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Here is the current issue of my monthly newsletter, which goes out on the last Saturday of every month!
This newsletter will update you on any of my writing news, new stuff published, tips for writers, blogs and any news and announcements from subscribers.

Welcome to the December 2014 issue of "These hands were made for writing."

Dear Friends,

As the year comes to a close, a lot of us are taking stock of just what we've managed to accomplish so far. Looking back, I know it's definitely been a challenging but overall awesome year. Change is definitely in the wind and I'm grateful for everything I have been able to experience as a writer so far. I am at a point where I'm ready to move forward, on to other things, without a lingering sense of what might have been, what could have been, and why some things won't ever be. I certainly feel a stronger sense of confidence and direction at this point, comfortable with decisions I have made and solutions I reached when problems came up.

I hope you'll be ending this year on the same note. A new year is always a time of promise, and I hope you all will take that sense of adventure by the horns and make 2015 your most awesome year ever.

Please remember to share with me all of your news, accomplishments and opportunities so that I can post them in the next issue of this newsletter. I'd love to hear about how all of you are doing. As we enter a new year, I hope to read all about your new accomplishments and events. Thanks for sticking around.

On with the update!


It's that time of the year again! The annual Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll is now open!

If you have a minute, please vote for my book here:

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Check out ghostly pics for some of the chapters in my new book, A Ghost on Every Corner:

Dawn Reviews Books
“Creatures of the Night: I Love The Night teaches children about nocturnal critters”

Recent Dawn Colclasure's Blog post “Books published in 2014”:
Recent Palms to Pines blog “Christmas 2014”:

Snapshot post “Steampunk bear":

It Got Cut post “Deleted paragraph from new book Parenting Pauses: Learning about new things during edits”:



One question I often receive: "Where do I buy your books?" One answer is, "You can go into the bookstore and ask for it or special-order it."

Here is another answer I have. Check out these links:


BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: How We Survive as Writing Parents:

Love is Like a Rainbow: Poems of Love and Devotion

Songs of the Dead

The Yellow Rose

Dogs Forever! Poems for the Dog Person (with Jennifer Wilson)

Follow That Dream

On the Wings of Pink Angels: Triumph, Struggle and Courage Against Breast Cancer

The Perfect Christmas

A Million Doughnuts

Hunter’s Upcycling Adventures

Satyrs Are Cool: Poems of Mythological Creatures (with Jennifer Wilson)

The GHOST Group, Book One (The Ghosts of Sarah Travers and The Crying Valentine)

Touched by Fire

Shadow of Samhain

Terror In The Night I - Alien Abduction Exposed! (with Martha Jette and Usko Ahonen)

The Warrior Way

Parenting Pauses: Life as a Deaf Parent

April Showers

The GHOST Group, Book Two (The Ghosts of the Irish Setter and The Missing Hiker)

Remember the Soldier

The GHOST Group, Books 1 & 2

Wolf Whispers

PRINT EDITION of Terror In The Night I

A Ghost on Every Corner

Tips for Writers....

Let's make next year our most awesome ever!

Thank you for taking the time to read this update and for sticking around on the mailing list. :) If, however, you want to jump off the boat, please send me an email at and let me know you want to be removed. Don't worry; I won't take it personally. ;)

Feel free to forward all or a portion of this to any of your friends and family!

Thank you again and take good care. Have a beautiful day!
All the best,
Dawn Colclasure

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