Category Archives: My Surreal Life

I’m Glad My Bra Isn’t Like My Friends

I can count on my bra for support. When it comes to my books and my business, my friends (and the majority of my family) are elastic that’s been through the wash too many times. No support. None. And it’s … Continue reading

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Staying Nice In The Face of Ugliness

Staying nice even when everything around you is ugly isn’t the easiest thing in the world. And it seems like the majority of people have decided it’s just too hard to implement being nice when faced with criticism. I made … Continue reading

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Surprise Release! The Paperback Is Out!

Imagine my surprise when I found out the paperback edition of Heart of Gold released five full days before the ebook! But I’ve stopped trying to figure out what retailers are up to, and just roll with it. 😉 If … Continue reading

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The Joy of a Great Story

I’d like you to go back and re-read the post title again—The Joy of a Great Story. You’ll notice I didn’t say a great book. There’s a reason. Sometimes the best stories are in books that, for whatever reason, aren’t … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Relate to Most Fictional “Strong” Women

Strong fictional women. Everyone wants them, but few know how to create them correctly. I don’t know if Hollywood is influencing authors, or authors are influencing Hollywood, but I absolutely can’t relate to the majority of fictional female characters billed … Continue reading

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What In The World Is She Doing?

First of all, if you’ve stuck with me this long, you have my undying gratitude! I love you. Seriously. Like hearts and flowers and long guitar solos love you. But I know there are times you might have seen my … Continue reading

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How Do I Connect With You? Trying to Close the Author/Reader Divide.

Other than this website, my main online hangouts are Instagram and Facebook. Those are the places I connect with readers. I have accounts on Twitter and Google+ even though I don’t use them since I don’t like those platforms. I … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost the Best Friend that I Ever Had

Trust my rock ‘n roll mind to understand Black Sabbath lyrics, right? But the first line of their 1972 song Changes resonated a lot with me recently. “I feel unhappy/I feel so sad/I’ve lost the best friend that I ever … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

And peace on earth.

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Tell Ya What I’m a-Gonna Do

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! And Die Winter Die. Oh. Ahem. That last one’s just for me. Let’s just insert a sheepish smile here, shall we? But while I’m hibernating until spring I thought I’d get caught up on … Continue reading

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