Monday, September 1, 2014

The BookCast


Do you enjoy discovering new authors? Do you like listening to professional interviews of those authors about their newest releases? Then you'll love The BookCast.














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Friday, August 29, 2014

Aurora PD K-9 Demonstration

These dogs (and their handlers) are amazing. Recently, the Aurora, Colorado Police Department took over a section of the parking lot at a popular restaurant to strut their four-legged stuff.

Enjoy!









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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

Short but sweet (not):

"The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress." — Philip Roth


To avoid this... get 'er done!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Audiobook Contest/Promotion

This is so much fun!

If you or someone you know enjoys audiobooks, this is a contest you'll love!

The buses are Metro Buses in Nova Scotia, Canada, but the contest is open to a whole lot more people!



For more information, go to StoryFinds and check out the deets.

I need to share that I'm pretty stoked to see the cover of The Missings on a bus.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Importance of Research

Without good research, we can put our characters, and thus our stories, in unbelievable situations. Readers will throw our books against the wall.

With good research, we can be in the same unbelievable situation, but readers will be right there with us.

Are you with me here?


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom for Writers and Those Who Love Them

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people." — Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture




There is hardly a day that goes by when we aren't faced with a brick wall. When we see that fortress, feel it, smell it... we have a choice to make.

What choice do you make?

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Manuscript Avoidance

What writer, if you're honest, hasn't been here?

This is when anything, no matter how mundane, seems much more interesting than the scene you're working on.

Here's what helps me get back to it:

Remembering My Readers. Period. The biggest impetus ever.

I've found that simply not wanting to let even one reader down can push me to plow through whatever personal issues I'm dealing with.

Not wanting to let even one reader down can make me understand that someone believes in me, enjoys the words I write, and is eager to read more.

What more could a writer want?

It's all better with friends.