half Mile of Baby Blue, family dynamics contribute to the overall conflict that frustrates one of my favorite characters, Dot Wheeler, the matriarch and grandmother of the story. Albeit, The Half Mile of Baby of Baby Blue is only a book, but when I speak of family dynamics, I utilize my ownContinue reading “Family dynamics and Baby Blue”