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Author Archives: Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author who also writes as Annie Rayburn. Carol is traditionally published in short stories. Annie is e-published and self/Indie published. Her latest release from Red Sage is Bittersweet Obsessions (June, 2011), an erotic romance with light sci-fi and paranormal elements. Learn more about Annie and her “sizzling romance that tugs at your heart” at www.AnnieRayburn.com.

Another Author First

by Carol Burnside I’ve been writing for eleven years now, but on the 14th of this month, I enjoyed a first in my writing career: a book in print! I’ve had short stories in print books, short stories in magazines both with and without bylines. I’ve had books, a novella and short stories in electronic […]

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Prologues and Epilogues: Yes or no?

by Carol Burnside It seems most readers and writers are divided on whether prologues and epilogues are necessary or not. I hadn’t given them much thought until I became an author. Apparently, I don’t like to end books and let go of my characters, because I have a tendency to add epilogues. Anyone who follows […]

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Hurray For Hair Dye!

by Carol Burnside So, I had this hair color dilemma with Cass, my latest heroine in the Sweetwater Springs series . . . In Book 1 (A Suitable Wife), Cass was a secondary character I described as petite and blonde. Somewhere in the years between when I wrote that and the current work (Book 3: […]

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Authors behaving badly

by Carol Burnside These days authors finally have choices. We’re no longer worshiping at the feet of giant conglomerate publishing houses and many of us have little to no need for an agent. We can diversify our career by selling to a traditional publisher, a small house, a digital first publisher, e-only publisher or we […]

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New Release and Giveaway: Her Unexpected Family

Her Unexpected Family by Carol Burnside I’m excited to showcase my latest book release here on PFHT! In writing this post, I realized that what I have here is my letter to the reader, so if you purchase the book, you’ll be seeing it again. Here’s the background on Her Unexpected Family: This story grew […]

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