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Interview with Jennifer DeCuir Author of Drawn to Jonah, Five of Hearts, and Wynter's Journey

I'm so excited to share with you an interview with author Jennifer DeCuir.  Jen has three books published already, and all of them are great reads.  If you're looking for the perfect book to take on vacation or spend a lazy Sunday with, pick up any of her books.  They are all set in the same fictional New England town, but you don't have to read them in order.    How did it feel when you found out that you'd sold your first book?  Did you celebrate? At first I was stunned, and the fact that the editor prefaced her email with an apology for taking so long to respond to my query? Wow! Truth of the matter was, she replied faster than any other publishing house I’d ever sent to. Too funny! I celebrated numerous times… once with the family, once with my closest girlfriends and once by myself (with a well-earned trip to the bookstore for a long browse). Can you tell me about your writing process?  Do you plan every detail before you start writing? I am THE mos

10 Things WAHMs Are Sick of Hearing

I became a SAHM when I was pregnant with my oldest son.  I was fortunate enough that our circumstances allowed me to stay at home for 8 years.  By that time, I had three children, and my oldest was diagnosed with autism.  Then circumstances changed.  I had to work.  Daycare is expensive, and I didn't think daycare would work with my oldest.  I had to get an income, and I had to stay home.  I started selling an Etsy shop and sold unneeded items on eBay.  I had always loved writing, and I wanted to use my degree, so I started looking for writing jobs. Three years later, I still sell on Etsy , I still write for private clients, and I have two blogs.  I love my job, but I don't love the reaction from people.  Here are the things WAHMs are sick of getting asked. Do you actually make money? No.  I have so much spare time between running a home, cooking, cleaning, laundry, raising kids, and being a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout leader that I decided to volunteer my time writing.