janet fisher~writer

Following strong women through history

Monthly Archives: September, 2020

Beta Readers

One of my Montana writer friends, Debbie Burke, just drew me into a role I’ve seldom played–the role of beta reader for her upcoming novella, Crowded Hearts (brand new cover by Brian Hoffman shown below). Beta readers, those generous people who are willing to slog through an author’s rough drafts and offer critiquing, are vital …

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Some Virus History

In these days when our entire world faces a new and deadly virus, some perspective might be found in a look back to another virus that once struck us. Polio. My friend, Susan Wyatt, has just published a family memoir about her own father, Forrest Clough, who struggled against the crippling effects of this disease, …

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