Nanci Rathbun

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So far Nanci Rathbun has created 6 blog entries.

A New Venture!

Back in January, I decided to sever my relationship with my publisher and strike out on my own as an indie (independent) author. Frankly, in the five years since my first book, Truth Kills, made it to market, I had such miserable sales and so little marketing support, that I figured I couldn't do any [...]

Even Fictional Characters Need a Home

Have you heard the old joke about the husband who comes home late one night, opens the bedroom closet and finds a half-dressed man hiding there? “What are you doing in my closet?” the husband asks. “Everybody’s gotta be somewhere,” the man answers. It’s a groaner, but its silliness holds a kernel of truth. [...]

Watch Your Mouth!

I admit to having a bit of a potty mouth – after all, I grew  as an Army brat and heard foul language with some frequency. My mom would caution me, “Watch your mouth, young lady,” when she heard me use a mild expletive. In today’s culture, those words would hardly be [...]

I’m Writer, Not a Terrorist!

I wonder what my online browsing history signifies to the government agencies that collect copious amounts of personal data on us. I’m a mild-mannered writer and an ordained minister, but I often browse for information about weapons, spying devices and military information. Am I on a list somewhere – a list I’d [...]

Too Much Coffee?

I was eighteen years old, working my first full-time job and trying to fit in with a mature group of women from the phone company’s payroll department. (In those days, there was only one “phone company.”) It was a highly regimented environment. We were allowed two fifteen-minute breaks per day, including “travel [...]

The Physical Act of Writing

For some, there’s pleasure in the transfer of ideas via pen – or pencil – onto paper. Others may prefer the rhythm of their voices activating speech recognition software. There are those who cling to the typewriter or to obscure software programs they learned years earlier. I write on a laptop using MS [...]