Category Archives: Writing Topics

MY FIRST BOOK-SIGNING EXPERIENCE – PART 1 by Stacy Hoff

On March 14th I had my first book signing event ever. I was scared stiff to read four small pages of my first book, DESIRE IN THE EVERGLADES. Me, facing a large audience? Ack! Between my anxiety over this event, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Secret 12 – The Passing of Pete

Yesterday (March 25, 2015) at 3:16 p.m., my dog Pete passed away.  My heart is broken. Pete was a funny little guy.  We got Pete at a pet store. We don’t normally get our pets that way, preferring rescue groups.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Land of Little Glaciers or How a New Book is Born!

  On the news today, one of the weather forecasters referred to the non-melting piles of snow in our yards as little glaciers. Due to the below freezing temperatures and an episode of freezing rain, they have solidified, so it’s … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 11 – Expect the Unexpected

Things are changing faster than I can keep up.  Instead of trying to understanding everything, I’ve switched to let the flow take me wherever. Life happens that way a lot. First my computer was acting badly the other night. I … Continue reading

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Wedding Anniversary, Being Irish, and Changes

So many things are happening, it’s hard to keep up. We’re finally melting which is a plus but we have a lot of snow. The ice jams on the roof are gone without any interior leaking. YAY! My husband and … Continue reading

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Hoping for The Luck of the Irish by Stacy Hoff

It’s unfortunate I’m not Irish—I could really use the luck. Will my newest release sell well? Will it get good reviews? Or be read by anybody (besides my mother)? How about my book signing event tomorrow? Will I wow people, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned: Sharing Secret 10 – Love, Sex and Power or What Makes A Love Story Great, Part 2

Last week, we looked at young love in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This week, we’re looking at love and sex between a power couple. We’re talking about Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. The story is about a powerful woman who is … Continue reading

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