I am giving two winners a signed copy of my book, "More Than Meets the Eye: Tales of the Metaphysical"
Deadline to enter is May 8, 2015 at midnight so don't delay!
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I felt invisible for much of my teen years. Because of this, I was drawn to people like my best friend, who was dynamic and bold. She was the one who things happened to, the starting point of every story. I was the oracle, remembering each detail from my supporting role. There...
Here’s my latest “story”. I put storyin quotes because with this one it’s more of an implied story told through the image and the underlying context of apoem. The image popped into my head one day when I was thinking about how it...Read more of this blog post »
In her Facebook photo, she's leaning against a baby grand piano; when... Read more of this blog post »
Well, I’ve opened the blog up again.
I need somewhere to post my Catholic videos.
KING HENRY V
I pray thee, bear my former answer back:
Bid them achieve me and then sell my bones.
Good God! why should they mock poor fellows thus?
Shall yield them little.
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Shouts out to EVERYONE who sent in an ask about May’s THREE THINGS ABOUT NATURALS 3!
In answer to this specific question…
THING THE FIRST: In ALL IN, we will discover how Sloane came to be a part of the Naturals program.
THING THE SECOND: We will meet at least one member of Sloane’s family.
THING THE...Read more of this blog post »
These novels discussed below illustrate the integrating of 4 of the writing craft skills we have been discussing: Theme-Plot-Character-Worldbuilding. It's about delaying gratification, which is an ingredient in building suspense.
This combin... Read more of this blog post »
One more post dealing with my memory book before moving on to other things. I thought readers of the blog might be interested in the following passage, where I talk about a famous Jewish teacher who was known, on the basis of eyewitness reports, to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the de...Read more of this blog post »
(Hey, I wrote this a couple years ago as a guest post on Pub Crawl) and lately I’ve been seeing a couple quotes from it posted around, so I’m reposting the whole thing so it can live here on my site).
I am not the kind of writer, in general, who goes around giving advice to other writers, becaus...Read more of this blog post »
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If you are on Goodreads, you can enter for a chance to win an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of Ghostlight. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.:
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Person of Interest: I love Harold, John, and Fusco, don't see nearly enough of Root or Shaw this season, haven't recovered from the loss of Taraji P. Henson (no matter how wonderful the part in Empire is for her, and it is). Camryn Manheim isn't given nearly enough to do... Read more of this blog post »
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I don’t have a cover. I don’t have an official title, though I’m willing to mud wrestle my publisher to keep this one. I don’t even have a publication date.
But what I do have is a completed manuscript for Holly and Nick’s story. I sent it to my publisher on Sunday night and... Read more of this blog post »
What We Give Power To, What We Remember: Rejections Versus Achievements
First of all, thank you to Every Day Poems for featuring a poem, “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter [villainess]” from The Robot Scientist’s Daughter on its site.
So, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been keeping my rejection slip...Read more of this blog post »
Cindy and Cragg
Cindy and Laura made it to the hospital without getting in a wreck. It was a miracle in itself, considering how recklessly Cindy drove through midday traffic. There were at least a half-dozen near misses, and probably more she hadn’t noticed in her haste.
They ran into emergency a...Read more of this blog post »
Some new books have hit Kindle and third-party sites. (Nook is its usual slow self, plus you might need to search by title because the release dates were uploaded incorrectly as 2011 instead of 2015. Yes, I’ve already emailed my publisher to let them know.)
Don’t forget, you can bookmark my spread...Read more of this blog post »
CHICAGO! NINJA ACTION this THURSDAY! help me find a space …
it’s that time – help a pregnant lady out. lots of Chicagoans have grumbled that I’m coming to town for a gig nobody can get into (it’s true- i’m doing a keynote interview at the HOW interactive design conference on FRIDAY with the amazin...Read more of this blog post »
From Further Secrets of Adulthood.
I feel this way often. I need to schedule time to be unscheduled, I need to force myself to wander, I have to reassure myself that staring into space is as useful as staring into my laptop.
I guess the idea isn’t so much “laziness” and “leisureliness.”
I love the q...Read more of this blog post »
I was in most of the scenes we shot yesterday, including a scene where I talked for almost three pages.
Three. Pages. Of. Dialog.
It was a lot, and we were filming right next to an airport so there were constant interruptions from airplanes, so I messed up more than I would have liked … but the cas...Read more of this blog post »
Voting ends noon, EST, but cats for next week’s vote are already coming in, and they are beautiful! [enter your cat] I’ll post on FB today as soon as I know who the ultimate cat of last week is. It’s very close between Ophelia and Winston right now, but there are a few more hours to go. [To see t...Read more of this blog post »
Here's a link to the complete set of finalis... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve had the same favorite pen since middle school– the Pilot Precise v7 in fine point, black ink. I like how the ink comes out a little thick.
Today is the release day for Last Kiss, the third book in my Hitman series with Jen Frederick!
From the bestselling authors of Last Hit and Last Breath comes the next dark and sensual tale in the Hitman series that crosses the line between danger and desire…
Naomi: When I was kidnapped I thought...Read more of this blog post »
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