dixieAuthor Dixie Minor is an educator who has taught elementary and middle school. She loves talking to young people about the books they enjoy. The author received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Furman University. She lives with her husband in Marietta, Georgia. She frequently visits the mountains in north Georgia, which provided the setting for her novel, Winter Wish.  Visit her on her FaceBook page, “Dixie Minor  Winter Wish” or on Instagram @dixie_minor.



6 Responses to About

  1. Hi Dixie – have your written here or elsewhere on your blog about your experience with writing and being published? I’d appreciate a link, if you have. Thanks!

    • Dixie Minor says:

      Hi, Maggie! Thank you so much for reading my blog! I really haven’t written about publishing; I self-published on Create Space. It has been a learning curve, but I thought they were great to work with. Most of my sales and readers have been friends, friends of friends, friends of family, etc. It has been fun just interacting with people I have known, some of whom I had really lost touch with-reconnecting-or meeting new people. When I do these free Kindle days, people I don’t know get it, and a few have reviewed it on Amazon or Goodreads, so that is exciting for me! I am just taking it a little at a time and enjoying it. I’m trying to write another one now and hope I can expand my readership that way. I think I have had a lot of trouble tagging and categorizing my blog posts! 🙂 I don’t think I quite “got it” at first. I touch on writing in several of my posts, but not in depth. Thank you for your comment. I am still new to blogging and I think have been trying to figure out the focus of my blog posts! A lot of them are about the kinds of things that I wrote about in my book or about things that influenced me as I wrote it,but not really in depth about writing!

  2. Hi Dixie – thanks for your generous reply. It is helpful. Margaret-Rose spoke of Create Space, too, so I’ll have to check that out. I started blogging just to kick the computer game habit and to finally lay to rest this nagging itch to write. But now some of my readers are suggesting that I write a book, so I’m toying with the idea. What I’m most “afraid” of, is that once I make it a goal, it won’t be fun anymore.

    As for focus of a blog… well, don’t ask me, LOL. Mine is about anything and everything that comes to mind. Though it is becoming clear to me that if I am going to do any more in-depth writing about minerals, I might want to separate that one out. I’m not too sure that rockhounds, especially the guys, are going to want to read all my introspective and girly type posts. Then again, maybe they do! I suppose, I could ask, eh?

    Anyway, thanks again!

  3. Dixie Minor says:

    I’m glad your blog is about a variety of topics too-I like to write about what I’ve been thinking about. . . and who knows what that might be! LOL. I so relate to what you said about wanting it to be fun. I retired from years of teaching-which I loved-but I didn’t want to start a full-time thing that consumed me again. It is so hard to know where to best put the time! I shouldn’t complain; I love being retired! Thanks so much, Maggie!

  4. I am snooping around in your blog. I saw your name/avatar often at M-R’s post. We both belong to her salon and I thought it might be nice to finally meet 🙂 I have no idea if you can delete the other comment…I will try to figure out what just happened.

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