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1 /August/ 2017

Your Preface: what it is, and when to write it

“According to the dictionary, a preface is “an introduction to a book which typically states its subject, scope, or aims.”

That's as opposed to a foreword, which is traditionally written by someone other than the author.

Naturally, if you want to address some of the plot elements without spoiling the story, you’d best write an “afterword.”

Have you ever written a preface? Do you remember any particular favorites from books or authors you love?” More »

 

1 /May/ 2017

We say fond goodbye to Mary O'Gara and her STARFIRE column. Mary has decided to retire from astrology and focus on her writing and coaching. Mary had planned to finish in June but due to illness she is unable to complete her last columns. I'm sure that along with us at FMAM, all of Mary's followers will be sending prayers for a speedy recovery.


Mary...we wish you the best of luck and continued success wherever you may find yourself.

FMAM's Management and Staff

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Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at http://www.lazarbooks.com and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.

Contact Aaron at aaron(dot)lazar(at)yahoo.com.

 

 

Mary O’Gara, Ph.D., CVACC.

Mary O'Gara

Mary O’Gara is a financial astrologer and certified life/creativity coach who work with writers, artists and small business owners. Location and relocation questions are an important part of her work with small businesses. She lives in Albuquerque, NM, and consults internationally by phone and teleconference.

 


Seedlings
by Aaron Paul Lazar, author of the LeGarde Mystery Series.

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August 2017 - Your Preface: what it is, and when to write it
July 2017 - Writing from a Woman’s POV (when you’re a guy)
June 2017 - Coping Skills for Writers in Hard Times
May 2017 - Writing Love Scenes
April 2017 - How to Convert Your Properly Formatted WORD document into eBook Formats
March 2017 - Thanks, Downton Abbey, for Making Me a Murderer
February 2017 - Audiobooks — how to get your novels into ACX, part II
January 2017 - What Scares You?
December 2016 - The Dreaded Synopsis
November - Writing From The Heart
October 2016 - How to Help Budding Authors (without killing their spirits)
September 2016 - Audiobookshow to get your novels into ACX, part I
August 2016 - Practical Advice for Writers


Starfire - Astrology
by Dr. Mary O'Gara, a writer and spiritual life coach from New Mexico

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March 2017 - FINAL COLUMN - When Life Gets Chaotic....
February 2017 - Behind the Scenes: The Presidency without Politics
January 2017 - 2017: New Year with Old Baggage
December 2016 - It’s the Not-So-Stupid Economy
November 2016 - Finding the Elusive Small Business Chart
October 2016 - An Election Too Close to Call?
September 2016 - Saturn’s Final Square to Neptune
August 2016 - Yikes!  I’m Alone with My Own Chart!
July 2016 - Will the Real Hillary Clinton Please Show Up?
June 2016 - Is Neptune’s Fog Hiding the Real Issues in Your Life This Summer?
May 2016 - Double Retrograde: Mercury and Mars



 

 

Voodoo Summer (LeGarde Mysteries Book 11)
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VOODOO Summer by Aaron Paul Lazar