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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

I’m excited to announce the three winners of the YA Books Central “Rise of the Sidenah” giveaway. There was an amazing 637 entries. From those, the following three winners were randomly chosen (last names omitted for privacy): Nadine Tal Christi All three winners will receive one free signed copy of Rise of the Sidenah and […]

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3 Ways Writing a Book Transported Me to the Twilight Zone

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 18, 2015 0 Comments • views: 1054
3 Ways Writing a Book Transported Me to the Twilight Zone

This post originally appeared on writer and director Lisa Kirazian’s blog. Please see her page for the original version. Think of the Twilight Zone, and words like “other worldly,” “spooky,” or “magical” may come to mind. Most likely you’ll imagine something with no rational explanation. And of course, there’s that popular theme song. (Do-do-do-doo…do-do-do-doo…) I […]

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Win Your FREE Copy of “Rise of the Sidenah”

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 5, 2015 0 Comments • views: 650
Win Your FREE Copy of “Rise of the Sidenah”

I’m excited to have partnered with YA Books Central (YABC) to offer a special giveaway for the month of October. You could win one of three prizes: $25 Amazon Gift Card; 1 signed, paperback copy of the book; 1 bookmark $10 Barnes & Noble gift card; 1 signed, paperback copy of the book; 1 bookmark […]

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Three Cool Things Writers Get to Do That No One Else Does

Filed in The Writing Life by on October 1, 2015 0 Comments • views: 934
Three Cool Things Writers Get to Do That No One Else Does

This blog was originally written as a guest post for a fellow writer, Cathleen Townsend. Please see the original at her website, “The Beauty of Words.“ There are a lot of things that are difficult about the writing life. Writers struggle with self-doubt, must wear many hats to succeed in the industry, and require a […]

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My Fantasy Novel Officially Releases Today!

Filed in The Writing Life by on September 24, 2015 2 Comments • views: 759
My Fantasy Novel Officially Releases Today!

I’m excited to announce that Rise of the Sidenah officially releases today. I’ve been talking about pre-orders of the Kindle version for awhile, and the print version became available on Amazon last week, but according to my publisher (Jupiter Gardens Press), this is the official date of the release. Yay! I’m doing the happy dance. […]

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My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

Filed in News by on September 16, 2015 0 Comments • views: 525
My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

I’m excited to share that my fantasy novel, “Rise of the Sidenah,” is now available in print format on Amazon. You can also pre-order the Kindle version for only $4.99 for a limited time. If you’re looking for even better discounts, the publisher, Jupiter Gardens Press, is now offering both versions as follows: Get the […]

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In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

Filed in Everyday Life by on September 13, 2015 3 Comments • views: 1666
In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady

It’s amazing how a little bit of appreciation can brighten your day. You’ve heard it said before, but this time I have a story of how even a herd of goats can show their appreciation when someone goes out of their way for them. Goats? Really? Goats. And appreciation of any kind—from anyone—just feels good. […]

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Edits Have Begun for “Loreena’s Gift!”

Filed in The Writing Life by on September 6, 2015 0 Comments • views: 477
Edits Have Begun for “Loreena’s Gift!”

Great news! I have received notes from my editor at Dzanc Books for Loreena’s Gift, my literary novel. That means I’ll be working hard over the next six weeks or so to polish up the book in preparation for the galleys. I’m excited that things are moving forward on this story. Stay tuned for updates […]

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When the Other Girls Make fun of Your Shiny Black Pants

Filed in Everyday Life, The Writing Life by on August 31, 2015 5 Comments • views: 1020
When the Other Girls Make fun of Your Shiny Black Pants

I have fond memories of shopping for school clothes with my mom. Usually sometime in the month of August, she would help me go through my closet to see what clothes still fit, and we’d separate those from the ones I’d outgrown so we knew what I needed for the upcoming school year. Then came […]

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4 Ways Publishing a Book Changes Your Life

Filed in The Writing Life by on August 24, 2015 0 Comments • views: 671
4 Ways Publishing a Book Changes Your Life

My younger brother and I have a running joke between us. He’s a pilot in the Air Force. He’s got five more years to give back to the service before he can decide if he wants to stay in and retire or leave and work in the commercial sector. He’s not worried about it, because […]

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