Creating a New Normal

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This morning I woke up and went downstairs and she wasn’t there. My Sophie, my bulldog who had been at my side almost thirteen years, wasn’t there. Her crate was gone, replaced by photos in her and her sister’s memory. She went so fast. We received the cancer diagnosis on a Monday and by Friday at 9:15 AM she was gone. I almost hyperventilated in the car before we left the vet’s office, the tears…
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Book Clubs

Today I’m excited about Julie Valerie’s Fiction Writers Blog Hop again. She chose “Book Clubs” as the topic. Do you belong to a book club? I joined one and then they never met and disbanded. I hope it wasn’t me! Since then I have joined a few online book clubs. I’ll admit I’m not the best book club member. My list of books I want to read is exploding (as I’m sure yours is, too)…
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Release Day Blitz: Catch A Falling Star by Geralyn Corcillo

Book Information Title: Catch a Falling Star Author: Geralyn Corcillo Series: In Love in the Limelight Book 3 Standalone?: Yes Release Date: August 26, 2016 Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: Geralyn Corcillo Summary When TV star Wendy Hunter is about to have her most closely guarded secret viciously exposed by the paparazzi, she desperately tosses out a juicy bone to distract them: she announces her engagement to southern high school football coach Colin Scott. One problem….
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Cover Reveal: Lipstick & Lattes

Lipstick & Lattes Final

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working with an awesome cover designer, Najla Qamber, on the cover for Lipstick & Lattes. She also designed the cover for Dating For Decades. After multiple emails, about 18 versions, and I’m sure frustration on her part, I received the final cover today. I could plan a cover reveal and do a fancy tour for it but I’m too impatient. Here’s the cover and blurb! Add to Goodreads…
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The Punch Card Obsession

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The obsession began with Subway. Were you a member of The Sub Club? I sure was and I filled those cards with stamps any chance I had. Do you remember them? A paper card was your loyalty card and every time you bought a 6-inch sub you got a stamp. Lick that baby and slap it on. Once you had eight you earned yourself a free sub. Well, hot damn, that’s pretty awesome. Fast forward…
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Bookstores Are My Favorite!

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Today I’m excited about Julie Valerie’s Fiction Writers Blog Hop. She chose the topic of bookstores. At first I wasn’t sure what to write about and then it came to me: my favorite things about bookstores. I’m an author but first and foremost I’m a reader. I can’t remember a time I didn’t read. My interest torpedoed into obsessive levels once I hit sixth grade and started reading all of my mom’s Danielle Steel novels….
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How to Bust Through Writer’s Block

HOW TO BUST THROUGH

Does the title grab your attention? Years ago any blog post or article with even a hint of advice on writer’s block got a click from me. After publishing five books and three short stories I’ve realized something. Writer’s block doesn’t exist. I’m being serious. I know this isn’t something you want to hear. You want to believe that you need to watch a movie, take a shower, or complete some writing exercises and then…
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Cover Reveal: The Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas

Today is the cover reveal for the Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas. The whole series has new covers! The covers are designed by Najla Qamber Designs. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Check out all five covers: The Nogiku Summer Sale! Start The Nogiku Series for free with Removed! Removed (The Nogiku series #1) By SJ Pajonas Genre: Science Fiction / Post-apocalyptic Age category: Adult Blurb: The year is 3103, and the…
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What Would You Change About Your School Years?

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What if you were forced to relive your grade school, middle school, or high school years? You don’t have a choice. What would you do differently? Is there anything you would change? I would change a lot. A LOT. It’s no secret I didn’t enjoy my years in school. As far as school itself was concerned, I loved it. I wanted to be a teacher more than anything before writing took over. I had a…
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Organizational Hack

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I love organization. File folders, binders, storage boxes, bookshelves, planners. I adore them all. Put me in an Office Max or the storage area in Target and I’m happy. But let me tell you a secret. I’m a hack. I’m living a lie. I’m a person who claims to have all her ducks in a row, everything put away in a clean manner that’s easy to find. I’ll put things in my planner and have…
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