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All That Glitters Cover Reveal!

Today is COVER REVEAL DAY! I’m over the moon to show off the cover to ALL THAT GLITTERS, the first in the Songs of the Heart series! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by K Creative Designs. All That Glitters (Songs of the Heart #1) By Tracy Krimmer Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction Age category: Adult Release Date: summer 2017 Blurb: Country-music star, Dory Walker, never wanted…
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Series: What do you want?

It’s no secret that series are popular. Most of the authors I converse with on a daily basis have some sort of series they are selling. I have one, the Pastime Pursuits series, but it’s a stand-alone. What does that mean? You don’t have to read them in order. Caching In is Ally’s story, Jay Walking is Chelsea’s, and Sparing the Heart belongs to Kate. You can read one or all and not feel lost…
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In With the New …

This has more than one meaning! First, I wrote a novella this year called In With the New. This was a fun one to write with a dog as one of the main characters. The story is about Meg, who is much too busy to date, and Eli, who can’t move past a broken heart to see good in the future. When they meet up in the dog park, can they change each other’s perspectives?…
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Thoughts On Fitting In…. Or, Genre

It’s the first day of high school. I walk into the cafeteria, my bag lunch in hand, and scan the room. Where should I sit? Where do I belong? I’m not a jock. I don’t play sports, or watch them. I’m not a cheerleader. I can’t dance, I’m shy, and not pretty enough. How about the preppies? I’m smart, but not so smart I belong on the debate team or get straight A’s. Where do…
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The Final Stretch of #NaNoWriMo – 5 Tips to Get You Through

Well, as of today, there are only seven days left until your 50,000 words need to be verified to call NaNoWriMo 2016 a victory! How are you feeling? Are you powering through? Losing steam? Are you dumping coffee on your head in an effort to stay awake? I have confidence in your ability to complete this! First, I want to tell you that no matter what, you’ve won this thing. Any words on the page…
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2017 Writing Goals

It’s that time of year to start setting goals. I think I do this every year. I honestly never go back and check to see if I accomplished them. If I remember correctly, I wanted to publish three books in 2016, and I did. Sparing the Heart – March Dating For Decades – June Lipstick & Lattes – November I also released a short story, Candy Christmas, as part of an anthology. I am sure I didn’t gather…
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NaNoWriMo Update: Almost Halfway Done

I didn’t post initially I was beginning National Novel Writing Month on November 1st. I usually do a few posts prior to the start, but this year was a little crazy. Now, on November 15th, I’ll be halfway through, and if I keep going as I am, I will be at the 25K I need to be on November 15. I’m working on a new project, as always, and it’s more than likely going to…
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How to Bust Through Writer’s Block

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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The Truth About Reaching Your Goals

This quote to the left is a status update from my Facebook feed in May 2013. At the time, I was doing Weight Watchers and dropped about twenty pounds. My mouth dropped open when a coworker asked me this. Thirty days? It took many months and a lot of hard work. I exercised daily and stayed within my allotted point range. I lost at a rate of 1-2 pounds a week and sometimes I plateaued….
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When You Expect It To Be Easy

I ended 2015 on such a great note. In August, I released Jay Walking and my March release date for Sparing the Heart looked on point. On top of that, I used NaNoWriMo to write the first draft of Dating for Decades, and I also wrote the first draft of a novella. Basically, 2016 was before me with the potential, and probability, of three releases. THREE! I couldn’t have planned it better. Except I hate…
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