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Writestream Tuesday Replay: Most Popular Episode of 2013

Writestream Tuesday Replay: Most Popular Episode of 2013

| December 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

In reviewing the 2013 episodes of Writestream Tuesday I discovered that my most popular broadcast of the year featured romance-suspense author and life coach Casey Dawes, and Freedom Forge Press founders Val Muller and Eric Egger. On Tuesday, December 31 at 1 p.m. Eastern I’ll replay this June 11, 2013 broadcast in their honor. Of [...]

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Dealing with difficult people this holiday season? Tune in to Love, Liberty & Lip Gloss!

Dealing with difficult people this holiday season? Tune in to Love, Liberty & Lip Gloss!

| December 6, 2013 | Comments (0)

I’ve jokingly noted on Facebook that although the phenomenon of dealing with difficult people is rare, especially during the holidays, my co-hosts Lisa, Kristyn and I decided we should talk about it anyway. Seriously, carols extolling this as The Most Wonderful Time of the Year aside, for many it’s the most stressful time of the [...]

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A Review of 'The Keeper' by R.L. Mosz

A Review of ‘The Keeper’ by R.L. Mosz

| September 3, 2013 | Comments (0)

About a month ago, R.L. Mosz requested a review of her enchanting novel, The Keeper, which I completed in one sitting. An endearing twist on the “rich guy falls for poor girl” plot, The Keeper features a young heroine Caitlin Roseberry, whom we quickly discover has had to deal with two tragic, life-altering events at [...]

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Writestream Tuesday welcomes author Casey Dawes and Freedom Forge Press founder Eric Egger, June 11  -- UPDATED with Archive

Writestream Tuesday welcomes author Casey Dawes and Freedom Forge Press founder Eric Egger, June 11 — UPDATED with Archive

| June 6, 2013 | Comments (1)

Please join me for Writestream Tuesday on June 11 when my guests will be best-selling romantic suspense author Casey Dawes and founder of Freedom Forge Press Eric Egger. In the first half of the show, I’ll talk to Casey about her stories about love, her experience with self-publishing, her thoughts on social media marketing for [...]

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Writestream Tuesday with M.V. Freeman and Jamie K. Wilson, May 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Writestream Tuesday with M.V. Freeman and Jamie K. Wilson, May 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern

| May 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

Join me for another fun, informative and talkative Writestream broadcast on Tuesday, May 7 at 1 p.m. Eastern when I welcome two wonderful authors/writers to the program. In the first half of the show urban fantasy/romance author M.V. Freeman joins me to discuss her award-winning debut novel, Incandescent, along with her thoughts on writing, publishing [...]

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Chapter One: Sea To Shining Sea

Chapter One: Sea To Shining Sea

| February 12, 2012 | Comments (1)

Note: This is still a work in progress, so I am sure there are still many changes ahead. I definitely welcome feedback in the comments if you are so inclined!   ∞ Chapter One ∞ Moonlight glistened on the tranquil sea as the taxi cab steadily cruised down A1A in Boca Raton. The weary traveler [...]

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The Daunting Task of Writing a Tasteful, Compelling Love Scene: Chapter 34 of Water Signs

The Daunting Task of Writing a Tasteful, Compelling Love Scene: Chapter 34 of Water Signs

| August 3, 2010 | Comments (2)

Or, as my lovable smart-aleck writer-friend Don calls it, Chapter Fornication. He kids of course, being one of the book’s staunchest fans as well as someone who understands the novel’s underlying themes and ultimate championing of traditional values. Having been raised with similar values as an Evangelical Christian, Don (like so many other readers) relates to [...]

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Fact Versus Fiction in Water Signs

Fact Versus Fiction in Water Signs

| July 22, 2010 | Comments (0)

For someone who’s been in the habit of journaling for nearly all of my life, it’s strange I did not take the time to write about the emotional phone conversations I shared with “Ken” in the months preceding the release of Water Signs. Perhaps because I was so busy channeling all of the energy and [...]

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Serendipity and the Psychic: Water Signs' Real-Life Back Story, Continued

Serendipity and the Psychic: Water Signs’ Real-Life Back Story, Continued

| July 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

Aside from a devoted family, there is nothing quite so precious as a loyal, trusted friend. I’ve heard the saying many times, that if you have one good friend, you are truly blessed; I have been blessed infinitely in this area, since I have many dear, loyal friends whom I know have my best interests [...]

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More Random Thoughts on the Writing Process

More Random Thoughts on the Writing Process

| July 19, 2010 | Comments (1)

In my last post, I started to delve a little deeper into the fusion of fact and fiction, and some of the literary techniques I employed in penning Water Signs. There’s also a bit of personal intrigue intertwined in the entire experience — things I haven’t previously shared on my blog. First though, I want [...]

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God and Spirituality in Water Signs, Part Two

God and Spirituality in Water Signs, Part Two

| July 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

In Part One, I discussed the prevalence of faith, God and spirituality in Water Signs, and the important role they play in the development of the plot and characters. Coming from a traditional home and raised in the Catholic Church, it never occurred to me that everyday activities —  like reading my daily horoscope with my mom [...]

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Cyberspace and the Single (Conservative) Girl, Part Two

Cyberspace and the Single (Conservative) Girl, Part Two

| May 18, 2010 | Comments (0)

Published by Parcbench on March 18, 2010: As I discussed in Part One, while it’s easy to blame the internet for the plethora of dishonest players, the truth is, it is simply another vehicle through which to play the serial dating game. In the 21st Century, technology has provided an efficient method for both the upstanding [...]

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How To Turn Fact Into Fiction, Part Four

How To Turn Fact Into Fiction, Part Four

| March 1, 2010 | Comments (0)

More thoughts on the reconciliation theme as it relates to real life transforming into fiction. In How To Turn Fact Into Fiction, Part Three I drew a comparison/contrast between the characters of Dr. Joseph Rose and Ken Lockheart, the two embodiments of The American Dream in Water Signs. Though generations apart, both Joseph and Ken [...]

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How To Turn Fact Into Fiction, Part Three

How To Turn Fact Into Fiction, Part Three

| February 28, 2010 | Comments (1)

Today’s installment draws a comparison/contrast between Water Signs’ main male character, Ken Lockheart, and Dr. Joseph Rose, the two most important men in heroine Madeline Rose’s life. As I’ve noted in previous posts, both are representations of the American Dream, though generations apart, and both are based on real people who impacted my life to [...]

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