Did you see Bend, OR author Jane Kirkpatrick on Book TV from C-SPAN Book TV? She was interviewed at her house about her book, Homestead. Author Tom DeWolf was also interviewed and local historians regarding Bend/Central Oregon. The interviews are on the C-SPAN website.
“I can’t think of a better way to learn craft than to take a cruise with writers. That’s what I did the first week of June. We were a small crowd of writers but I learned a great deal about ebooks, creating conflict in scenes, about building characters and brainstorming plot and other issues pertinent …
“Jane Kirkpatrick excels at telling the stories of strong women who make a contribution to history and who otherwise might be forgotten. Where Lilacs Still Bloom is the story of one such woman, a passionate gardener who created a slew of gorgeous, fragrant new lilac cultivars at a time women were not expected to have interests …
“Annie is on her fourth novel, and sales of the last two have not been hot. Annie’s friends devise plans to help her come to the attention of Oprah. Worried that her career will be over if her latest book doesn’t find an audience, Annie throws herself into all the zany ideas. Along the way …