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Confessions: Fact or Fiction? new book trailer

We have finished putting together the new video book trailer for Confessions: Fact or Fiction.  We are really excited about the video and invite you to check it out here: We hope you like it – let us know what you think!

90 Days to Your Novel: Day 5

All about setting In Sarah Domet’s fifth day assignment on setting there are four parts, which I’ve worked on over the course of a week, life having finagled its way into obstructing a more rigorous schedule. Okay, that’s another excuse, but if only I could share with you all the barriers and demands, not the […]

Confessions: Fact or Fiction? featured author

Keeping up with our promise to feature a new author from the recently published anthology Confessions: Fact or Fiction? we have posted another author feature this week.  We hope you enjoy reading about this talented writer, and again we challenge you to guess whether her piece (excerpt posted below) is fiction or fact…and we’d love to […]

Confessions: Fact or Fiction? featured author

Keeping up with our promise to feature a new author from the recently published anthology Confessions: Fact or Fiction? we have posted another author feature this week.  We hope you enjoy reading about this talented writer, and again we challenge you to guess whether her piece (excerpt posted below) is fiction or fact…and we’d love to […]

90 Days to Your Novel: Day 4

Day…Strictly speaking this is day 12, maybe 13, but… …alright, yes, I’m still on day 4. Moving on to day 5 later today. This may sound like I’m making excuses, but a few things intervened, like multiple celebrations of my birthday, my editorial work for clients (that’s how I make a living), a trip to […]

90 Days to a Novel–Challenge–Can I Do it?

I just had what people refer to as a “major birthday.” So, time is ticking. For the past two years I’ve had a novel rumbling around in my head and though I want to write it, I find all sorts of excuses not to. A few weeks ago I saw an ad for a book […]

This Week’s Confessions: Fact or Fiction? Featured Author

As we said last week, we are very proud of the authors who contributed to the recently published anthology Confessions: Fact or Fiction? Keeping to our promise, we have posted another author feature this week.  We hope you enjoy reading about this talented writer, and again we challenge you to guess whether his piece (excerpt […]

NEW!! Guest Authors From Confessions: Fact or Fiction?

If you’ve been following the latest news and postings from Chrysalis Editorial, then you will be familiar with our recently published anthology Confessions: Fact or Fiction? We are very proud of the work that went into this collection of short stories and memoir, and we are certainly proud of its contributing authors. Each week over […]

Confessions: Fact or Fiction? an anthology of short story and memoir

Confessions: Fact or Fiction? a collection of memoir and short fiction written by award-winning authors from around the country. These 22 stories of love, lies, loss and betrayal explore the fragile boundary between truth and fiction. Stories run the gamut: A priest sleeps with a parishioner.  A girl ruins her cousin’s marriage.  A man is […]

Trip to Serbia and Croatia–A Different World

Visiting family, most of whom you haven’t seen in 40 years, was, in a word, moving. It was a feast of food, love, and a trek down memory lane. My father, Fritz Burbach (1922-2001), was the oldest of 9 siblings, and beloved by his 5 brothers and 3 sisters, as they told me again and […]

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