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Writing Tips from the Trenches

Writing Tips from the Trenches Recently, I was asked how I write my characters and what is the trick I use that makes them “live beyond the book.” Honestly, I kinda got stumped when the question was asked of me. At first I wanted to blurt out, “Uh, I’ve no clue” and to be fair, […]

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Titcomb’s Bookshop the Brave

      Back in 2013, before Undertow officially launched, I wandered into Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich Massachusetts and happened to come face-to-face with owner Vicky Titcomb. I was hoping the fabulous, barn-like bookshop would take a chance on me – a self-pubbed weirdo from the Cape who wrote one YA novel on a sleep-deprived […]

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Hall High School’s Epic Student Storytellers

Dear World: This past week I was able to crash the party at Hall High School in West Hartford Connecticut for two days straight. If you are a parent reading this, and your child is suddenly writing until their fingers bleed and daydreaming on a whole new level, that’s probably my fault. Not only were […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 15 – A Book and a Mug

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 15 – A Book and a Mug Truthfully, the devil in me wanted to post a mugshot, but I have yet to be tossed in jail, so I was lacking in that department. Goals . . . perhaps I should add it to the Vision Board thing. Anyway, I took a photo […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 14 – National Vision Board Day

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 14 – National Vision Board Day I’d like to start this post by saying I had no clue what the Vision Board Day thing was. I actually thought is was like, a vision test. You know? Read the letters on the board a mile from ya? Yeah – I’m outta the loop, […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 13 – Friday the 13th

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 13 – Friday the 13th Today is Friday the 13th of January and I thought that I should post a book I loved and found to be unexpectedly creepy when I read it: These Broken Stars by Spooner and Kaufman. Holy FRAK, I got totally spooked by this one. Anyway, my review of […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 11 Writing Snack

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 11 Writing Snack   Seriously? I thought M&Ms were mandatory in all writer realms . . .

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#IGAuthorLifeJan Day 2 – Goals

So, today for the #IGAuthorLifeJan the theme is “Goals.” This is also known as “Lies formerly known as goals before life got in the way,” but hey . . . wadda I know, right? So, if I could shoot for the moon, then my goals would be to wrap Last Light up in March and have […]

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Walking the Line – Sex in YA

If you have ever kicked around on YA blogs, inevitably you come across posts about sex in Young Adult novels. Nine times out of ten, the post will say something about how books portray these moments, whether accurate or inaccurate, fade to black or way too much details. I’m going to address the top three […]

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Kate Conway

Confessions of a Cape Cod Realtor-Writer

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

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Heartstring Eulogies

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Darrick Dean

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Holly Storrow

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