Monthly Archives: July 2013

Smurfs 2: Sometimes parents have to take one for the team

Movie Review Smurfs 2 is not an awful movie. However, it is one that is predictable and trite and likely to be enjoyed by kids way more than their parents. I saw the movie on Sunday as a sneak preview … Continue reading

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Paperback Available

Just a quick note to let all those who love holding a book in their hands that Life First is now available in paperback. Enjoy! (Click the image to display the book details; clicking the “Buy” button will take you … Continue reading

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Booksquawk Review of Life First

Life First got a great review over at Booksquawk. Check it out, if you’re interested in learning more about the book. Here’s an excerpt to whet your whistle. “If you like dystopian thrillers, then you’ll enjoy this well-written novel and will be … Continue reading

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I’m in love with the cloud

I am in love with the cloud. There, I said it. I am a writer,  and I love having the freedom to access my documents anywhere, anytime and from anyplace. I say this because I’ve seen several posts recently (well, … Continue reading

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“I was turning left; I had the right-of-way!”

That is a direct quote said to me the other day by  the driver who hit my car (as I drove along the main road). He made this amazing statement  when we got out of our cars after pulling off … Continue reading

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My price change experiment, if you’re curious

Bonus post (I generally do two a week)! Just a quick note about price changes, if you care. I published my book using Amazon’s KDP  and Smashwords, a distributor that sends the ebook to several retailers (Apple, Barnes & Noble, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Turbo

Haven’t done one of these in a long time, but I’m back with a movie review. Took the family to a sneak preview of Dreamworks’ Turbo over the weekend, and overall a pretty fun family film. Overview: The film is … Continue reading

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Just how important is a big name in selling a product?

So, I ponder this question because of two recent items I saw. First, I saw a blurb on a movie site suggesting I check out the upcoming film 12 Years a Slave “starring Brad Pitt.”  Having read about this film … Continue reading

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The joy of new words

I watched a video interview with JK Rowling a while back where she noted her love of new words added to the language. I’m sure people add new words to the language each day, phrases they make up and have … Continue reading

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Definition vs. Connotation

The other day, my son asked me the meaning of a word. I started to tell him, at which point my husband yelled at me. “Don’t tell him stuff that’s wrong,” my husband admonished. So, I thought I’d talk today … Continue reading

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