Monthly Archives: November 2014

#BlackFriday-#CyberMonday LIVING BY EAR is #99cents

Dear Readers, If you’re shopping from home and looking for a great gift for a woman (or yourself!), the Kindle version of LIVING BY EAR is having its first ever $.99 cent promo. The promo runs from Black Friday through … Continue reading

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Music Tuesday Debut: Guest Post by JT Twissel–The World’s Worst Folksingers

Today is the first day of a new blog series called MUSIC TUESDAY. If you’re familiar with my books LIVING BY EAR and LEAVING THE BEACH, you know they both have strong music themes, although they’re very different stories.  I’m … Continue reading

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Lovely Review of Living by Ear from Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Many thanks to Kathleen at Jersey Girl Book Reviews for her terrific review of Living by Ear.  You can read it here.   Also, this is the final day to enter the contest for a paperback copy of Living by … Continue reading

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Where is the Love? #PopSongsAboutLove

As a tween/young teen in the 1970’s, I was a pop-aholic. I guess it all started around ’72. I turned eight that year, and for Christmas, I got my very own Panasonic ball-shaped radio that looked exactly like the one … Continue reading

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Great Review of Living by Ear–Blog Tour, Day 4, Plus #BookGiveaway

I’m so grateful to Emma at Writer in a Wheelchair for her wonderful review of Living by Ear. It’s so nice that I don’t even want to post an excerpt, but you can read the entire review here.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Days 2 & 3 of Living by Ear Blog Tour

The Living by Ear blog tour went on a brief hiatus yesterday, but today it’s back with extra power! Instead of one blog review, there are two: one from Two Children and a Migraine, and one from Storm Goddess Book Reviews! … Continue reading

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Blog Tour for Living by Ear! Plus Rafflecopter Giveaway

Dear Readers, This is a big day for me, as it’s launch day for the Living by Ear blog tour. A whole bunch of wonderful bloggers have been kind enough to read and review the novel, and they’ll be posting … Continue reading

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Author Mary Rowen talks turning 50 as the Age is Just a Number blog series continues

Thank you, Mary Rowen, for joining the Age is Just a Number blog series. Mary is the author of Living by Ear and today she shares her thoughts on turning 50. Her comments regarding the randomness of life really does…

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A Super Cool Book Review for Living by Ear

Hi Readers, As Living by Ear–the new edition, published by Booktrope in September 2014–gets ready to go on a blog tour next week (November 10-November 17, 2014), I thought this might be an appropriate time to revisit one of the … Continue reading

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Are Lyrics Dead in Pop Music?

Recently, I did a book talk at a local senior center. Their book club had read Living by Ear, and they’d invited me to visit. Now, since both of my books feature characters who love music—particularly music by artists known … Continue reading

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