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Freezing Point

Surviving Nature's Bleak Midwinter: Tips from the Evergreens

Kelly Rypkema | Posted 02.23.2013 | Green
Kelly Rypkema

With no refuge from the driving snow, freezing temperatures and drying winds of winter, conifers like pine trees, spruces and hemlocks still manage to survive and even thrive.

My Love Affair with Book Marketing

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Karen Dionne

The key is to marketing your novel is to find the things that make your book special and capitalize on those to get the word out.

Can You Hear Me Now? An Author Talks Audiobooks

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Some argue there's no such thing as an audiobook. After all, a book is something you hold in your hands. Okay, maybe a book is also a file you downloa...

I am Not a Scientist. So Why Do I Write Science Thrillers?

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.03.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

I got the idea for the novel when I read a small feature item in the newspaper about a 1,000 square-mile section of the Larson Ice Shelf that had broken off due to global warming.

The Other eBook

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Forget Kindles and iPads and Sony Readers and Nooks. While traditional publishers and e-tailers battle for readers, I've discovered another kind of electronic reading experience: audiobooks.

Yet Another Blog Post About Michael Crichton

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dionne

Michael Crichton is the reason I became a writer; Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park my literary role models.

Can a Novel Change the World?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

The novel, of course, is fiction. But the WaterLife Foundation is real. In my author's notes, I direct readers toward this worthy non-profit. I discovered the organization while researching the novel.

Aqua Fina or Aqua Finite?

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dionne

Recently, governors and legislatures... approved the Great Lakes Compact, a landmark agreement that bans the sale and diversion of water outside the region.