I’ve been remiss and FORGOT to tell you my GREAT news! I’ve been nominated for not one but TWO Ritas this year by Romance Writers of America. It’s a huge thrill and I’m honored! The books are IT’S IN HIS KISS and ONE IN A MILLION.
To remind you what Tanner Riggs from ONE IN A MILLION looks like…
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Bound Gaps Solved
Last year, Yitang (Tom) Zhang published a paper in the Annals of Mathematics titled “Bounded Gaps Between Primes.” The abstract for the paper is simple enough for a non-mathematician to understand. It states that there are infinitely many pairs of consecutive prime numbers tha...Read more of this blog post »
This means I've started up a new account!You can now find me@lachryMARI... Read more of this blog post »
That was a thought that crossed my mind today as I went today to get a new suit checked. I went to the official Los Angeles shatnez "laboratory," which might conjure up an image of a high-tech research facility wi... Read more of this blog post »
This week, in the interest of protecting my own fragile psyche (and fingers) I’m changing tack from Enormous Essaysand Deep Thoughts to talk about tools. I spend a lot of time thinking about the writing process,and a lot of time writing, and it seems to me that the internet does as well, especial...Read more of this blog post »
I really wanted this to be a good movie, cos I’m a fan of Gemma Arteton and cos the premise of the film is so promising (like the Supernatural TV series really). Sadly, the characterisation is less than two-dimensional and there are no moral dilemmas in the film whatsoever. What you see is what y...Read more of this blog post »
From now on, I’m author of the month on a German publishing platform:
When they asked me, I was naturally quite surprised. Of course I was quite happy about it and answered readily all the questions they asked my in an interview. It seemed that the plan alone to visit the Leipzig Book Fair was eno...
I just wanted to share some exciting news with you!! For the first time Taken By The Huntsman has made it into the top 100 in the BDSM category on Amazon!! Thank you to everyone who bought it, and I really hope you enjoy it when you read it!! You guys are the be... Read more of this blog post »
Once people find out I’m a published author, I typically get one of two responses: 1) I’ve always wanted to do that, or 2) How do you do that?Today author Joanie Bruce offers good advice for those of you who want to know how to get started in publishing. Joanie …
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If you observe a good teacher working with an elementary or middle school class, you’ll very likely notice something striking. I’ve seen it often — and so has Soyru Forall, director of the Burlington, Vermont-based Center for Mindful Learning.
“By and large, teachers teach the same two points m...
My oldest daughter turns 16 today and if you’ve been following me on Instagram or FB then you’ll have seen I took her on a trip – something I promised my kids I would do for this special birthday years ago.
This trip was important for a few reasons:
~I want her to have amazing memories.
~I want ther...
A number of years ago I was invited to share with a group of pastors, teachers, and leaders for a two-day retreat.
On the last day of the retreat, I was asked to share some snapshots of Christ-centered community from my own experience.
I told the story of one such community. This body of believers...Read more of this blog post »
Shooting has begun on QUARRY in New Orleans.
I have read all eight scripts (including the one I wrote!) and series creators Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller have put together an excellent in-depth look at the origins of Quarry. It’s exciting, sexy, violent, character-driven and takes on importan...Read more of this blog post »
(This was first published back in 2009. Now that I'm querying again, and thus aware of what's going on out there, I'm struck by the fact that in six years, things are still the same. Wow, or not. As for me? Still following the rules.)
I'm a pretty law-abiding citizen. If you overlook m... Read more of this blog post »
“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time,” E. B. White told this magazine in 1969. “Children are … the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth. They accept, almost without question, anything you present them with,...Read more of this blog post »
PRESENTS. . .
Éire's Devil King Book 3 of Éire's Viking Trilogyby Sandi Layne
Release Date: April 2 , 2015Published by The Writers Coffee ShopGenre: FICTION / Historical Fiction Time Periods/ Medieval / Viking
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-376-8 Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and T... Read more of this blog post »
Exponential is now available as an audiobook!
This is a little bit of a surprise. I knew it was in the process of becoming a reality, but didnt know when. For right now it’s available here, and I’ve been told it should be migrating to Audible (where I get my audiobooks, as I’m sure many others...Read more of this blog post »
Snow fell in audible sheets, the soft rushing sound disrupted gently by the peal of bells in the near distance. It was a haunted sound, actually, and something Pavel Kievsky could do without. He disliked being out at night this time of year, and not because of the cold, but because of the noise.... Read more of this blog post »
#Scars (A Marked Series 2.5) is almost here and what a #crazy ride it will be. The 19th can't get here fast enough wink emoticon
#CrazyIsTheNewCool #FavoriteVillain #MarkedSeries #ComingSoon #MarkingHer #MarkingHim #CrazyBombshell
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Thank you, Meradeth for being such a great friend, and over all a sweetperson… I mean, c'mon, you're so sickly sweet you give people cavities!
In honor of your special day, here's a poem just for you...
Columbus was famous;Einstein was, too.They were known to all, but then,Along came you.
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There were only e... Read more of this blog post »
Okay, I'm trying to make myself seem very efficient there. I'm busy, yes, but I'm also doing a lot of 'thinking' about my new book, and that's when I realised what made my last book so hard to write. Normally, I spend quite a bit of time visualising my scenes before I write them. I daydream... Read more of this blog post »
No writer in my lifetime has given me as much pleasure and happiness. He could do knockabout for schoolboys (and girls) but he was also subtle and wise and very funny in the adult world. I loved him because almost all the characters he didn’t like slowly grew more real, more interesting, more com...Read more of this blog post »
I’m in a season of questions.
What does the future hold for me after the M.B.A. is finished?
Where should I invest my time and energy in the next months and years?
Where do I find my passion in this season of life?
So many questions. And so much silence. It feels like I’m in a holding pattern with th...Read more of this blog post »
Sound Advice For Buying And Owning Jewelry
When it comes time for you to start shopping or selling jewelry, you may want to know where to begin, as there are many things to consider when buying or selling this type of commodity. The tips in this article can provide you with what you need to know...Read more of this blog post »
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