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August 24, 2013

A book blitz for CONTRITION is being hosted by Giselle at Xpresso. It's scheduled for Sept 16- 20 and if you want to get in on it, just sign up HERE.



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I will provide excerpts for your post if you like, and every participant will be able to host a giveaway for one ebook copy of CONTRITION and/or share the grand prize Rafflecopter.

Prizes to include Amazon gift cards, audio copies of Perception, and eternity bracelets from the Etsy store.

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Published on August 24, 2013 02:00 • 31 views

August 23, 2013

The Perception Trilogy is my first real series, meaning the story begins in book one and doesn't complete until the end of book three. (My Clockwise series is unconventional that way, which is why I point this out.)

What a ride! It's a bittersweet to be closing in on the end. I've spent so much time getting to know and love my characters! It's kind of like having to wave good bye as your child leaves for college - it's good and necessary, but it marks a dramatic change. You're happy to see the...
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Published on August 23, 2013 02:00 • 43 views

August 21, 2013

In Dragonfly , they were friends who shared a growing attraction... In Undertow , her heart was broken and he was waiting to pick up the pieces... In Watercolor , Anna &Julian say Yes. But the past and its secrets are creeping closer...
 
Book #3 in the Dragonfly series: Watercolor, coming Oct. 3!


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Published on August 21, 2013 02:00 • 43 views

August 20, 2013

"I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because I'd rather be attending Dresden Germany's city festival than sitting at home editing!"



The people at Grammarly contacted me, asking if I'd like to test out their new grammar checking program. I said sure, why not? What writer wouldn't want to use a program that actually helped them to tighten their prose?

What I liked about Grammarly was how thorough it was at flagging problem areas, and it was really user friendly. You simply paste or uploa...
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Published on August 20, 2013 02:00 • 52 views

August 16, 2013

1. I'm back in Germany for the next three months. Here I experience the opposite type of lifestyle I live in Canada. Where as there we live in a quiet, rural, forested hillside which requires driving everywhere, here we live on a busy, noisy urban street the middle of the city where we walk everywhere. I like that I can experience both.


My daughter is with us this time for a three week visit. A couple days ago we hopped the train to Berlin.

 Brandenburg Gate



2. On the writing front, I'm exc...
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Published on August 16, 2013 03:09 • 32 views

August 5, 2013

Everyone who reads and writes understands the importance of pacing when it comes to story. If the plot moves too fast, the reader feels like she didn't have a chance to really get to know the characters, or too much action all at once makes her dizzy, or she doesn't have a chance to buy into the premise and thus suspend her disbelief.

Real life can be like that, too. I find this to be very true in the world of independent publishing. There's so much that can be done, and time stretches before...
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Published on August 05, 2013 14:37 • 31 views

July 23, 2013

The race to get your book to the screen is on! And when it works it's great. Off the top of my head, Atonement, Hunger Games, the first Twilight movie (yes, I liked it). There are others, and honestly, I don't see a lot of movies. Even book to movies, and there are a lot of those.

But sometimes it doesn't work. At all. I'm afraid I'm talking about The Host. I actually really liked the book and so I was looking forward to how it would translate to screen. The Twilight books had made the shift w...
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Published on July 23, 2013 07:45 • 79 views

July 16, 2013

Hey, just to let you know, Love, Tink Complete is on sale for .99 for a limited time on Amazon and Kobo! If you don't have your copy, now's the time!


 
LOVE, TINK news! Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Website Website Email Email Google Plus Google Plus Pinterest Pinterest LOVE, TINK
-the complete seriesHey everyone! I'm so excited to release this book. Over the last half year I've published this super cute Tinkerbell and Peter Pan story and published it as...
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Published on July 16, 2013 06:39 • 45 views

July 15, 2013

Available July 12, 2013Thanks, Elle, for inviting me to hang out on your blog today. Some of you Earthlings have been asking what's so special about my book. Holy asteroid! What could be more special than a book written by me, a humble green alien?
What? You want to know why you should read my book? Because you Earthlings like to make that strange sound out of your tiny mouths and noses you call giggling or guffawing or busting a gut or being in stitches and other strange things like that. Thi...
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Published on July 15, 2013 02:00 • 27 views

July 14, 2013



Enchanted meets Peter Pan in LOVE, TINK 
 *A fantasy read suitable for all ages* 

 

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Published on July 14, 2013 17:34 • 25 views