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McKenna Dean

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McKenna Dean likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are: like tea bags, only sexier.

M.K. Dean writes cozy animal lovers mysteries, featuring house-call veterinarian, Dr. Ginny Reese. It's Diagnosis Murder meets All Creatures Great and Small.

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McKenna Dean My day job is pretty demanding, so I tend to be a slow writer. But I'm hoping the enthusiasm and energy that is NaNoWriMo will rub off on me this year…moreMy day job is pretty demanding, so I tend to be a slow writer. But I'm hoping the enthusiasm and energy that is NaNoWriMo will rub off on me this year, and that I'll manage to get a rough draft of the final installment of the Redclaw Origins series done in November. Look for Bishop's Endgame summer of 2021!(less)
McKenna Dean The answer really depends on what's causing the block. If the problem is because I'm trying to force characters into doing something that's not right …moreThe answer really depends on what's causing the block. If the problem is because I'm trying to force characters into doing something that's not right for them or the scene, sometimes I have to put the scene on the back burner and work on something else until the solution comes to me.

If the problem is because my creative well is dry, I need to practice self-care and try being creative in different ways that do not entail writing--like posing action figures in scenes and making up stories about them! I'll also get up from the keyboard and take the dogs for a long walk, or put on some music while I do mindless chores. This frees my mind to work play and play is important to creativity.

If the problem is because I'm "not in the mood" or "my muse has disappeared" sometimes the answer is to sit down and bang away at the story until you work through the sticky bit.

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My Christmas Present to You

I sat down to write this post and realized it’s been a while… I aim to update this blog at least once a week, but lately it’s slipped to once a month. Not because I’m not busy behind the scenes but because there is little to share along those lines.

I’ve reduced my time on Twitter to a fraction of what it was before. You can find me on Mastodon now, a kinder, gentler place. Twitter is standing on t

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An Embarrassment of Itches by M.K. Dean
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Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean
"This is a rollicking fun read with a lot of suspense, intrigue, romance, and more. The main character, Rhett Bishop, is witty, quick-thinking, daring (maybe a little too much for her boss’s comfort!), and doesn’t take gruff from anyone. The back and " Read more of this review »
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"One of the best books I've read this year. Intelligent, witty, fun characters. So not what I was expecting, yet everything I wanted."
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I confess, at first I was annoyed with Claire's self-doubt and constant self-criticism, probably because I recognized myself in a lot of her inner monologues. Watching her discover herself at sixty--and come into her s ...more
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