*sips coffee* Oh, what a beautiful Friday. You are wondering why I made the blog post like this? Well, to begin unfortunately Keeping Her A Secret has become a road block(writers block) and it was getting good. Don't worry some how, some way that book will eventually be Published wit... Read more of this blog post »
"Welcome to Hollywood, 1951. Come take a crawl through the underbelly of the motion picture business. Your... Read more of this blog post »
One of the most difficult things to pin down as a writer, especially a NEW writer, is the pacing of your story. Pacing is the speed and rhythm of a story, the speed with which events take place, and the balance between each part of the story. Does the story start with a hook? Is the beginning too...Read more of this blog post »
It’s a given on the ice planet, forced upon you by the parasitic symbiont called the ‘khui’. With resonance, a guy and a girl are paired up because they’ll make great babies. It’s a survival mechanism necessary for this sparsely-populated world we’re stranded on…and romantic, in a weird... Read more of this blog post »
Today we’re again talking some more about writing craft. There are just so many different topics in which we can improve as writers, and this is yet another topic. “Filter words” and “Crutch words” are just things that slow down your writing, but they’re a lot more than t...Read more of this blog post »
Happy Friday, everyone! Wanna see the cover for my upcoming book Nobody Else’s?
*plays a fanfare and throws confetti and pops champagne bottle*
Mars enters Pisces, giving Beckett Cooper the opportunity to assert himself when it comes to a secret infatuation; his best friend’s youn...Read more of this blog post »
Celebrating Five-Years Published! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION To celebrate my fifth year being published, I’m hosting a week-long event on my Facebook author page! It’s the least I can do for my fabulous readers! When I started on this writing journey, I had no idea what to expect. Five ye...Read more of this blog post »
Shortcuts should save you time, energy and resources.
But many times those shortcuts turn out to be detours.
Detours that get you nowhere close to where you wanted to be in the first place.
And sometimes these detours can be so big and confusing that you'll get lost along the way and never really...Read more of this blog post »
My heart is heavy as I write this.
Although we’re all sinful and broken, seeing the mighty fall is painful, heart wrenching, and incredibly sobering.
It makes me want to throw up.
Especially when it involves individuals in the faith who have gone ahead of us, paved the way, ministered locally and g...Read more of this blog post »
As I always do, I'll be giving the new E-Book version of my novel away on Amazon for 1 or 2 days immediately after I publish it.
Check my Author's Page on the Amazon website f... Read more of this blog post »
Last week I shared the extraordinary cover for the Taiwan edition of Caraval on Instagram. It’s so beautiful I actually got it printed up as a poster. I also received lots of questions asking where people could order this edition, so I’m excited to share that it’s finally available for preorder h...Read more of this blog post »
I am helplessly drawn to the biblical story of Mephibosheth, the orphaned son of Jonathan, who had died in battle and who was King David’s best friend. Mephibosheth was a boy with special needs, being crippled in both feet. Wanting to honor Jonathan, David reached out to the boy and offered to ta...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve learned, for better or for worse, that if I’m not reading, I’m not writing.
I can track my...
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You whispered in my ear,
“You disgrace this life”, “You are not strong enough to face this storm”.
I turned to your ugly face,
The loathed in disgust and hatred face,
I stood tall and whispered back…
“I am the storm, bitch…”
A tall figure in the “literary” pantheon has fallen, and he just so happens to be a Jew. As a white kid in the heart of anti-Semitic Orange County, California, I knew nothing about Jews or about their culture. In fact, when I attended a Catholic school, St. Anthony’s, in Long Beach, just over the...Read more of this blog post »
hello friends, i’ve got a couple of fun things to share with you! first, i’ll be hitting the road in June and the first few events are at the following locations:BookExpo
June 1, 2018
Hachette booth 1938-1939BookCon
June 2, 2018
In-booth...Read more of this blog post »
Its bank holiday weekend here in the UK, its also wet and a little bit chilly! I hope the weather is better where you are.
