Category Archives: Everything Else

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG!

I can’t believe it has been a year since I started this blog! And what better way to celebrate than participating in this blog hop! So don’t forget to scroll down for the giveaway, and visit the next blog on … Continue reading

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My Book Collecting Problem

Today, I discuss my book collecting problem. Make sure you scroll down for the  book giveaway, and then visit the next blog on the hop! I hate parting with books. I really do. This is why I have too many … Continue reading

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My Literary Inspiration…and a #Giveaway!

I am often asked about the literary inspiration for SWIMMING ALONE, my debut YA mystery novel. Like most authors, I had read sooooo many books in my life prior to sitting down and writing one. So it is really hard … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached #Giveaway Blog Hop

My second blog hop giveaway! I have a feeling that many of you who are visiting today are new to my blog. I would love to introduce you to several of the posts that went up in the past few … Continue reading

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Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!

Today, I am participating in something called a Blog Hop! I’ve never done this before, so I am pretty excited. Since I thought I might have some new visitors to my blog, I thought a great way to introduce myself … Continue reading

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I AM SO EMBARRASSED: A Writer’s Shame

I am finding new ways to humiliate myself lately. And I don’t mean that Pilates class I took this morning. On some level, it comes with the territory. We writers must expose ourselves to constant degradation. We share our dark … Continue reading

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Some LOVE for my readers: A short story and a GIVEAWAY!

It’s the week before Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to show my readers some love! I’ve decided to share a comic short story I wrote a number of years ago. “Glass Slipper 101” was originally published by the now defunct … Continue reading

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Can I Write About THAT???

One fear that writers often have is that their writing will offend someone or hurt someone’s feelings: A family member, a friend, a lover. Perhaps we are afraid of writing something too personal. This might be especially true of memoir, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on justice inspired by MAKING A MURDERER and SERIAL

A few years ago I was called for jury duty. Normally, I would have been thrilled. I would love to sit on a jury. I’m NOT EVEN JOKING. I believe, in most cases, I could be impartial. I could objectively … Continue reading

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How Audio Books Saved My Life

Fifteen days into 2016, I thought I would check in about how I am doing with my resolutions. Because, let’s face it: usually, by this point I’ve dropped the ball and reverted back to all of my old habits. But … Continue reading

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