Scopes Trial 83rd Anniversary

Posted July 21, 2008 by LanaMcAra
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July 21 is a historic day in America’s history, the beginning of the Scopes evolution trial that brought evolution theory to the forefront of our county’s education system, despite the fact that Scopes was convicted and fined. He lost but evolutionary thinking was the winner of the day.

Consider these facts:

1. John Scopes never taught evolution in a classroom.

2. Scopes didn’t know enough about evolution theory to be able to testify on the stand.

3. Clarence Darrow was not the ACLU’s first choice for defense attorney.

4. Creationist Williams Jennings Bryan was well versed in the theory of evolution and belonged to a major scientific organization.

5. Scopes coached three students to testify against him.

In honor of this anniversary, I’m making my historical mystery Reaping the Whirlwind available for free download as a ebook at this link. This is the book that won the Christy Award.

Have a great day!

Rosey Dow


New Book Release: Colorado Homecoming

Posted July 18, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: Uncategorized

This just out, a book on my blog, delivered as a serialized story every day Monday-Friday.

Colorado Homecoming is another frontier story but this time the main characters, Mark and Laura Gates, are a young married couple in crisis.

You can read the story absolutely free atthis link

How to Be a Christian without Being Annoying

Posted July 14, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: Christian relevance, Today

About the author: Raised in The Salvation Army, Bette Dowdell has been an IBM Systems Engineer, computer consultant and owner of a software company. She also taught and spoke about God to pretty much anybody who would listen. As one part of this adventure, she successfully taught serious theology to grade school kids, leading them in loud, energetic songs about God and explaining deep things of the Bible in kid-speak. Dowdell lives in the Phoenix area.

Repurposing Video

Posted June 17, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: The Writing Life

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Alex Mandossian

Alex Mandossian has a video on his blog about repurposing the contents of a book. Go to and scroll down to the June 3 post. It’s this concept that transformed my entire viewpoint on my worth as a writer. It will yours too. Go on over and watch that now. You’ll get a free report when it’s finished.

Internet Marketing–How I got started

Posted June 2, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: The Writing Life

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Last year at just this time, a friend send me a letter telling me about a
class that was coming up in a few days. It’s about using the Internet to
promote products–books, tapes, whatever–whether you are a published
author or not. I went over and signed up.

That one class really blew me away. It was about the hundreds of
opportunities open to us because of new technology and new ideas about
using the Internet for direct sales–to my readers.

Well, that class is coming up again. It’s with Internet Marketing Master
Alex Mandossian, and you can learn more about it here: He gives out a study guide and then teaches
even more than is on the guide. You’ll need extra note paper for sure.

Great to be back to work

Posted May 25, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: Today

It’s great to be back after 2 months off, first because of the cast and then convincing my hand and wrist to work again. Breaking my wrist rates right up there with major surgery in my book. I guess because it was my dominant hand, it was much worse.

Because I couldn’t type, I’ve finally gotten into some audio projects… and I bought Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.5 (which I LOVE).

My desk is piled high and so is my laundry room. Sorry, I couldn’t email everyone individually.

Rosey Dow

Terry Whalin replay

Posted March 31, 2008 by LanaMcAra
Categories: The Writing Life


Here’s the replay of a very informative session on book proposals. As always Terry Whalin is a fountain of information.Click here to listen or right-click to download.

He was also telling about a great e-course that is 50 emails answering more questions on this topic. Click Here to learn more about Proprosal Secrets