Tag Archives: living by ear

Goodbye to Booktrope and Looking Ahead

It was quite shock when I learned last Friday night that my publisher, Booktrope, is shutting down. Some people are angry, some are scared, but me, well, mostly I’m just sad. My friend Jan—fellow Troper and blogger—said it best, I … Continue reading

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My Favorite Blogs of 2015—Part 1

Hello and happy 2016! I hope you’re looking forward to a year of peace, fun and good reading too. I haven’t been around this space as much as usual lately, as things have been a bit crazy. Life, right? But … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle Books (Including Mine) for Everyone–Until 11/14

My publisher, Booktrope, in conjunction with Runaway Goodness, is giving away over 200 Kindle books this week in a promotion called Prefunk the Holidays. It’s a pretty amazing promotion, with books in almost every imaginable genre being given away, and … Continue reading

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Halloween Book Hop–Tricks and Treats for Everyone!

Hi Readers, I wanted to let you know that I’m participating in a fun Halloween Book Hop this year. Over 130 authors from many different genres and publishers are taking part, and every one is offering either a “trick” or … Continue reading

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Read a Good Book? Or One You Didn’t Like? Speak Out!

Well over a year ago, I found myself sitting in an independent bookstore on a Saturday morning at 10 a.m., behind a stack of books and a dish of peppermints. The owner had invited me to do a two-hour signing … Continue reading

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Writers and Hollywood Dreams

As a writer, I can’t help dreaming about having one—or more—of my novels made into a film. And I know I’m not alone. Just go on the Listopia section of Goodreads and you’ll discover that one of their most popular … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I’m very excited to be participating in this Valentine’s Day book giveaway! There are 40 different books you can win, including my two (#8, Living by Ear, and #9, Leaving the Beach). Please check them all out, then … Continue reading

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Book Lover’s Blog Hop–Your Free Gift is Below!

Can it really be that the holidays are upon us? How does this happen every year? Since I was a teenager, I’ve been promising myself that I’d shop early so I could relax and enjoy the season. But it’s never … Continue reading

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#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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