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Souls & Shadows pre-order now live on Amazon!

Hi, all: The Souls & Shadows box set, which is scheduled for release on July 16th, is now live for pre-order on Amazon. Just follow the link below and reserve your copy today! It’s twenty-five paranormal novels and novellas in all, for only 99 cents! https://www.amazon.com/Souls-Shadows-Limited-Paranormal-Collection-ebook/dp/B07QSC7DNR But of course if you wanted to go Nook/iTunes/Kobo,…

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Every year in mid to late April the University of Southern California campus is transformed from a regular campus into a sea of book enthusiasts. From sellers to publishers and all manner of ancillary crafts, the nearly thousand booths are testament to the enduring power of words. For the past five years my local RWA…

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Plagiarism – why why why?

Recently a scandal has erupted in the romance world when Courtney Milan discovered that a woman had been plagiarizing her books. What started out as Courtney calling her out quickly erupted into a scandal of epic proportions. People have been investigating this woman’s books and what they found was astonishing. I choose not to name…

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Branding (and I don't mean cattle)

Hi, all: This was in the last LARA Confidential, and I thought you might enjoy reading it. For those who aren’t part of my writer’s group, LARA stands for Los Angeles Romance Authors, and is the writer’s group that I am not only in but have the honor of being president this year. Hope you…

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Another year, new stories

Happy 2019, all! I hope that as we head toward the end of the first month of 2019 (already-it really is shocking how fast the time goes) that you are doing well in this new year. I don’t yet know the date of publication, but Flash Fiction Magazine has picked up one of my horror…

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End of year wrap-up for 2018

Every year it seems that January comes in and we all are marveling at a fresh new year and then I blink and the year has shot past. This year is no different. Where did the year go? For the last several years I have been participating in a gratitude list with some of my…

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Ugly sweaters, Christmas and publishing news

It seems as though the ugly sweater phenomenon has gained steam in recent years. Every time I turn around there is an ugly sweater contest. Within my company itself I can think of at least three, including one within our smaller team. It’s actually great fun. I found an ugly sweater, or what I thought…

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Making your career a priority

Every month I do a short piece for the Los Angeles Romance Authors newsletter in my capacity as their president. This was November’s. Enjoy! There was a point in my life several years ago where I wasn’t writing. I had won a contest, submitted my stories to Harlequin, and quickly got the boot. I got…

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Early voting

I went to early vote yesterday. I did this for many reasons, but mostly because I have been going to work an hour earlier than the office start time due to a heavy workload. So I didn’t want to spend the time Tuesday to wait in line at the polls and be “late” to work.…

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Petty thievery

I was at the hairdresser’s this last weekend getting a badly needed haircut. I always wait too long to go to the salon and wind up looking like a sheepdog before I get there. This time was no different. While I was there the owner of the salon came rushing over to my hairdresser and…

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