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A Modern Retelling, Eunuch to Talent Scout, meet Hawk

May 9, 2013

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  Standing in front of me, blocking the sun with his silhouette, was  this—man-boy.  A man-boy is what Calliope and I call guys we think are cute and totally too old for us but not really old—old,  like our parents. Take for example, Matt Damon, who did all of the Bourne Identity movies. Cute. But […]

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What Do Your Book Characters Look Like To Your Target Audience?

March 16, 2013

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Curious what your book characters look like to your target audience?  I have often wondered myself how others might see my characters. Do they picture them the way I visualize them? Have I done a good job describing my characters physical traits, style and personality? I teach fifth grade and recently began to think, hummm…fifth […]

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Experiencing The Places My Novel’s Charecters Explore

February 12, 2013

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  Almost as much fun as writing my first novel was recently visiting the places I have brought to life. In Liberty Layne and the One-Girl Rebelution, my middle grade fiction novel, Liberty and her bff Calliope and cousin Lincoln head to San Francisco to audition for  a singing competition. Familiar places to me are used […]

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Writing A Novel? Reality Check!

February 4, 2013

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I was under the impression writing my first novel was going to be the hardest part of writing a novel. Then, once it was written, the rest would be easy, right? Wrong.  Reality Check! I have come to find writing my book was the easy part. Getting it published is going to be the hard […]

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Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

December 10, 2012

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  The stage is set, the scene ready and whether it’s a book, movie or real life, when the reverend says, “Speak now or forever hold your peace” the crowd is silent and unmoving. For those few moments, they wait…will anyone have the guts to stand and say something? I kind of feel like my first […]

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A Treasure Find, Author And Speaker, Anne Fox

November 28, 2012

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  I have recently discovered a treasure… Annie Fox, an educator and award winning author. She has amazing insight and wisdom on raising teens to be healthy responsible human beings. She has so many resources for parents and educators as well. Do you need some Christmas gifts? Anne’s books would make great gifts. I am […]

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Abracadabra! The Magic of a Writing Contest

November 13, 2012

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Poof! Like magic, my first tween novel has disappered! Well, no-not really, but until January 25th, it will be invisible from public view. I have entered my debut tween manuscript (unable to mention the name) in my first writing contest. First Impressions, a fiction contest put on by the ACFW, a premier organization for fiction writers has […]

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What Every “One Directioner” Needs

September 27, 2012

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One Direction

Are You A One Directioner? Do You know The Words To All Their Songs? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then I have some exciting news! Coming soon to a cyberspace near you is my new eBook, The Cure for a One Direction Infection, A Devotional. Perfect for any one directioner. This book […]

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The Winner Is….

March 19, 2012

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“Drum Roll Please! And the winner is…” Saying good-bye to Liberty Jane has been a mourning process of sorts for me. I know to a lot of you, it might seem trivial. However, Liberty Jane was a character I had written about for almost a year and grown to love. So, it was difficult for […]

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