What is a Stale Book and Why am I so Pi$$ed?

What’s a stale book you ask?  Let me tell you. I recently bought a book for my e-reader and settled in for a good read. It is out of my usual genre (romance) and more like the books Diane Capri writes,which means it is a thriller.  (If you like thrillers, hers are great and are available here.) The book I’m so unhappy with is set in the middle east during an American CIA mission on which the fate of the world depends. Great...

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Weekend Writer: What are You Doing Today and Why Are You Doing It? oh yeah, Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads Out There

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.  You know who you are and why you deserve recognition. And for those of you who struggle on this day because your dad wasn’t wonderful, please know you are  not alone.  Do something today to make it special for you – something you wish your father had done with and for you. I was going to post the following yesterday but time slipped away on me, which seems fitting, doesn’t...

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Weekend Writer: Are you a Veggie, an Egg or a Coffee Bean?

Welcome to another edition of the Weekend Writer, where we focus a little more on fiction writing.  Thank you for your response to the two blogs Diane Capri and I published about psychopaths.  You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  She is an amazing writer and a good friend and I hope you’ll enjoy her book, Fatal Distraction. What is your reactions to stress, change and pressure?  We work in a volatile industry. Publishing is under...

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Psychopaths Among Us Part 1

I recently read and reviewed an advance copy of Diane Capri’s terrific new thriller (after Don’t Know Jack) featuring a chillingly accurate villain. Fatal Distraction was released on 5/24 and is already climbing to the top of the charts garnering more rave reviews. Fatal Distraction introduces Jess Kimball, a relentless investigative columnist with a tragic past in the style of Dominick Dunne, on the trail of a cunning Florida...

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What Do You Think?

Donna Brown, from the Indie Exchange has worked tirelessly on behalf of independently published authors.  She leads an active group on Facebook and has an amazing website. I am delighted to let you know that Donna has accepted the cover of my first book, Family Ties for the cover showcase at the Indie Exchange. I admit that I’m prejudiced – I think it’s fabulous.  Please stop by and let me know what you think. I’d...

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Tag I’m It! A Writer’s Game of 7

Unusual for me to post on a Friday but I was tagged by Alyssa Palmer, in a game of LUCKY SEVEN. A writer tagged in this game goes to page 77 of their WIP  (or in my case, my latest release, finds line number seven, and copies the next seven lines.  Who could resist? These lines can be found in Family Ties available here. The aroma was enticing. The spicy layers dripped with mozzarella – his favorite cheese. The kids were still talking...

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