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“Loreena’s Gift” Takes 1st Place, Idaho Author Awards

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“Loreena’s Gift” Takes 1st Place, Idaho Author Awards

I’m excited to announce that Loreena’s Gift was recently named “1st Place, Fiction” in the 2016 Idaho Author Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on November 1st, 2016. I’m looking forward to meeting the other authors who were honored in this year’s contest. I’ll also be participating in a second book blog tour starting on […]

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“Rise of the Sidenah” Going Out of Print

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“Rise of the Sidenah” Going Out of Print

It was about a year ago that Jupiter Gardens Press released my fantasy novel, Rise of the Sidenah. Since then the story has been recognized twice—3rd place fantasy in the North American Book Awards, and Official Selection, Young Adult Fantasy, in the New Apple Book Awards. It’s with a heavy heart that I share the […]

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Reviews Coming in for “Loreena’s Gift”

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Reviews Coming in for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m excited to share that Loreena’s Gift is on a book blog tour right now. Various book bloggers from across the country are featuring the book over the next couple weeks. The tour also involves a giveaway of a signed, print copy of the book. If you’re interested in entering, you can do that here. […]

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Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

Filed in News by on June 27, 2016 4 Comments • views: 714
Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m so excited! I’ve never done a book trailer before, so this was a fun experience. I’ll be posting about it over at Writing and Wellness within the next couple weeks, in case you’re looking for more details on what it was like. My main reason for doing the trailer was to (hopefully) increase awareness […]

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Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Filed in Everyday Life by on June 26, 2016 3 Comments • views: 875
Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Everyone’s talking about them. The automakers are scrambling trying to win the market. “Autonomous” cars, they’re called. The ones that can drive themselves. All we’ll have to do is just sit back and relax. Imagine the possibilities! No more wasted time on the commute. No more distracted driving. Far fewer accidents on the road. “We […]

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Animals Teach Us How to Age

Filed in The Writing Life by on May 22, 2016 6 Comments • views: 1245
Animals Teach Us How to Age

My black German Shepherd will be thirteen years old in July. The AKC says the average lifespan for this breed is 10–12 years. So I feel like I’m on borrowed time. Her name is Morrigan, and I’ve had her since she was a puppy. I got her from a breeder in Texas, and I’ll never […]

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Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

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Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

We’ve all heard the talk about purpose. Once you find your purpose, the world opens up for you. Or so it seems, when you read the material promoting “purpose-finding.” I’ve enjoyed a number of articles, books, and quizzes on purpose. I found them fun to read and think about, and some of them were helpful […]

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How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

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How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

I read the other day that a growing body of research shows that people who feel younger than their age actually tend to live longer. One British study of about 6,500 people, for example, reported that those who felt older than their age had a 41 percent greater risk of dying in the next eight […]

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

I was excited to find today that Loreena’s Gift had hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases List. Thank you to all the readers out there who have given the book a try. I appreciate it! To read more about the book, you can check out the Amazon page, or my book page here on […]

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KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

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KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

I was honored to discuss Loreena’s Gift in this news interview with the lovely Lauren Klenda of “KREX News.” Lauren asked me to talk about the book, what happens in it, and the inspiration behind it. It was only a short three minutes, but it was fun! Find the total interview on the KREX link […]

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