Pen & Ink Seek Inspiration

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Think writing a short story or a novel is easy?  Then, think fast!  Give us a killer plot, great characters, and wonderful ambiance.

What?  You found it difficult to come up with all of those?  Need some more time?  An hour?  A day?  A week?  So how do the pros do it?

Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Anne Riley, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 8/16-31/14 session?

This session’s question? Where do you find your best inspiration?

So…  Grab a pen and paper, and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as talented as Anne Riley is!

- The Editors

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Pen & Ink Take on Character

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Anyone can write a story, but not everyone can make that story and its characters come alive.  So how do the pros do it?

Who better to provide the answer to such a question than author Clara Grace Walker, who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 8/1 – 15/14 session?

This session’s question? How do you bring your characters to life on the page?

So…  Grab a pen and paper, and get ready to take some notes.  There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from the diverse experiences of someone as talented as Clara Grace Walker is!

- The Editors

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31th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for Annie Acorn’s 2014 Christmas Treasury by authors of From Women’s Pens, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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- The Editors

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30th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for Jolly Old Spook by Angel Nichols herself, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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Jolly Old Spook (Angel Nichols’ Christmas Shorts Book 3) – A Christmas story for everyone in the family who’s old enough to learn the the real truth about Santa as shared by Angel Nichols.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

It’s two days before Christmas Eve, and the Mills family is under siege. Nine-year-old Will is used to the annual battle with Ysolda Povenmire and her devil dog, but what, pray tell, do the FBI and CIA have to do with things? Fearlessly risking life and limb, the brave youngster follows first one clue and then another, until they lead him to the biggest surprise of all and the best Mills family Christmas EVER!

So grab a couple of gingerbread men, a flask of hot cocoa, and your mittens, and come along for the ride. Internationally read, From Women’s Pen author Angel Nichols has produced yet another charming tale, and you won’t want to miss it.

Bet you can’t read this one without laughing!

- The Editors

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29th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for Country Cabin Christmas by Juliette Hill, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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Country Cabin Christmas (Juliette Hill’s Christmas Shorts Book 3) – A contemporary Christmas story by Juliette Hill.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Rival rising music stars, Skylar and Tony know that the path to stardom never runs smoothly. They both need a seasonal hit to shoot to the top the charts. Nashville record producer, Jack P. Dylan has an idea, but will it be enough? Will they be able to work together to create a winning combination, or will their differences block their way to success and true love?

You won’t want to miss this latest Juliette Hill Christmas short!

- The Editors

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28th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for A Caraway Christmas by Elizabeth Bastos, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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A Caraway Christmas – A Christmas reminder by Elizabeth Bastos that all is not always as it seems.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Holly’s reindeer cookies are something of town lore, sometimes causing folks to claim they hear the tinkling of Christmas bells. This Christmas, though, Holly finds herself drawn more to caraway. What could this mean? You won’t want to miss this one!

- The Editors

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27th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for One Last Gift to Go by our own Annie Acorn, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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One Last Gift To Go (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Shorts Book 1) – An historical Christmas story based in the 1940s by Annie Acorn.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

Children aren’t the same as kittens, as Miss Mary Mason is reminded when she volunteers to keep two orphans in her home through Christmas. Ragged and dirty, their manners leave much to be desired. Still, Mary perseveres, not willing to return them to a system that will certainly not meet their needs. You won’t want to miss this remarkable story of the far-reaching power of love from internationally read author Annie Acorn!

- The Editors

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26th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for The Christmas Cardinal by Susan Jean Ricci, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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The Christmas Cardinal (Susan Jean Ricci’s Christmas Shorts Book 2) – A Scottie and Shelly Malloy Christmas story by Susan Jean Ricci.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

“What do you mean, you won’t be coming home for Christmas?” Linda Sweeny asks, her heart broken by the words.

As the wife of a high-ranking, U.S. Air Force officer, she knew she should be used to such disappointments, but somehow, this one was too much to bear.

Don’t miss this heartwarming, romantic Christmas short and its surprise ending, written by award winning, internationally read, From Women’s Pens author Susan Jean Ricci – the second involving twin sisters Scootie and Shelly Malloy.

- The Editors

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25th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for Merry Christmas Minus One by Peggy Teel writing as denise hays, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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Merry Christmas Minus One (Niki Edgar Mysteries Book 21) – A Niki Edgar Christmas story by Denise Hays.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

After her divorce from their father, Niki Edgar has fought hard to maintain as much normalcy as possible for her twins. On Christmas morning, she realizes how much has changed for her family, as one tradition after another falls into the hole her husband’s absence has left in their lives. In Merry Christmas Minus One, Niki and her children learn that creating new traditions can bring their smaller family unit even closer together.

Enjoy!

- The Editors

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24th Christmas in July 2014 Cover!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC, is celebrating Christmas in July.  As if our Christmasy banner wasn’t enough, we’ve decided to feature a different one of Angel Nichols’ fabulous Christmas covers each day.

Angel is an accomplished illustrator, author and graphic artist who juggles a busy working schedule with family, friends and her passion for the arts. She has been a hobbyist writer for much of her life, before being asked to author for Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Anthology.  She is a member of From Women’s Pens.

Ms. Nichols is the exclusive cover artist for Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC. Her award-winning covers have been seen on the Barnes and Noble’s bestseller list as well as in Amazon top categories. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Digital Design from AIU.

All of us at AAPub breath a sigh of relief each time we sign on a new work, knowing as we do that Angel will be there to produce the cover.

Today, we are featuring Angel’s cover for An Afghan of Many Colors by our own Annie Acorn, so Merry Christmas in July to Angel and all of YOU!

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An Afghan of Many Colors (Annie Acorn’s Christmas Shorts Book 3) – A Christmas story that spans generations by Annie Acorn.

Also available on Amazon UK and iTunes and for Nook and Kobo.

A dutiful daughter finds herself full of anger as Christmas approaches, and she travels to visit her ailing mother. A special Christmas present awaits her, though, as help given to another months before bears fruit in a very meaningful way and love sets her free. Another Christmas classic from internationally read author Annie Acorn. Enjoy!

- The Editors

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