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Nov 9

November 9, 2015

Contest: Win Veronika Nail Polish and Two Signed Books!

I am more than just blogging this week — I am sharing exciting contest news. A couple of weeks ago I was minding my own business when a friend, Michelle Chouinard, who happens to be a popular nail polish blogger at Lacquer or Leave Her, somehow hooked me up with Amy Milder, who makes literary-based polishes at Literary Lacquers. Amy invented two beautiful polishes based on the story of my newest novel, Veronika Layne Has a Nose for News. The…

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May 4

May 4, 2015

Writing Conferences: Mind-blowing Fun

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like a monkey in a cage. (Is this guy holding a banana or giving the thumbs up?) I have so much going on in my life that sometimes I need to run around and scream and throw fruit and all my toys and pound on the glass. Fling poo, perhaps. And then the opportunity comes up to attend a weekend in peaceful surroundings with other like-minded souls: A writing retreat dedicated…

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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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Dec 15

December 15, 2014

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On the Road: How 10 of My Readings Went Wrong

Ever feel like a schmuck? I have the cure. In no particular order, here are some exciting or dreary adventures that happened to me whilst on the road or giving local readings. Feel better about yourself immediately upon reading! The bookstore owner giving the reading got my name wrong, my genre wrong, and said the novel (Tongues of Angels) was self-published when it small-press-pubbed. I may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. (Read more about this…

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