Category Archives: publishing

Epilogues – Do Readers Want One? By Stacy Hoff

I am trying to wrap up my newest manuscript. But I wonder about how I’ll finally write “the end.” To me, a story isn’t finished when the “happily ever after” finally happens. I always find myself needing to craft an … Continue reading

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This Horse Racing Book Just Crossed the Finish Line! By Stacy Hoff

The 142nd Kentucky Derby means more to me than merely watching a fantastic race–it marks my own, personal milestone. Not only as a spectator, but as a writer. This week I signed the contract with my publisher for my fourth … Continue reading

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Writing Despite My Terrible Week by Stacy Hoff

This week was awful. My iPhone and wallet were stolen right off my desk at work. (Yes, we had “office visitors” that day. No, the police have not made any arrests yet.) I spent hours recreating what was lost. I went … Continue reading

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The Long Kiss Goodnight: Saying Farewell to Samhain

I was completely shocked on Friday to find a Facebook post/share from one of the most respected of small presses, Samhain, announcing they would be closing their doors within the year. Shock is actually a mild word to what I … Continue reading

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All Aboard for Blog Tours by Stacy Hoff

I’ve recently launched my newest release, DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC. In order to promote it I had to do everything  under the sun marketing-wise. Technically, this should have been no big deal for me. After all, ARCTIC is my fifth book … Continue reading

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Location, location, location by Stacy Hoff

    The old adage in real estate is well known: the best way to select property is by considering three things – location, location, location. Does this principle hold true for writers? In order to find the perfect location … Continue reading

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Writing A Sequel by the Seat of Your Pants by Stacy Hoff

I can admit it – I am a “pantser” (someone who does not plot out a book, preferring instead to write by the “seat of their pants”). Maybe because of my “lawyer” day job I simply cannot write fiction by … Continue reading

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