Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some great bedtime books for kids

I saw an article the other day that said only a third of parents read bedtime stories to their kids. I found this a bit horrifying. Now, a friend who home schools says she reads to her kids (and everything … Continue reading

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Going after foreign sales

I’ve recently seen a couple of posts discussing the foreign market for ebooks. This post pointed authors to some online sites that would help American writers go after the UK market. This post on Indies Unlimited talked about Amazon entering … Continue reading

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Recharging Batteries

The daily grind is called that for a reason. Doing the same thing day in and day out can start to wear on you, even if it’s something you love. So, every once in a while, it’s important to take … Continue reading

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Yay! It’s book time!

Short post today. Just the good news. My novel, Life First is up and available for purchase.  I uploaded it to Amazon first and that was the quickest and most efficient. Here’s the link for it.   I’m also selling … Continue reading

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Figuring out how to be a “Ninja Mom”

The other day, I was toying around with new bio information the other day and wrote, “By day, I’m a writer, and by night, I’m a ninja mom.” Whilst it sounded cute, I had never heard tell of a ninja … Continue reading

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Expectations influence perceptions; So what are you setting your readers up for?

As you may or may not know, I love Star Trek. Huge fan. So, I was psyched beyond belief to see Star Trek: Into Darkness when it came out a few weeks ago. Before attending, I knew it would be … Continue reading

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Tweeting as your character: Yay or Nay?

The other day, in my Twitter feed appeared a post from Gideon Cross (see left).  It immediately struck me as odd, because (1) I don’t follow Cross, and (2) Gideon Cross is a fictional character in Sylvia Day’s Bared to … Continue reading

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Picking character names: how research can help us

In a couple of recent Facebook discussion groups, the topic of how to name characters came up. My general feeling is that you should choose your character’s names the same way you’d choose a name for your child. Give it … Continue reading

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Guest Blogging Today!

Just a quick note to let you know I’m guest blogging over at YA Bookstop today. I feel honored and privileged to be part of Dystopia Month. So, please head on over and check out my post on the top … Continue reading

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