Shea Oliver's Blog

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Success

My First Rejection!!!

Yes!!!  I’ve only sent out a handful of submissions to literary agents, and I already have my first rejection!!!  How cool is that!?!?!? Seriously!!! That is AWESOME!!! No, I’m not…
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Next Step Toward Publication Underway

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been scouring various literary agency websites, blogs, and other online writer resources.  My goal was to identify a large list of potential…
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Finally a Warm Hike

The temperature is finally moving into the range for hiking in shorts and t-shirts along the Colorado Front Range.   I have to admit that I am getting really anxious…
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My Book’s “Blurb”

The copies of my rough draft are beginning to come back from friends and family who are reading/editing/proofing for me. The feedback has been positive, and I am excited to…
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Good Good Friday Hiking

The foothills here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are melting off and drying up.  On Good Friday, my friend Mike and I headed up to Lyons, CO to Hall Ranch…
My First Novel

My Rough Draft is Done!

Last week, I began printing and spiral binding copies of the rough draft of my very first science fiction novel for review.  The working title of the book is The Betrayal…
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Hall Ranch Hike with a New Pair of Crampons

ONE MORE EXCUSE GONE!!! In my continuing quest, to eliminate my silly excuses for not hiking in less-than -perfect conditions, I added trail crampons to my growing gear arsenal.  It…