Archive for July 2015

Book Cover Reveal!

Book Cover Reveal for THE DEER EFFECT! The book cover artist at Deranged Doctor Designs really nailed it. All-in-all, I think this cover is much more representative of the story than the first one. What do you think? Once in a while a story comes along that resonates with the very essence of what we call…

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The Dementia Chronicles #9

The Dementia Chronicles #9 marks 54 days of Mom living here with us. Last night one of my cats would not come in and so I left the window open to their room. But Audrey, instead of going into their room, decided to go to the pergola patio where my mom’s cat, Timmy sleeps sometimes.…

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The Dementia Chronicles #8

The Dementia Chronicles #8–the ongoing account of my mother and her battle with dementia and COPD. Mom keeps turning off the dishwasher. For the last three days I’ve tried to clean the dishes that are building to max proportions in her dishwasher. Let me back up. She was showing signs of improvement and she still is.…

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Title My Next Book and Win a Prize!

Title my next book and win a prize! You heard right. I’m having a competition for help titling my next novel! Title the sequel to The Deer Effect and win eBooks and paperback copies of three award-winning novels: The Deer Effect,  Drowning, and  Bobby’s Diner, and A $10 Amazon giftcard! These are the guidelines: 1.…

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The Dementia Chronicles #7

The Dementia Chronicles #7 explores more than just Mom as a sick woman but Mom as an interesting one… I walk by the closet several times a day. It’s where we put Mom’s oxygen machine. Yesterday, nearly a month after Mom’s move here I realized that the machine sounds like an old wheezing man we’ve hidden…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from everyone working at Susan Wingate Writing. My team and I want to wish you a safe and happy weekend. Thank you all for always supporting us and for reading my books. Have a safe and relaxing holiday. Here are some fun 4th of July images you might enjoy. God bless you!…

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Writing as Art and Art for Writing

Writing as Art and Art for Writing has been a point of contention among writers for a while now. Here’s my take. As a writer, I lean on the creative nature of writing when I work on literary pieces more than when I write commercial work. Please, before you say anything, yes, I know that all stories–whether literary…

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The Dementia Chronicles #6

The Dementia Chronicles #6 delves deeper into my family’s life experiences. As I type this, my mother is out back trying to retrieve her dog. I honestly believe if she didn’t have Teddy, her little Shi Tzu, mom would die. Anyway, over these last three weeks of mom living with us, albeit in her very private…

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