Getting Ideas

  “Where do you get your ideas? Easily the number one question authors are asked in my opinion. And also the most baffling to us. Why? Well, here’s a day in the life of an author:   For some inexplicable reason, I wanted cash to pay for my lunch today, so I stopped by an ATM. Locking my car, I […]

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Love Me. Love Me Not.

Likable vs. Unlikable Characters     This topic interests me from both sides. As a reader, I’ve noticed that nothing tanks my enjoyment/rating of a book as much as a character I’m supposed to like, but don’t. As a writer, this is something you have to straddle with flawed and realistic characters–have I made them empathetic or just pathetic? Do […]

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And so it goes… (Winners)

  Dandelion seeds in the wind and the contest is over. I would get all philosophical about this, but the RA in my hands is killing me today. So, let me just say that the winner of the necklace was picked randomly by Rafflecopter but was also the person with the most entries. She tweeted nearly every day it seemed. […]

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Escape, Entertain, or Enrich

  I’ve been thinking a lot about why people choose the books they do. Most of my friends are readers both online and in real life. However most of my friends online read in very different genres from those in my real life (with exceptions of course.) And while I think it’s partly because I’ve made friends online with similar […]

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Making Love of Sorrow – Free Story

  Making Love of Sorrow     Every one of us will be rejected. Sometimes, it occurs over and over. Sometimes, it’s small—like when the person in your French class chose to sit by Debbie Richland instead of you. Sometimes, it’s big—like when your fiancé realizes he doesn’t want to be with you a month before the wedding. You think […]

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Spreading Love and Pollen – Contest

I know what happened… You meant to enter–you really did, but time got away from you. Oh, you did enter? But you didn’t win? You. were. robbed. The two people who won probably bribed someone. (They didn’t.) They’re cuter than you. (I have no idea…they might be…they seem nice.) Favoritism! It must have been favoritism. (No. Well…maybe. They did enter […]

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Writing What You’d Rather Not Know

  When I started writing a novel about an allergic shifter, I knew I was in familiar territory. Not because I can change to a wolf at will—as far as I’ve noticed—but because the idea was born of aggravation with my allergies. I have a genetic blood condition called IgA deficiency which is relatively harmless in and of itself, other […]

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Don’t Say I Never Share My Pollen

Mostly…because that’s a weird thing to say…who says things like that? But, also, the lucky winner of the earrings and necklace:       was Marnie S. And the winner of the gift card was Carson M.   Did you like this giveaway? I liked this giveaway. I liked this giveaway so much that I might order another necklace and […]

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How to Fan an Ebook Author

  This is a post on how to treat your favorite ebook authors like rockstars. *blinks* What’s that? Did you ask if this post is a little self-serving since I just had an ebook come out? *scoffs* *sputters* *shuffles feet* You know what? Go to your room! *coughs* *clears throat* Okay. Now, where were we? I specified ebook authors because […]

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Taming the Pack Series

      With a series coming out, I haven’t really had time to chill out and celebrate the first one coming out. Especially since I’ve been working on editing the second one in the Taming the Pack series. Working on the second one has had the song Lil Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs stuck […]

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