Advice for the new writer (link)

Good advice and links:

Advice for the New Writer from Barb Caffrey’s Blog



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Sugar Time press release

Press Release

Sugar Time
Joy V. Smith
Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: Hadrosaur Productions (August 12, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1885093810 ISBN-13: 978-1885093813
The paperback is $5.95; the Kindle edition is $2.99.

Her name is Sugar. Sugar Sweet. When Sugar’s Uncle Max falls ill and his two colleagues disappear, he asks her to investigate. She must find them and protect her uncle’s research project, a working time machine. Sugar must act quickly to unlock the secret of time travel … Sugar Time collects Joy V. Smith’s Sugar Sweet stories into one volume. Sugar Time was originally an audiobook, but this edition includes all four stories. (One was published elsewhere.)
Joy V. Smith has been writing since she was a little kid; she loved to read, and she wanted to create her own books, so she did, complete with covers. Now she writes fiction–her favorite genre is science fiction–and non-fiction. Her short stories have been published in print magazines, webzines, anthologies, and two audiobooks, including Sugar Time. Her books include fiction and non-fiction and two collections of her published short stories: The Doorway and Other Stories and Aliens, Animals, and Adventure. She lives in Florida with Blizzard the Snow Princess and Bryn the Flying Corgi.


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Detour Trail sign from PhotoFunia

I really like this sign idea that I found on PhotoFunia; it fits Detour Trail, my western novel, so well because Lorrie made her own trail when she left the Oregon Trail.

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Sugar Time spotlighted in the gallery

This was my first PhotoFunia creation.  More upcoming.

Sugar Time cover in gallery

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Having fun with your book covers–and titles! (link)

I came across PhotoFunia in a writing newsletter, and I’m having fun with creating backgrounds for my book covers.  For instance, I first placed my Sugar Time cover in an art gallery, and then I discovered that I could do the same thing with five book covers!  Oh, wow!!  Go to and follow the simple directions.   Oh, there’s a text tool for your book titles.  A friend typed her book title on an old typewriter.  So Cool!
5 book covers



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Sugar Time is now out in paperback, ebook, and audiobook!

I just got my paperback copies from the publisher, along with the new CD cover (audiobook), of Sugar Time, my time travel series.  Sugar Sweet and her companions are off to prevent a paradox or two by moving and returning bodies where they need to be…  Enjoy these connected stories in the Sugar Time series: Sugar Time

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FREE! SF stories (reprints) FREE!

Joy V. Smith’s reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, is free on Amazon starting August 24-August 28. Enjoy this mix of 14 science fiction and fantasy stories:


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