Saturday, October 11, 2014

New Blog Announcement

I am so excited to announce my new Blog Read a Book Take a Bite!

The new blog was created out of my love for books and good food. It will highlight books and feature recipes; with the first featured book being The Goopy Ghost of Halloween by V. R. Duin, and the first 'bites': Pumpkin Shaped Shortbread Cookies. I only have one blog post so far, but more will follow. 

You can check it out by clicking the link above or at http://www.readbooktakebite.blogspot.com/


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Quick Shout Out!

Hi everyone!

I know it's been a while since my last post; I have been extremely busy in my editorial position with Zharmae. Yay...that's a good thing! ;-)

Well, in trying to figure out what to do with my blog, I have decided I am going to start featuring books on my page and will do a VERY short blog post (more like a "shout-out") for the book selected. I eventually would like to tie the book in with a great food recipe (since I love collecting cookbooks and trying out new recipes); however, that will come later when I get more time to work on revamping my blog.

My first featured "shout-out" book will be from author V. R. Duin and her children's book, The Goopy Ghost of Halloween, just in time for Halloween! Be on the lookout for the post...coming real soon!

God bless!
T Denise Clary


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Great News....It's Official!!


Great News!

It is official (actually, as of April 11, 2014), I am an Associate Editor with The Zharmae Publishing Press and I couldn't be more thrilled!

I had been offered a contract for employment as my internship neared an end on April 10th. My internship was very rewarding as well as equally stressful, busy, and challenging; which is why I had very little time to post on my blog. It was all worth it in the end!

I am very excited and look forward to this new employment chapter in my life, and thank God every step of the way! I ask for your continued prayers and support as I embark on this new adventure.

Blessings,
T Denise Clary

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2013


Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Best wishes to you and your loved ones on this wonderful Christmas day! 
Blessings,
Tonya
Joel
Kian
Tia
& Chloe

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013



HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours! I am truly blessed and thankful for my wonderful family, friends, and my online community family who have been very supportive since the beginning of my publishing journey. Above all, I am thankful to our Heavenly Father, with Him all things are possible and have been possible!  Have a fantastic Thanksgiving Day!!

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (NIV)

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is Yours.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom;
You are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from You;
You are the ruler of all things.
In Your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give You thanks,
and praise Your glorious name. 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I AM SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE . . .

For all of you who do not know . . .

I am super excited to announce that I am currently interning with The Zharmae Publishing Press as a Publisher's Intern! My aspiration and long term goal is to become an Editor for Children's, Middle Grade, and YA novels.

I am about one week into my internship and I can honestly say I have been overwhelmed with excitement, anxiety, self-doubt, nervousness, and every other emotion you can think of. However, I am having so much fun learning this new trade; soaking in every aspect and detail that I can. My internship will definitely be challenging as I am expected to learn a lot and do a lot in a relatively short period of time. Here are a few of my responsibilities while interning with TZPP:  

1. Acquire and bring to publication one middle grade work from source to acquisition to       editorial, through managing editorial, art, production, and launch.
2. Copy edit, proof, and review one or two full manuscripts.
3. Work with artists and the designers for the cover of a book (this does not include the middle grade book from project 1.)
4. Assist with the managing editor role, which includes all stages of production.
5. Contribute web articles to TZPP, which will be featured as part of the Writer's Workshop series.
6. Read as a Panel Reader for TZPP regularly (basic assessments of manuscripts).

I am working under the direction and supervision of TZPP's Associate Publisher, Tomiko Breland. I ask for your prayers and support as I embark and transition into this new career path in my life. This has been a long time dream and I am finally living it!

~LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND YOU WILL NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE~

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Banner Complete!

Completed the new banner for my Facebook page, yay! Here it is. :-)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Banners . . .

Today I worked on creating new banners for my Facebook page. I probably could have found better graphics, but at least it's a start. I will continue to work on it! :-)






Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Quick Hello!

Hi there. I have returned! 

I know I have been away for awhile, but actually I never really left. Although I have not blogged since December of 2012, I continue to remain active on other social media sites; such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

With regard to my absence--I felt the need to take a break. I needed a little time away to recharge, restore, renew, and simply revive myself and my writing path. I will elaborate more at a later time.

I have also thought long and hard about revamping this blog. Not sure yet what my plans are, but I feel the need to take this blog in another direction. With that being said, please bare with me as you might see some changes happening in the near future.

Until I can establish some clear direction as to where I want this blog to go and what I want it to accomplish, my postings may be few and far between. I will periodically post updates. And like I stated previously, you can always catch me on one of the other social media sites. What?! Did you think I could fully let go of my social media addiction? Ha Ha! ;-) 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary




Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, December 30th


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, December 30th. Have a great week!

Ephesians 4:25 (ESV)

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours...
wishing you a very merry Christmas ~ 2012!

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

The Family with Santa 2012
(From left to right: Kian, Joel, Chloe, Tia, and I)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, December 23rd


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, December 23rd. Have a great week!

James 1:12 (NIV)

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, December 16th


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, December 16th. Have a great week!

Proverbs 28:6 (ESV)

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. 


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Monday, December 10, 2012

Video: The Rise of Self-Publishing

For anyone looking to dive into the self-publishing industry, here is a motivating video to encourage your endeavors.Wishing all aspiring authors (like myself) much success! 

Watch the video, "The Rise of Self-Publishing" from the CBS News Sunday Morning show, below.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary



Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, December 9th


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, December 9th. Have a great week!

James 1:19-20 (NIV)

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

FREE WEBINAR: 7 Secrets for Effective Author Websites

**FREE WEBINAR**
"Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites"

What: Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites Webinar
When: Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 PM EST (7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific)
Who: Published and Unpublished Authors
Cost: Free


Click on this link WEBINAR to be directed to Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner's website, where you will be able to register.


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, December 2nd


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, December 2nd. Have a great week!

Jeremiah 23:23-24 (ESV)

23 "Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? 24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord." 


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, November 25th


New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, November 25th. Have a great week!

Proverbs 20:22 (NIV)

Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the LORD, and He will avenge you.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Thursday, November 22, 2012

IT'S THANKSGIVING! GIVING THANKS. . .



HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family! I am truly blessed, and thankful for so many things: My wonderful family, friends, and my online community 'family' who have been overwhelmingly supportive. Above all, I am thankful to our Heavenly Father, with Him all things are possible and have been possible!  Have a fantastic Thanksgiving day!!

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (NIV)

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is Yours.
Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom;
You are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from You;
You are the ruler of all things.
In Your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give You thanks,
and praise Your glorious name. 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary