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The Kick Ass Girls of Fire & Ice YA

I was delighted be asked to have my YA mystery novel SWIMMING ALONE, and protagonist Cathy Banks, join The Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA. This group is filled with girl-power protagonists. Girls who help their friends. Girls … Continue reading

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2016: My Year in Books

In 2016, I made a goal of only reading books by people I know. By “people I know,” I mean either those I have met (online or in person ), or at the very least, those  I have seen speak … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic additions to my TBR List

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my very first Malice Domestic conference. Not only was it an amazing weekend, but I made many additions to my To Be Read List. Here are just a few (of the … Continue reading

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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 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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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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2015 Reflection…and Looking Ahead to a Creative 2016

Wow…another year ends! And what a year it has been. 2015 was a pretty major year for me creatively. Here are just a few of this year’s highlights: JANUARY: My 10-minute play CLOWN THERAPY is translated into Spanish and performed … Continue reading

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