It’s a New Year-YAY

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  I haven’t written a post in a long while as life pressures have intervened. It’s crazy how stress dries up creative juices. It also translated into writers block for my book writing …but the log jam is breaking. It is January 1, 2016 and I’m ready to mentally drop 2015 into the dust bin and celebrate the dreams and possibilities …

Interview with Author Grace Augustine

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do a “GEM“(Guest Excerpt Moment) with Author Grace Augustine and featured her second book in the series. At that time she was extremely busy where she works and couldn’t do an interview. Today I boarded my virtual plane and flew to Iowa to meet with her. She took just a moment …

The Reweaving joins the series!

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Reweaving is out, joining The Founders, Divergent Paths and The Unraveling in the series! This is a big step and I think you as a reader will appreciate it the work that went into it. When I was first picked up by a boutique press the publisher decided to start with book three:The Unraveling. There was a logic to the …

A Loving Retrospect -or- My How Time Flies!

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Today I celebrate thirty-eight years of marriage with my hubby. It is a wonder to me to do the math and see that number. It’s not like I knew the magic formula. Quite to the contrary. My own parents divorced when I was a teen and it left some scars. Yet here I am looking at a relationship that has …

Hope and Our World Today

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Times are tough for many people over the whole world. We have seen rampant corruption and greed rise to phenomenal heights. I don’t need to list the problems. You feel them and hear some of it on the news from local to international. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s awful but there’s a terrible fascination about it. And part …

Why I Did or Didn’t Do Something in My Series

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Recently author Jade Kerrion asked me to write a blog post for her titled: “Why did you.. Why didn’t you..” concerning my Sage Seed Chronicles series and questions readers have asked. I think it would be helpful to include it here for those who missed it. “Why did you..” make the planet so small? ~Planets come in all sizes and …

How much writing must a writer write if a writer would write right?

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I have often heard that we must bang out something every day if we are serious in becoming a writer. Just set aside some time and do it. There is something to be said for that. Often if we work at something frequently we get better at it. The problem that I have with the statement is two fold. It …

A Rant: IT ISN”T PERSONAL -“Let Them Eat Cake” and Other Disconnected Concepts

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The focus of a business is to make money. Everyone can agree to that. Being a small business owner and an entrepreneur I understand that. It is how we put food on the table and pay our suppliers (who provide us the means to make the product to earn money) and pay our debts. It is a simple concept. In …

Adapting: The Politics of a Real or Fictional World

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I have been doing some research for The Lost, which is the fifth book in the Sage Seed Chronicles series. At the same time the United Stated is in it’s last frenzied days before the national election. These two elements are strangely related. Let’s whittle things down to their historical basics and take a look at how we work as …

Chocolate

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Fall is in the air. We are still vacillating between the hot weather, cooler fall days and the occasional moments of wet. Into all of this change my world has been very busy (writing on book five, updating website and day job). I have neglected my blog followers and I apologize. Recently some of my writer friends and I got …