Why Some Series Die on the Vine

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Okay, today some clear, tough-love news about why authors drop certain series. And this is true both with trad and indie authors, but–indie authors usually have more leeway to see how things go. I’ve seen a lot of people day

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Writing Under the Autumn Sun

Writing Under the Autumn Sun

There is a time that arrives every year, near the mid-to-end of September, where the world seems to turn a golden shade, and the leaves start to turn. When the sun emerges, it brings with it a cool warmth–a golden

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Wednesday Wanderings: Responding To Trolls

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So, I’ve had several people ask me how I deal with negative reviews, comments, haters, trolls. The answer to that depends on which one we’re talking about. Reviews: I don’t tend to read reviews–they’re for readers, not for me–so I

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Just Chatting: Masks On!

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I am so relieved that we’re headed into required masking up everything indoors. The Delta variant is surging and, whether people like it or not, masking is one of the ways to help the situation. I won’t let anybody into

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Wednesday Wanderings

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Happy Wednesday. I hope this post finds you well. I’m still not feeling ready to return to making videos. Ever since Morgan got sick I’ve been feeling extremely insular and quiet. We finally have a diagnosis on her. She had

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Wednesday Wanderings: Morgan’s Sick & It’s Been Quite a Week–Already

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It’s only Wednesday and it’s been a week. First, I’m going to have to put the YouTube videos on hold for a bit. I’m tired, behind on my writing, and have too many things going. I’ve pulled back from Twitter,

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Wednesday Wanderings

Woman wandering through birch/alder forest.

Hey peeps! I hope you’re braving the heat. Here it’s going to be very bad this weekend, especially for this area. And for me. We’re supposed to be getting into the upper 90s to 100 this weekend and that’s just

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New Book & Newsletter Announcements!

New Book & Newsletter Announcements!

So, a lot to news for you today! So pull up a chair and settle in, peeps! First: I just finished writing Witching Fire, book 16 of the Wild Hunt Series, and I love it–I think you’ll love it too.

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There Are Weeks and Then There Are Weeks

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There are weeks, and then there are weeks. It’s not been a bad week, but it feels like this week has been filled with time sucks, detours, roadblocks (yeah, I’m still watching The Amazing Race — laughs —and U-Turns. It’s

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