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Copyrighting a Book

I am sharing Reedsy’s blog post on copyrighting a book because this is a question people ask regularly. I recommend reading both posts in this series. The first post outlines the mechanics of obtaining a copyright from the U.S. Copyright Office while the second discusses other important details. Among those details in the second is … Continue reading “Copyrighting a Book”

Buy a Horse Book Day!

Help me in celebrating a new holiday, Buy a Horse Book Day! Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, and Heels Down Spark, the daily equestrian newsletter, joined forces this year to declare May 10 “Buy a Horse Book Day.” As a horse book author and publisher, I was invited to … Continue reading “Buy a Horse Book Day!”

Untold Stories

This month, the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN deployed with the first female commander in charge of an aircraft carrier in history, Capt. Amy Capt. Bauernschmidt. I had a personal connection to this event from my Navy career dating back to 1995. I recently wrote a related story for the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Untold … Continue reading “Untold Stories”


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