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VLOG – Writer tips for Newbies

Tips for the new writer ;)  

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Behind the UNDERTOW novel – CERBERUS

Behind the Story: The making of the CERBERUS yacht. If you have managed to get your hands on one of the ARC copies of UNDERTOW, you know two things for certain: 1. Raef and Kian are loaded. 2. Their home isn’t on land. When I was working through the technicalities of UNDERTOW I knew that the […]

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Writer Tips and Links

Because this blog is sizable at this point, I thought I should highlight a few things with quick links. Call it a MUPPET NEWS FLASH type of thing :) This blog is currently taking indie books for review: Click here for details: BOOK REVIEWS  I am also looking for reviewers for my ARC (advanced reader […]

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Book Cover Torture

I must applaud those fabulous artists on DeviantArt and those insane individuals who actually brave the tortuous world known as PHOTOSHOP. I am majorly intimidated. Which is why I am using a Superhero skilled Photoshop guru for the final copy of UNDERTOW (and live models . . . which is a whole different post for a different day). Anyway, I wanted printed […]

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The Critical Self-Published Cover

I’m just gonna say it: I DO judge a book by it’s cover. Well, okay – at FIRST. Then you have the book blurb to continue to lure me in. After that, I give you just the sample pages. Wait – I’ve wandered off topic for a second. Back to covers! So . . . […]

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Self-Publishing?

TO HAVE AN AGENT OR NOT? That is . . . sooooo not the question! Of course I want an agent! I’d love that one person that sees the money in the story and knows I bring more than my pen to the table. That I bring an understanding of marketing and a deep love […]

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Burning the Candle at both ends . . . with a blowtorch!

So, I have not fallen off the face of the earth (at least, I don’t think so. Sometimes I question my sanity and hence, my reality). Anywho, life has been BUSY. Driving the beast, shuffling kids, juggling boobs – I mean, breastfeeding questions –  and, as always, writing. Journalism assignments keep me busy as does […]

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Query Hell and the Literary Agent’s Eye

Write a 119,000 word novel? No problem. Write a query? Shoot me now. I have been working on my query letter for over a month now. It has gone through the careful eyes of several, trusted Beta editors and STILL opinions vary as to which version they like (I have roughly five variations). I am […]

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Should YA authors be YA readers?

Time magazine columnist, Joel Stein, argued that adult readers should act like, well, ADULTS and not be reading YA novels. Stein states that, “The only thing more embarrassing than catching a guy on the plane looking at pornography on his computer is seeing a guy on the plane reading “The Hunger Games.” Or a Twilight […]

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