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Hail to the King 2019

Hail to the King 2019 Stephen King Reading Challenge

Here's something just for fun: You're invited to join me in a chilling reading challenge for 2019—Hail to the King 2019.The challenge itself is simple: Read a Stephen King book each month in 2019 and

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Slayaway Camp

200+ Ways to Have Fun Slashing Your Day With Slayaway Camp

You ever have one of those days where something just delights you, unexpectedly transforming your whole day? It might be that the cute human you like flirted with you when you bought your favorite caffeinated

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Beholder's Eye

Favorite Author Reread: Beholder’s Eye by Julie E. Czerneda

I've started rereading Julie E. Czerneda's Web Shifters series beginning with the first book, Beholder's Eye. Czerneda is one of my favorite authors and I enjoy going back and experiencing her character's

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number 42

42 Answers to the Question, “Why Blog?”

The Number 42Few writers have made as much of an impression as Douglas Adams on my imagination. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy remains one of my favorite books.“Forty-two,” said Deep Thought,

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Books Gone Bad Bundle

Books Gone Bad Bundle

The Books Gone Bad Bundle with my story Invasion of the Book Snatchers on BundleRabbit is now available for pre-order at Amazon, iBooks, etc. with a release date of July 27th. I'm excited to have

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Space Monkeys

Space Monkeys Audio Drama Podcast

Several years ago, editors at On Spec Magazine published my short story Space Monkeys. As if that wasn't enough of a thrill, they created a teacher and librarian toolkit of the story for students. Now

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Unplanned Time Off

Unplanned Time Off

I took some unplanned time off from working on my blog over the past few weeks. It stemmed in large part from a life roll—the loss of our two dogs. Poppy passed at the end of April, age-related reasons,

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Revitalize Your Writing Career

It’s Never Too Late to Revitalize Your Writing Career

A decade after I decided I needed to "get serious" about my writing career. I already had a master's degree in writing popular fiction and had been writing since I was a teenager. I'd managed to get a

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Vacation

Vacation Reflections

Last week didn't go as I had planned. I took a vacation to head down to Lincoln City, Oregon, for a writing workshop on writing fantasy. I've done several of these workshops taught by Kristine Kathryn

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Man jumping between rocks taking risks

Taking Risks With Confidence

Taking risks makes our hearts beat faster. Doing something risky leaves you vulnerable to rejection, disappointment, or failure. Writers face this fear all the time. We might love writing and have fun

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