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Apr 23

April 23, 2015

Work-in-Progress blog hop!

I know I wrote on this topic about six months ago, but I’m working on new things, so I said yes to the invitation to share my WIP. I was invited by Laurie Baxter (click here to visit her blog post). Thanks, Laurie! What is your working title of your book (or story)? Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News: #2 in the Hot Off the Press Series Where did the idea come from for these books? I wanted Veronika to…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2015

Third Time’s a Charm!

You know how it feels when your child attempts to do something, and you know it’s going to be difficult, but you stand back and watch her struggle anyway? And maybe she’s not so successful? And then she tries again, a few years later, and struggles, and is still not completely successful? You cheer her on no matter what, even though you have the gut feeling that she might not make it? That’s what it has felt like with my…

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Mar 9

March 9, 2015

How the Back Cover of a Novel Changed My Life

I never saw Peyton Place on television or the big screen (they were before my time) but I’ve heard the comment, “It’s a regular Peyton Place around here!” The paperback book, black with yellow letters, resided on the shelf in my parents’ living room with a collection of Shakespeare’s works and the Arthur Conan Doyle series – both hardbound, with tearing paper covers. Through the 1970s, other books were added to the shelves: Hotel, Jaws, Roots: hefty paperbacks with one-word…

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Feb 16

February 16, 2015

Guest Post: Five Things a Day

Here’s my new friend Michelle Chouinard, a blogger who has thrown herself into the world of writing, and has set for herself some attainable goals. What she says here? Do it! ……. Today I thought I’d share with you one of the best pieces of writing advice I’ve ever read, and why I think it works. I found it about a year ago in one of Lawrence Block’s books about writing; there are several, all useful, but this one snippet…

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Dec 20

December 20, 2014

Veronika is free today! Blog Hop Bonus!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the BONUS day of the blog hop! I’m really excited to be tagging along on all the fun and having my very own day. Are you ready for your free present? Today only (Saturday), my new release Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop, is FREE! You’re welcome, and enjoy.   Download Veronika Layne Gets the Scoop for free! Don’t forget to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card: http://is.gd/Soe6ra Thanks for stopping by my blog, and…

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