Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My Daughter


Being a writer is part of my family's life and in our blood.

Our three adult children are excellent writers, each in their own way.  My oldest, Erin Kane Spock, has been writing a romance/history book for several years now.  Erin wrote the first one, Courtly Pleasures, after she had participated in Rennaisance Faires, designing and sewing fabulous costumes. She now sews Irish dance costumes. Erin is multi-talented and I am so proud of her.


Erin has degrees in history and education.  For her book, she researched and focused on accuracy when writing. An agent signed her up and guided her through the process, working with Simon and Schuster Publishing house to publish her book.

Courtly Pleasures by Erin Kane Spock


Courtly Pleasures
My Daughter



Erin has been editing "forever" since then.  Agent would read, mark her writing, cover it with cross out lines, suggestions, etc.  Then Erin would re-write, add back story, develop characters, and spelling,and grammar. (She could not believe how weak her grammar skills are.) Then she would re-write, improve characters, build history, and spelling.  Her agent would then...

Her beta writers were brutal and kind.  Tough love applies here.

Publishing Company wants her next two books.

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Erin Kane Spock, published author
P.S. Please check the site out, and pre-order her book.  $4.99

28 comments:

  1. That is awesome indeed. Congrats to her. Grammar skills sure do improve the more we learn and grow.

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    1. She was amazed how much grammar rules she had forgotten.

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  2. That is really awesome! Congratulations to your daughter. She sounds like a real go-getter on every level.

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  3. Huge congratulations to her.
    I suspect if you were any prouder you would burst.

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  4. Hi Susan - I'm not surprised you're proud of her ... wonderful to read about her talents ... and then good luck all round - cheers Hilary

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    1. She is one talented woman, altho when I look at her, I still can see her as a six year old with missing teeth and quirky smile.

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  6. That is wonderful! When our children succeed, our hearts grow tenfold. Congratulations to her and may her books bring her much satisfaction and financial rewards.

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    1. It is truly rewarding to see this happen!

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  7. How exciting, Susan. I know you're so excited and proud. You've got bragging rights on this one:) I'm so happy for both of you.

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    1. Whenever I think of this achievement, I do a happy dance.

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  8. Thank you for featuring me. The editing process did take attention to detail. They removed some scenes from an ancillary character's pov and asked me to write one scene in more detail. They decided that my possessive for Frances should be Frances's rather than Frances'. These were small things really. One thing I did learn was about hyphen use when one word modifies an adjective (ice-blue eyes, feather-light touch). The biggest help was in the final round when I listened to the robot voice from my phone read me the book. I noticed so many things no one had picked up on. I will do that prior to the first round of edits for the next books. It has been a learning process.

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    1. This has indeed been a learning process! Next book? that will be much easier, well, maybe.

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  9. Many congratulations to your daughter.
    I enjoyed reading about her.

    All the best Jan

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  10. Dear Susan, this is great news. Great and glorious. Getting an agent and a publisher is no small feat today. It would have been one of the jousting competitions in the Renaissance fairs your daughter made costumes for.

    I'm so happy for her . . . and for you. And I will pre-order. Peace to both of you in all that lies ahead.

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    1. Thanks, Dee! A joust indeed is a great comparison.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!