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Two Award Winners for Your Summer/Beach Reading List

I am thrilled that two of my novellas, “The Blueberry Swirl Waltz” and “A Song For Another Day” each came in first in their categories in the NEST (National Excellence In Story Telling) contest. “The Blueberry Swirl Waltz” …

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Music and Memories – What Song(s) Make you Smile?

I was exercising the other day in my family room. For some reason, I’m still attending Jazzercize virtually, partly because I’m too lazy to get in the car and drive ten minutes. But that is not the point …

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It’s Release Day for Sworn to Fly and I’m Feeling Lucky

Today is June 7th and my seventh book, Sworn to Fly (a contemporary romance/women’s fiction) has been released. I’m hoping seven is my lucky number.  It is my fervent wish that my readers love Alyssa’s and Gabe’s story …

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How I Overcome Writer’s Block and Start Writing Again

I’m such a plotter with my books, that I usually know exactly what is going to happen and when. I spend weeks before I start a story, determining the internal and external goal, motivation and conflict of my …

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Win a Book to Celebrate My Birthday

I’m one of those people who likes to celebrate, no matter the occasion. I figure there are 365 days in a year, most of them repetitive and tedious, so why not make the most of those we can …

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Days 4-5 of My Audio Book Journey

It came time to do a test that I could send to my teacher, Derek, to see if I was on the right path. (Did you notice I didn’t say track?) I recorded (many times) a two minute …

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Days 2-3 of my Audio Book Journey

I got through my twelve-part “Audio Books Made Easy” seminar with frowns and crossed eyes. However, Derek Doepker gives a written re-cap at the end of every lesson which I copied, saved and printed for future use when …

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Day 1 – Learning to Record an Audiobook

I’m one of those people who likes variety. I’m usually reading three different books on my Kindle at the same time, editing my next book, playing around with an idea for another book, and reading up on how …

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The Music That Inspired “A Song For Another Day”

One of my favorite Old Dominion songs is “One Man Band,” written by Matt Ramsey and Brad Tursi, members of the band. If you don’t know the song, here are some of the lyrics. “Been flying solo for …

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