I have put Regretful Revenge up for free on Amazon for the next 2 days. If you haven’t read it yet, why not give it a try?
Zara and Derek used to be... Read more of this blog post »
Sé que muchas me escribís pidiéndome ir a vuestras ciudades, pero, de momento, no puedo moverme todo lo que me gustaría.
¡Ojalá algún día pueda saludaros a todas!
Para empezar, me estreno en Madrid en la caseta de Esencia y MR (Grupo Planeta).
Y,... Read more of this blog post »
The Arizona Republic writer E.J. Montini has a story that is so horrible that it can’t be true … can it? Yes, it’s true. Excerpts:
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The Trump administration recently announced a new, get-tough policy that will separate parents from their children if the...
I’ve always been inspired by the idea of NaNoWriMo. In fact, A Thousand Roads started as a NaNoWriMo project back in November 2012.
That said, I didn’t “win” NaNoWriMo. In fact, I’ve been aptly labeled a NaNoRebel. By December 1st, 2012, A Thousand Roads was at about 28,000 words. But by that date...Read more of this blog post »
Summer is for reading, and it’s also for making memories. Join us as we do both using E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan this summer.
Summer days are longer and a bit less structured. We’re spending a lot of time together. And sometimes we need something to do in the shade while we slurp popsicl...Read more of this blog post »
Ya faltan muy poquitos días para que acabe la preventa de NOS LO TRAJO EL VIENTO.
Con ello, el 31 de mayo finaliza la oferta de lanzamiento y el descuento especial del 50% para los lectores que la reserven antes de ese día. (Precio para las preventas 1,99 €).
Tanto si la has reservado y... Read more of this blog post »
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So … are we oficially no longer a Democracy?!
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too.
Happy Friday, Reader Friends! I hope your plans for Memorial Day weekend include books! My author friends have sent me their Sales, Releases, and Giveaways. I know you're going to find something great to read! Happy Reading! *Please check price before purchasing. New Releases Upcoming Releases Gi...Read more of this blog post »
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As the story goes, back in 2007, J.K. Rowling was struggling to finish the final book in her massively popular Harry Potter series.
As she explained in an interview:
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“As I was finishing Deathly Hallows, there c...
DOES THIS YEAR’S meandering markets make you more excited about your portfolio’s prospects—or less so? My contention: How we react to 2018’s lackluster stock market and sliding bond prices says a lot about how we think about investing. Check out my latest article for Creative Planning, where I si...Read more of this blog post »
После бани в день субботний,
отдавая честь вину,
я хожу всего охотней
в забегаловку одну.
Там, степенно выпивая,
Я стою наверняка.
В голубом дыму "Дуная"
все колеблется слегка.
в окружении ребят.
Все стучат сильнее кружки,
словно в небо позывные,
с каждой... Read more of this blog post »
The Supreme Court recently ruled that states have the right to regulate sports betting, opening the door for such activity in every state.
Chances are, your state officials are burning the midnight oil developing regulations for sports betting because they want the tax revenue.
After all, Pew Trust...Read more of this blog post »
This is a hard, hard morning.
According to his official twitter account, the critic, streamer and gaming commentator known as TotalBiscuit has passed away following surgery.
I’ve been following him since I was 13. His candid approach to criticism and media gave me endlessly inspiration, and I wou...Read more of this blog post »
De Kattenstoet was de max. Met twee kindjes die met open mond heel de stoet hebben bekeken en kilo’s snoep opvingen en kregen van de rijen bejaarde Engelsen voor ons. Met Cieper de poes die ons zo maar even photobombde aan de Menenpoort. Met perfect stoetweer zonder een druppel regen, en een indr... Read more of this blog post »
Damned If You Do: A BDSM Dance With The Devil
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Review ― One of The Best Paranormal Erotica Stories Ever
Wow. Five minutes in, I was already smiling because the situation was so recognizable, being an author myself. That smile returned many times throughout listening to the audiob... Read more of this blog post »
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