Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Dark and Stormy Paranormal-Scope

On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina dissipated after leaving devastation in her wake. We remember those lost. Most of all we prepare for the next storm. Don’t let winds, rain and floods catch you unprepared. Such are the storms … Continue reading

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When Characters Take the Reins

I’m a plotter. I have been since day one as an author. All the books I’ve written have been plotted, sometimes for years, so when I sat down to write it was all right there and flowed like wine downhill. … Continue reading

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The Weirdness of Editing A Book by Susan Hanniford Crowley

What is weird about editing?  It’s the funny things authors do that they hope their editors catch and readers never see.  Before my editor sees my novel, I go over it with a fine tooth comb. Here’s are some of … Continue reading

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The End of Summer by Stacy Hoff

In just a few days my kids will be back to school. My brief time off with them over, as I go back to work. I hate the end of summer. At least I can look back on July and … Continue reading

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Social Media Mixer by Heather Novak

According to the highly educational and never incorrect* website known as Wikipedia, a “cocktail party mixer” is defined as: A cocktail party organized for purposes of social or business networking is called a mixer. *dramatization That sounds a lot like … Continue reading

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Our Personal Hamster Wheel

We are going through a transformation at my day job. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that before but in case you’ve missed it, there you have it. The purpose of this transformation is to help us specialize further in helping … Continue reading

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Taming The Monster Box Set by Mandy Rosko

I am so excited for this I can hardly contain myself, and when I’m on the tail end of a cold, that might not look like a lot, but trust me that it is 😀 This time last year I … Continue reading

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