Ginger Dehlinger

"I am a native Oregonian who writes about the American West. In addition to my self-published novel, Brute Heart, articles I have written have appeared in the Small Farmer's Journal and Horsefly and I won third place in a Trazzler writing contest this summer. I also received a Writer's Digest honorable mention for my poem, "A Bar Stool's Lament." To support and improve my craft, I volunteer for "The Nature of Words," an annual Bend, Oregon literary event celebrating young writers and established authors. I have attended workshops led by authors Jane Kirkpatrick, Sherman Alexie, Molly Gloss, Hallie Ephron, Bob Dugoni and others, and belong to a local writing group, The High Desert Sojourners. I hope my novel will entertain you and perhaps even help someone in an abusive relationship or living with an alcoholic. But please don't assume Brute Heart focuses solely on human suffering. In its pages you will also find many humorous anecdotes and heart-warming animal stories. Based on my own experience, life is like that--part suffering, part joy, and thank God we have friends, family and laughter to sustain us."
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Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.