Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brief Hiatus

Just a quick note to let you know I’m taking a short break from blogging and will probably not respond quickly to emails, or other communiques. My nephew Stephen, 27, died unexpectedly yesterday (they think it was an asthma attack, as … Continue reading

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Third Life Cover & ARC Giveaway

Happy Monday to you! Just a quick post to let the rest of you in on what I told my subscribers in the newsletter. I’ve finalized the cover for Third Life: Taken, and the book is due out Sept. 10. … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: Poe vs. King in an Epic Rap Battle

OK, there’s clearly too much stuff on YouTube. These guys do something called Epic Rap Battles.  As I perused their channel, I came across this great battle between two writers: Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. Enjoy Just a quick … Continue reading

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Staying True to Characters: What I learned from 24 and Scandal

I don’t watch a ton of television, but the television I watch, I really love. I simply fell in love with Scandal (after watching season 1 on Hulu), and I was super excited this summer when they started the 12-hour … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: Word Crimes

Weird Al came out with a new song just in time for my Friday Fun Stuff. Wasn’t that nice of him? A very funny spoof of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, called Word Crimes. Enjoy.

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A Tip for Not Forgetting your Child in a Super Hot Car

On the morning radio show my husband listens to as he gets ready for work (and I listen to as I try to sleep instead of being awakened by his getting ready for work), the topic was parents leaving their … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Life First: A Year’s Worth of Publishing Lessons

It’s a month late and a dollar short, but happy anniversary (or is it a birthday?) to Life First, which published June 16 of last year. It hardly seems like it’s been a year, but it definitely has.  So, what … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Stuff: Communication Gap

As always, a Happy Friday to you. This week for the Friday Fun Stuff, I thought we’d look at a funny video that involves a communication fail. It’s a short video, and I feel bad for the person in the … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on Choices, Wealth and Publishing

If you have a print copy of any of the self-published editions of the WOOL series, you may have noticed something strange on page 99 of each book. Doesn’t matter which book in the series, they all have as the page … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Summer

Happy Monday to you. I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend and are ready to get right back in there. I’m in the process of figuring out how summer is going to work for me. I’ve taken … Continue reading

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