In the Spirit of the Season: Pay-It-Forward

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This is the season where people of many different beliefs celebrate special days. We get caught up in our plans, our shopping and decorations. It’s easy to do …but today I’m asking you to take a moment and do just one thing for someone who is hurting. Perhaps they are hungry, need a coat or scarf or are ill. Can …

GEM: Jennifer Theriot..& 7 more

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Today I’d like to feature a great author that I met online. Jennifer Theriot writes in the romance genre and when I first approached her with the idea of this feature she gave me information for Out Of The Box Regifted which is the second of her series. I will share that with you BUT since that time she has …

Author Interview with Maria Bradley

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Today I’m interviewing Maria Bradley, author of the Only Human series. Maria is eight hours different from me so I boarded my virtual plan for a red-eye flight to Manchester, England. There is nothing like snuggling down for a peaceful sleep on your own virtual plane and wake refreshed in another country! We touched down in Manchester on a sunny …

GEM: Kelly Cozzone

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Today my GEM (Guest Excerpt Moment) features Kelly Cozzone who writes in the romance suspense genre. I first met Kelly through an author group and am part way through reading her book: Tropical Dreams. Here is the blurb: Betrayal and death permeated Tiana Alexander’s past and threatens to rip apart her future. She can’t escape the devastation of anger and pain. Bringing …

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 Land of the Free Because of the Brave

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~Memorial Event to Help Wounded Soldiers~ The charity we have chosen: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.  Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are our nation’s greatest national resource, …

WriteStuffer Friends Memorial Day E-Book Special

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In honor of Memorial Day in the US and the May Bank Holiday in the UK some of my friends and I are offering an assortment of e-books for the bargain price of just 99c each. This is just for the week of 27th May to 2nd June.The books in this special cover a wide variety of genres, ranging from …

Little Gifts for the Imagination

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Serendipity. You have to love it. As a writer it has helped me through plot walls, flawed dialog and incomplete settings. Let me give you an example. I was about six chapters into The Founders (which will be out late this month or early May). Marisily had fled her childhood home after watching her mother die…to go… Somewhere. Hmm. Blank …

When a Door Closes Another Opens

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It has been awhile since I last wrote on my blog. There is so much to share with you. I have learned a lot … which is really cool as that is what life is about isn’t it. I told you in a previous blog that my publisher, Red Willow Press had decided to close their fiction arm. Red Willow …

In Memory of Anne McCaffrey

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On Monday, November 21st our world, our realm, lost a lovely voice in story telling. Anne McCaffrey has left us. Though we all realize that death is inevitable it is with a moment of poignancy that I recall a piece of the harper’s song from her Dragon Rider’s Series: Your voice is sad and your hands are slow And your …