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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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Dec 15

December 15, 2014

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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Dec 8

December 8, 2014

Three Writing Lessons from Life

I’m in the midst of promoting one book and writing another, but, as is the way with life, other projects and adventures get in the way. And yet, they all lead back to writing, somehow. Take our grand-dog, for example. I’m not a dog person; I am most definitely a cat lady. But the more time I spend babysitting Peanut, who’s a puggle (pug and beagle mix — who looks like a boxer!), the more dog-person-y I become. I take…

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Dec 1

December 1, 2014

Five Things I Learned from NaNoWriMo

I survived NaNoWriMo. What is NaNoWriMo? It was the kooky idea of a handful of friends who challenged each other to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November, and that launched an international movement to get others to join in, and now, a dozen years later, NaNoWriMo is a juggernaut where normally sensible people do insane things. Let me tell you about how NaNoWriMo went for me. I vowed, rashly, to get out of bed at 5…

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Nov 3

November 3, 2014

The Scoop on Veronika Layne

Who is Veronika Layne? She’s a sassy, tattooed, twenty-something newspaper reporter living and working at an independent community paper in a small city near San Francisco Bay. Never saw herself working for “the Man.” When her small weekly is swallowed up by Singh Media Group, that’s exactly where she ends up, though. Stuck writing fluff pieces that might as well be ads, how can she resist digging into rumors that a real estate developer is destroying native burial grounds? Warned…

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