Monthly Archives: May 2014

Friday Fun Stuff: Ewok Edition

Happy Friday to you. It’s been and is going to be all about movies for me this weekend. I caught Maleficent at a pre-release screening earlier this week. Not posting a review, but Variety’s review is similar to my thoughts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Hachette, Amazon and the Missing Link

The news has been abuzz the past week or two over the Hachette/Amazon dispute.  The two are negotiating a contract, and Amazon, in what some are calling heavy-handed moves that hurts authors and consumers, has stopped stocking as many Hachette … Continue reading

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Around the Blogosphere … Google Drive, Speculative Fiction and Success

Today, I happen to have a blog post running today over on Indies Unlimited. It’s on how you can use Google Drive to help your writing. Next week, I’m the featured post in the Speculative Fiction Blog Hop. For those … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing everyone today a Happy Memorial Day. It’s a day to honor our fallen troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our nation safe. We thank them and appreciate their sacrifice.

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Oh Canada! I do adore you, really!

Oh Canada! Whatever have I done to you? I feel like I’ve slighted you in some way. Like I’ve somehow offended you. Why do I think this? It could be because I’m insane, but it’s mainly because I’ve not had … Continue reading

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Headlines Hit Close to Home Again: Should your car kill you?

Just last week I discussed how an issue cropping up in the news (doctors involved in execution) was similar to an issue in my novel Life First.  Well, it crops up again this week. This short but fascinating article gives … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: Don’t Put a Sweater on a Penguin

I saw this video on Funny or Die and couldn’t help laughing. For those who would like to be forewarned of swear words, beware a couple are used in the video, but other than that, it’s all good. I had … Continue reading

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Should Doctors Participate in Executions?

The interesting thing about writing dystopian fiction is when something in today’s headlines is similar to an issue faced in your novel. That happened this month when NPR ran a story about the ethics of doctors participating in executions. You’ll … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Friday to you! For this Mother’s Day edition of the Friday Fun Stuff, I thought I’d do HISHE’s Man of Steel. Wait, you say. What does Man of Steel have to do with mothers? If you’re a mom, just … Continue reading

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Life First a Weekly Featured Read

Just a quick note to let you know that Life First is a weekly featured read on Digital Book Today. If you haven’t picked it up yet, definitely pick it up, now is a good time. If you’re looking for … Continue reading

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