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Why I’m Not a Fan of Podcasts

Podcasts; I’m not a fan. Wait, let me clarify: Podcasts for authors: I’m not a fan. They’re the hot, new THANG, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the podcast bandwagon. Twitter and Facebook feeds are now overrun with … Continue reading

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The Only Thing I MUST Do

Ol’ Blue Eyes. Swoonatra. Chairman of the Board. The Sultan of Swoon. Frank Sinatra had a lot of nicknames throughout his life and storied career, but the thing that sticks with me is his rendition of the Paul Anka-penned song … Continue reading

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Where’s the Next Book, Already?

When Sister Golden Hair was published in June, I fully intended to have its sequel, Heart of Gold, the book that wraps up the story of Rhys and Rhett, out this fall. It’s not, though, and I’ve had a lot of people … Continue reading

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3 Things Your Critique Group NEEDS To See (Other Than Your Manuscript)

All writers know that a good critique group – or even just a good, honest critique partner – is a must. The critique of a manuscript is essential, because after slaving away on that book for months and months a … Continue reading

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Tools Of The Trade

Every so often I get an email or Facebook message from pre-published writers, most of them with a version of “I’ve got a story in me, but getting it from my head onto paper isn’t working! How do I do … Continue reading

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When The Muse Won’t Cooperate, Sand The Crap Outta Something

Though I still have hopes of releasing Heart of Gold (the sequel to Sister Golden Hair) before Christmas, my muse is going to have to step up her game. The words are coming at a painfully slow pace, and it’s … Continue reading

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5 Cool Things That Happen When Writers Get Together

Recently Elizabeth Corva and I met up for a Writer’s Retreat. It wasn’t one of those big, fancy things you sometimes read about, but rather just the two of us sequestering ourselves in a nice cabin in the woods and … Continue reading

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3 Things That Make Me Stop Reading

I love to read. Give me a book and a healthy snack a bag of Oreos and I’m set for the night. I like a lot of different genres, too, so I always have a nice, big TBR stack just … Continue reading

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Why I Decided To Self-Publish My Second Book

  Over the past couple of months I’ve had several people ask why I decided to go the self-publishing route with Athena’s Daughter when Crimson and Clover had been traditionally published. I began hearing the question a lot more when … Continue reading

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3 Reasons I Don’t Do NaNoWriMo

The title of today’s blog has probably struck a bit of Halloween horror into a bunch of authors. 🙂  (And speaking of Halloween, if you’ve not read All Shook Up, the free short story featuring some of the characters from Athena’s … Continue reading

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