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Lessons Learned from Pre-Order

Lessons Learned from Pre-Order

So, I’ve been working on Book #5 in my Leftover Girl series, Fate of War, and struggling with the decision to offer this last book for pre-order. Books 2 and 4 were both listed for pre-order and this is what I’ve learned: Book #2 was listed for pre-order and went smoothly. A week before, I …

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Illusion of Truth – Coming Soon

Illusion of Truth – Coming Soon

Whew, I’ve just sent Illusion of Truth off to my editor. Writing this fourth book has been tougher than any of the others. I think it’s because #3 and #4 were originally meant to be one book. As the story progressed, I realized no way could I keep both viewpoints together and make the stories …

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Update on Prison of Lies

Update on Prison of Lies

First, I want to apologize for waiting so long to give this update. I’ve been overloaded lately at work, plus I’ve spent nights and weekends hammering out book # 3, Prison of Lies. Sometimes when I write, I literally have to turn the world off. Does anyone else feel this way? Prison of Lies is …

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Update on Leftover Girl Series

Update on Leftover Girl Series

I thought this would be a good day to update everyone on how book # 3 in the Leftover Girl Series is coming along. The ideas have been flowing across the screen, no problem there. The only issue I’ve had is squeezing all of the necessary details into one book. If you’ve read Secrets Return, …

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Taking on the Block

Taking on the Block

As if typing and arranging 50k+ words isn’t challenging enough, writers must learn to face a variety of fears. Did I publish my best work? When will someone read it? What if readers feel inclined to write a review and they didn’t connect? For me, one fear rises above the rest: Writer’s Block. I can’t …

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Secrets Return – Almost Ready!!!

Secrets Return – Almost Ready!!!

I’m happy to say I finished formatting Secrets Return for print today, so it looks as if the paperback edition will be ready for release on 1/24 with the Kindle edition. For anyone who’s tried to write a book and format using Microsoft Word – it’s an interesting challenge. Rewarding when it’s done, but whoa …

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Kirkus Review!

Kirkus Review!

Last night I sat down at the computer (dishes done, kids in bed, etc.) and opened my email…and spotted a message that caused my heart to race. My Kirkus review was ready. I wasn’t sure if I should open the email or delete. Of course I would open it, but still. Unless you’re actually from …

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So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

It’s been a long journey for me. At some point, I thought just writing my first book and maybe getting it published would put the finish line in sight. Are you laughing yet? When I decided that self-publishing would be the best way to meet my personal goals, while working a full-time job, I didn’t …

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