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Grammar Tip: Dangling Modifiers

Here’s another helpful guest post from my husband and fellow grammarphile, Greg Walker. Enjoy! Dangling Modifiers To be perfectly fair, we love dangling modifiers. They are some of the most fun that grammarians can have!  “What is this alleged ‘dangling modifier’ of which you speak, and why is it the source of such entertainment to you, [...]

Grammar Lesson: Use of Commas in parentheticals

Our grammar lesson today is courtesy of Greg Walker, my favorite person with whom to discuss (and argue about) grammar. Enjoy, and feel free to comment with any questions! Commas are the bane of many writers and grammarians, for a variety of reasons. First of all, someone in first grade said, “Commas indicate pauses in [...]

Author Jennifer Walker Presents to The Friendship Club

Press Release Former Grass Valley, California, resident Jennifer Walker will travel to Nevada County on July 27, 2012 to speak at a literary luncheon for the middle- and high school members of The Friendship Club, an after-school prevention program designed to reach at-risk girls before they engage in unhealthy behaviors. The club encourages reading and [...]

California Authors: Meet Elaine Macko

From Elaine Macko, who’s appearing this year at the California State Fair. I always wanted to be a writer. I also always wanted to travel and finally, in my early thirties, I made the trip across the Atlantic for a one-week tour of London. That one-week trip ultimately turned into a twelve-year odyssey that took [...]

California Authors: Jennifer Martin and Bud Gardner

From fellow author Jennifer Martin, who will appear at this year’s California State Fair:   I’ve been sharing a spot at the California Author’s Booth for six years with my husband, Bud Gardner, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Writers Soul, part of the New York Times best-selling series. The Huna Warrior: The Magic Begins [...]

Grammar Tip: Punctuating Compound Sentences vs. Compound Predicates

This week’s tip: punctuating compound sentences vs. compound predicates First, some explanation of terms: A compound sentence contains two independent clauses: The horse trotted into the arena, and she jumped all the fences. (“The horse trotted into the arena” and “She jumped all the fences” could each be its own sentence and make sense independently. [...]

Read an E-book Week at Smashwords!

It’s Read An E-book Week at Smashwords! My publisher, Twin Trinity Media, has discounted Bubba Goes National and Bubba to the Rescue by 50%–use coupon code REW50, and my short The Fire is FREE! Coupon code RE100. Visit Smashwords today to get your copies: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AuthorJennWalker

Bubba is on tour!

Day one of the Bubba to the Rescue Virtual Book Tour has begun! Please stop by Shark Bytes and Tales to read JoanofShark’s review. Leave a comment, and you could win a free download of my short story, Leslie and the Lion! http://www.joanofsha…ook-review.html To find out more about the tour, visit http://services.auth…scue-book-tour/ or join the facebook event at http://www.facebook….44971298910383/. Why a [...]

Editors: All Knowing or Fallible?

Whether you’re working with a publisher or getting your book edited before submitting or self publishing, at some point you are going to have to work with an editor. Depending on your attitude, editing can be a painful, brutal, adversarial process, or it can be a stimulating, challenging, and enlightening process. Either way, the end [...]

Halfway through LAFFN

It’s January 15, and that means we’re halfway through LAFFN. Just two more weeks to finish that novel! How are you doing? If you haven’t started yet, there’s still lots of time. If you’ve been moving along slowly, now is the time to kick it into gear. Or perhaps you’re already almost done and will [...]