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excitedI am very excited to announce that I will be working with a new editor. She has worked with Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, both #1 NY Times Best Selling Authors! I will be in great hands. Edits for Tears in the Sun the novel are scheduled for December.

If you’d like to hear more about the novel hop over and like my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby. I will also begin working on the cover design within the next few months.

Thanks for everyone’s support as I continue Lacey’s journey!

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fictionHave you ever wondered why an idea took so long for you to act on? Me too. In fact, I finally set up a Facebook author page. I realized with 5 short stories published it was time. And, I’m halfway through my novel based on the short story “Tears in the Sun”.

I’d love the support if you’re interested in hopping over and liking my page. It’s located at https://www.facebook.com/JAOwenby . I will have updates on the upcoming novel, characters, reviews, and more.

The crazy thing is that I wrote the last 45 pages while selling our current home and purchasing another, working part-time, and writing resumes! When the story flows, it gushes. I will say that having an outline and scenes has made it easier. I’ve thought about this story for years, but in the last one it all began to click.

I look forward to sharing more as I continue to write and move into the edits with my editor.

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I found this and absolutely had to share!


Keep writing!

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Words for Writers

Some great words of encouragement for writing and anything else in your life.


Just keep





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“Want to keep your brain in shape? Well according to this Discovery News segment, diving into works of fiction rather than data and textbooks might be the best way to stay sharp.

(We bookworms have known this for years, of course. But it’s nice to see mainstream media finally hopping on board.)

Check out just how big an impact reading fiction can have on your cognitive ability in this video at  http://tinyurl.com/oxs7xle 


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Okay, apparently I’m enjoying quick lists and bright colors! I love the short bursts of useful tips that you can use in your writing area. Said is one of the most common words in writing, so here are 100 different ways to write it. This keeps things fresh and helps us stretch our vocabulary.

100 words


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