Barbara David

Travel Adventures, Cincinnati Attractions & Writing

First Pass Edits

Last week an email from the publisher said that Friday, or soon after, the First Pass Edits would arrive. One more week of waiting. Thursday I started round-the-clock email checks. … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Long Road to Publication, living the cliche

They’re coming! Caffeinated Press, my publisher (I have a publisher!), says that I should expect first-pass edits by Friday, September 23. I’m excited. I don’t know that I’ve ever been … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Will Write for Roof

Beyond the glamorous world of travel writing, detailing the quality and quantity of changing tables in Children’s Museum restrooms across the country, I do other freelance writing and also some … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chapter one, research and 1st draft complete

As I wrapped up the chapter, daughter Paulette turns on the radio. Fortunately, the December 25, 1936, Cincinnati Enquirer ran the radio schedule for Christmas Day. (A radio schedule!) Amazingly, … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

’37 Flood finds: New novel, new research

As I continue on Chapter one, which takes place in Cincinnati on Christmas 1936, I needed to know a few facts. Helen wants to set a festive mood for her … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Flood footnotes: New historical fiction on old news

While I continue sending query letters about Tell Wind and Fire, I decided I should start something new so that I can relax my grip on the empty inbox of … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writing Camp July 2-6

Writing Camp: Magic at Mercy The girls enrolled in this year’s writing camp showed great talent! ¬†They shared interesting stories, a gift for characterization, and vivid descriptions, along with funny … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment