Monthly Archives: September 2013

Escape – Another great story song

Last week I told you my favorite story song was A Boy Named Sue, written by Shel Silverstein and sung by Johnny Cash. My second favorite story song is Escape (also known as the Pina Colada song). It’s written and … Continue reading

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Life First Readioactive in NYC

Just a quick, FYI, Life First is totally Readioactive in NYC. For those who don’t recall, Life First is part of the Readioactive bookshare program, where copies are distributed in various cities for readers to discover and post on social … Continue reading

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Talking Controversy during Banned Books Week

Today, I’m guest posting on Jeri WB’s blog. As part of the Banned Books Week theme, I’m talking controversial stories.  So head on over and check it out. Also, the subscriber newsletter is going out tomorrow. If you’d like a … Continue reading

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Life First on Libiro

There’s another retailer you can purchase Life First from: Libiro. The British upstart offers the book in PDF or ePub format and sells in pounds rather than dollars. You can check out the site by clicking the picture below.

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My favorite story song: A boy named Sue

So, did Wimpy Kid fans get the hint? My favorite story song of all time is A Boy Named Sue, made famous by Johnny Cash, but written by none other than Shel Silverstein (who was good friends with Cash). Before … Continue reading

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Inspirational songs for writers (and other people, too)

On Monday, music was on my mind. Now, it’s time to talk about my favorite songs that inspire me. Now, that’s a bit broad, so I figured I’d talk about my favorite songs that inspire me to write. Due to … Continue reading

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Songs, writing and how the two mix

I was listening to the radio the other day in the car, and the song Magic Man by Heart came on. Whenever I hear that song, I think of one of the characters in Life First: Dr. Stephen Grant. Now, … Continue reading

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A quick update on blog posting

This is just a quick informational update on how my blogging schedule is going to go from now on. I’d mentioned previously that I would blog two times a week. I’m still going to maintain that commitment, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Tips on Keeping your Favorite, Quiet Vacation Spot to Yourself

So, you just got back from the best vacation ever: warm, sunny, plenty of activities and not-too crowded. You want to tell people about the wonderful time you had, yet you’re concerned they might blab and your secluded spot will … Continue reading

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In more places today

I feel like I’ve been all over the map this week. Today, I’ve got an author interview over at the Novel Corner. The site is run by ultra-awesome author Anna Drake, who, like me, is from Illinois (a little FYI: … Continue reading

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