What Turns Your Pages?

  I’ve mentioned I’m an avid reader which has spilled over to writing, so you know I’m a kindred soul and you can tell me…what turns those pages for you? I’ve noticed that we’re drawn to books that we can relate to in some form–possibly they pull us in because in some way we can sympathize with the characters or […]

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The Unlucky – Free Short Story

I had this Halloween story sitting around, and I figured I’d share it.   The Unlucky   When he tripped over her cat…her black cat that’d just crossed his path, Ron couldn’t help but think, “There was never a second date. Why was there never a second date?” He hadn’t pushed for one, but neither had Teralyn—or Teri as she’d […]

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Bitten Winners!

Are you excited to hear who won the gift card and the hat with the attitude? (I think we might have a Bite Me contest every October, by the way, so if you didn’t win this time…)   Okay then, the gift card was won by Rachel H. And the hat was won by Tina M. (Who submitted the most […]

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Talk Nerdy with Me – Book List

Okay, so we’ve talked about my book binges and I already shared my list of books with flawed heroes and heroines. This is more of a work in progress, but I also love romances or fiction w/romance that has one or more characters with a high I.Q. I especially like the nerd, geek, genius who finds the right average Joe […]

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Bite Me Contest

Last year at this time, I did a contest…a fun contest…a great contest…and WE’RE DOING IT AGAIN! It seems to fit with my latest release also…and book two in Taming the Pack is coming out very soon.     No. I don’t know him. And he’s not included. (Dude, he’s hawt though, right?) I designed this hat on Zazzle where […]

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OCD Awareness Posts

  The second week in October was Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Awareness week and I did a post on OCD Monday through Friday each day.  If you’ve missed my previous OCD posts: OCD and Dark Thoughts OCD and Cutting OCD and Agoraphobia OCD and Medication OCD and the Real Me OCD and Going Mad OCD and Superstition OCD and Suicide OCD […]

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OCD and the Sensory System

  This picture is actually more of a test than a clip art image–though I bought it from a clip art site. If you immediately get twitchy over the mismatching pin colors and the lack of a brown pin…you might have OCD. This made my brain scream. I wanted to shake someone over the horror of it. But maybe that’s […]

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Genetics of a Childhood with OCD

    I’m not sure what the prevalence of OCD is in other families–though I know there’s a strong genetic component, but in my family…it runs mad. My grandmother has it–though we’ve never talked about it really. Her obsession with her health is her primary obsession that is outwardly visible. My grandfather is a hoarder, so my own mother was […]

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OCD and Therapy

  A hot guy counting coins…if that isn’t OCD eye candy, I don’t know what is. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel better. Oh, right, therapy. Let’s talk about therapy. If you’ve read some of my other OCD posts, you know I’m a therapy dropout. I’ve gone through therapy three times. The first time was in the […]

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OCD and Other Conditions

  While most people aren’t diagnosed officially with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder until, I believe, their late twenties (I once read the average age was 28, but can’t seem to document that claim,) its onset is usually seen at two distinct times. The first is early onset which would occur typically between ages 7-11. The second would be after puberty between […]

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