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January 6, 2017

Yes, it’s dark inside

I’m perfectly well aware that many of my Alex Conner stories have grit, darkness, and sadness within their pages. But, I also know I have made them heroic, full of humor, and for some of the characters and readers, life changing. Alex’s backstory was something I strugg…

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Upcoming New Release: Eve of the Exceptionals

January 1, 2017

Hello family, friends, and fans!!  This is an exciting day.  I have just revealed the amazing cover by artist Kerrie Joyce for my new YA Epic Fantasy novel, "Eve of the Exceptionals". Don't miss this spell-binding journey full of magical beings, epic adventure, and two young hearts destined to s…

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The Alex Conner Chronicles Street Team Is Coming!

May 19, 2016

As promised, here is part two of the adventures of a newbie author, and it's all about--Street Teams.

What is a Street Team?:

  • You may already have your team set-up and you don't even know it.
  • Your team is comprised of your die-hard fans who like and share all of your social media           po…

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The Author Takeover

April 26, 2016

The Author Takeover

Becoming an author with aspirations to make it my life’s work comes with a quite a bit of internal drive, research skills, social media savvy, networking, time, and a lot of patience.  In the last month I have realize how ne…

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Gratitude, Positive Thinking, & the Law of Attraction

January 26, 2016

Alex is my magnet.  I've been drawn to her character before the 1900's were no more and the 2000's stepped in.  I didn't know what she was going to do, but what I did know is that I was going to write a book with a main character that would be powerful, damaged, skittish, funny, and sexy.  I r…

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How To Find The Time

October 4, 2015

 

As I near the end of writing my second novel, I am reminded of what I frequently tell my students. They are encouraged to prioritize their activities, homework, and social life while also reminding them to stay positive as they reach for your dreams. In my life, there are countless days that t…

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A Healing Heart and Mind

May 28, 2015

 


As I have gone through grief, and now watch, listen and feel others go through it as well, I have been thinking about how I would help them professionally. What is the best way to let a parent, friend, or loved one of someone who has lost someone close to them know about some of the therapeut…

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"I Know You"

May 4, 2015

 


It was a special night for my girlfriends and I. We don't get to hang out much without the kiddos or the significant others in our lives, so when I got the house to myself for an evening, we all made delicious food to share. It was inevitable that an impromptu 90's Hip Hop dance party wo…

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My Mother's Song

March 25, 2015

When one decides to write you may want to include quotes from you favorite books, lyrics from songs or pictures and artwork. What is quite necessary is to get permission to use such portions of work even if it is only one line or lyric. Towards the end of my book, an important character to my he…

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Telling My Story About The Story

February 26, 2015


I was in the guest room, holed-up while my daughters alternated their little fist banging's on the door, crying for me between my husband's urges for them to leave mommy alone. I could still hear the drama on the other side of the door even though I was engaged and focused, and soon I was also…

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The Making of a Muse

February 11, 2015

 


Music has always been a source of inspiration for me. Those of you who have read my first book, Trust, and those of you who know me are well aware of my affinity for dancing and addiction to music. My range is expansive as my father was a DJ at one time in his life. Numerous albums lined…

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How Many Editors Does it Take...

January 24, 2015

 


A friend of mine and I were talking about the small rut I find myself crammed into as I begin writing Book Two of the Alex Conner Chronicles-Truth. It is that infamous rut, where you want to make sure you recap just enough from Book One to move new readers along or help previous readers, reme…

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Creativity Can’t Survive with Doubt

January 11, 2015

 


There have been many days when I can sit at this computer and blast off thousands of words, flying through chapters and piecing together a story. Honestly getting positive feedback and useful criticism catapults me into creative mode. The best thing I ever did when I opened Trust after f…

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Dancing In the Rain

December 23, 2014

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I am asked to explain what Trust is about multiple times a week. I change up my description from time to time since the book dives into the multiple genre's so it is hard to pigeon-hole it into one. Some of my favorite authors and biggest sources of inspiration, such as Kim Harrison, are adult, ur…

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Because memories are our adjectives and adverbs...

December 11, 2014


My father helped me name this blog.  We have a love of books in common; it was his library after all that I longed after.  The book bindings and covers called to me with their fantastical pictures of dwarfs, glowing blue swords and strong (even though scantily clad) women.  They spoke to me wi…

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