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Four Seas Ice Cream and Undertow

It’s no secret that much of what is in UNDERTOW is “doable” in real life on Cape Cod. It’s like a teen’s guide on what to do on the Cape. Jump from the Town Neck bridge? Yup. Bonfire on Sandy Neck? Check! Drive out on the sand with a vehicle? Damn straight! Nosh on decadent […]

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Bookstores and Book Signings

I’ve had many Indie authors ask me how I landed book signings for UNDERTOW at various bookstores. The questions were the same: How did I ask them? What did I say? Who did I beg? Want the truth? I didn’t ask any of them. Instead, they asked me. Now, don’t get me wrong – I […]

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Fiction Craft Class for Teens!

I will be teaching another Fiction Craft Class for Teens on Saturday, January 25th at the Sandwich Library, thanks to the tireless efforts of YA librarian Kathy Johnson – THANK YOU KATHY!┬áThere may still be slots open, so please head over to the Sandwich Library website – on the right-hand side you will see the […]

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The Write Space

The other day my daughter came into my office (okay – more like a walk-through, jammed between my kids’ bedrooms and our great room) and said, “Wow – your office looks worse than my locker.” Ummm . . . why yes. Yes, it does. Which got me thinking (no, not about cleaning it). I thought […]

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Self-Published Marketing

Another writer once asked me why, OH WHY, did I bother with live models? They asked, “Isn’t that time-consuming? Expensive? What if the photos don’t come out right? What if the models don’t understand their characters’ emotions?” The questions went on and on . . . I simply responded, “Well, first of all, what would […]

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UNDERTOW novel in the news!

UNDERTOW has some awesome fans – I have been very blessed in that respect. Readers, reviewers, and Cape Codders have all become quite a fabulous cheering section. To them all, I cannot say THANK YOU enough :) Today, I am sharing some pictures, reviews, and media from the past month. UNDERTOW released on October 13th. […]

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Bus Driving . . . and why it requires insanity.

So I have come to the realization that I am stupid. No, no – seriously. I mean, my current M-F job (plus some weekends, when my mouth turns mutinous and blurts out, “Yeah – I’ll drive the team!”) is as a school bus driver. No, not the small suckers that had the butt bitten off […]

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All Around the Town: Tales from Bus Driver Hell

It is possible that I have been asked to write a Bombeckesque memoir about being a bus driver at least fifty times. And yes – the tales from the road could fill an encyclopdeia. But I am a professional writer (and driver) and believe it or not, my time is somewhat squeezed. So yes – […]

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BOOK REVIEW: FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS (YA Dystopian)

FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS by DIANA PETERFREUND ENGLISH TEACHERS TAKE HEED! This book should – no, MUST – be on the classroom reading list. I’d say it is best for the 8th grade and up crowd due to size, but on a reading level, it is not at all difficult. I’d dare say this […]

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Book Review: UNDER THE NEVER SKY (YA Dystopian)

UNDER THE NEVER SKY BY VERONICA ROSSI Oh man – I got sucked into this one fast. First of all, I am not really a big dystopian reader (DESPITE the fact that most of the books I have been reading lately of the YA genre fall into that category). In Rossi’s novel, I found many […]

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