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September 17th, 2008

A Heritage From Grandparents, Who Often Inspire Us in Life & Business


This past week, over at the b5media Lifestyles Channel  we paid a tribute to grandparents, in recognition of Grandparents Day. 
The b5media Lifestyles Channel pays tribute to their own grandparents with memories, recipes and values handed down from generation to generation, said Channel Editor Gayla McCord.
At Quilting and Patchwork, where I also blog, I wrote a […]

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September 15th, 2008

Capturing the “Green” Trend in Business & Writing

I’ve been writing travel articles for years and once was editor of a regional travel publication.  Currently I write a travel column, Vagabond Traveler, for American Roads Travel Magazine.
I decided to expand upon this and write The “Green” Vagabond Traveler as a blog and see where it goes.  Although the blog features traveling and what […]

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September 9th, 2008

Acts of Kindness Have Far Reaching Effects in Business and Life


Author/illustrator, Tasha Tudor, was a very gracious lady who gave me, an aspiring children’s writer, (as well as parents and aunt) an afternoon of her busy life many years ago.  I’m sure this wasn’t with the idea of promoting herself and her books when she invited us to tea at her farmhouse home.  However, her kindness has […]

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August 29th, 2008

Kathleen Walls’ Travel Books About the Southeastern U.S.

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During August, we’ve had a theme of travel and related home businesses.  So I’m rounding out the month by discussing Kathleen (Katy) Walls’ travel books with her. Katy has producted them through her Florida home based publishing business.  We also learn from Katy that you can write books about the places close to home without traveling to exotic […]

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August 25th, 2008

Kathleen Walls - From Author to Self-Publisher to Publishing Business


For more than a decade, since I met Kathleen (Katy) Walls, I’ve seen her move from author to self-publisher to forming a publishing business, Global Authors Publications (GAP).  I thought some suggestions from Katy would help writers understand the publishing business from the perspective of an author/publisher. 
Katy founded GAP in 2004 to publish her books from her Florida home.  […]

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August 21st, 2008

Giveaway at Quilting & Patchwork by Home Biz Notes Blogger

 Do you need cheer?  Do you need uplifting?  Do you need simply to read some lovely stories?  The giveaway this month at another of my blogs, Quilting and Patchwork, is just the answer.
It consists Heartwarmers of Spirit, an anthology concerning Triumphs over Life’s Challenges, edited by Azriela Jaffe. 
I have a story published in this book, “My […]

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August 19th, 2008

Susan Gunelius: Exploring the Harry Potter Phenomenon

The Harry Potter Phenomenon has captured young and older in its web with books, movies, and paraphernalia.  What has made these books so popular that this became a brand in itself and skyrocketed to fame?
Susan Gunelius explores this in her book, Harry Potter - The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon.
I interviewed Susan, since I’ve […]

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August 11th, 2008

Winner of the Book Giveaway at Home Biz Notes Announced

We have a winner of the book giveaway, Tales of Adventure and Discovery. 
Sarah B’s name was selected in the random drawing at random.org.  Congratulations, Sarah !
This giveaway was run in conjunction with the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.  There were so many who entered the giveaway, left comments and shared with us about reading to their children, grandchildren, […]

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August 9th, 2008

Should Your Newsletter Be Online As Well As An Ezine?


Do you find it frustrating when you receive a very informative ezine then discover it’s not online as well. I try to keep my e-mail box cleared out (I’m not always successful).  However, I just realized I no longer had the directions for a project because I’d deleted the ezine. (Even putting newletters in folders becomes […]

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August 2nd, 2008

Travel - the Lure of the Ages


Travel - the lure of distant lands, the desire to see around the next bend, the call of the unknown, the inability to stay in one place  has affected humans from time unknown.  Some people, though, desire to stay at home, while others tour the globe.
Nowadays, we can experience both by working at home in travel related […]

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