Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Book Recommendation Ardent Spirit by J. K. Royce

Julie Royce gave a copy of her book, Ardent Spirit, to a mutual friend. About a month later, I gave the same friend a copy of my book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans. The friend is on staff where I teach my writing classes. She was happy Julie and I shared our books with her since she knows Julie is in my class and is curious about what we writers do in it on Mondays.

As the friend clutched the copy of my book, she said that although she doesn’t usually read historical fiction, she enjoyed Julie’s book so much she couldn’t put it down. She FELT like the protagonist, Magdelaine La Framboise.

I shared the friend’s comment with Julie when we met for lunch and I said, “Julie, the reader, feeling like the main character, is exactly what we aim to create in our writing!”  We celebrated the success with her book, which has been selling more copies than she expected would happen. Click here.

J.K. Royce

Amazon’s description is “Magdelaine Marcotte La Framboise was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1984. Two centuries after her birth, she was recognized for her achievements in business. She is a role model, an inspiration and a woman who earned a rightful place in history.

“Born Magdelaine Marcotte in 1780, she was the daughter of a French fur trader and granddaughter of powerful Odawa Chief Kewanoquat. Haunted first by the murders of her father and husband, and then the untimely deaths of her daughter and infant grandson, the illiterate widow defied the social customs and expectations of the era. With unflinching courage and an ardent spirit, she charted her own bold course through the male dominated Great Lakes fur trade.” Click here to order the book.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for telling the story. Thank you, too, for all of your encouragement along the way.

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