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#FridayReads: Research for my new book

I've been tweeting very quietly the past few nights about the new book project I've been working on. This has been a book idea that I've been kicking around for a little while now. An early draft of the opening was even used as my final fiction project for undergrad (and was ultimately the project… Continue reading #FridayReads: Research for my new book

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An Army of Specialists

I'm not sure what I expected my late twenties to look like, but I don't think this would've been it. Ten years ago I was going to be a Communications major and get into journalism--or something. I knew that Communications was a marketable degree, which meant I had a good chance at getting a job… Continue reading An Army of Specialists

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#MondayBlogs: What the writing community used to be

So many of us crawled onto our couches or into our beds last night and watched The Tony's. Well, okay, we watched Hamilton win basically everything it was nominated for. But no matter who the winner was, or what the award was, the message that came across something that's been missing from the writing community… Continue reading #MondayBlogs: What the writing community used to be

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ARC Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Author: Clare Mackintosh Source: eARC via NetGalley Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 03 May 2016 Rating: 4/5 Stars Summary: On a rainy afternoon, a mother's life is shattered as her son slips from her grip and runs into the street . . . I Let You Go follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a ramshackle cottage on the remote Welsh… Continue reading ARC Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

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#WritingWednesday: Post launch blues

I debuted yesterday. If you count a self-published novel a debut, which I do. I put handwork, tears, blood, and money into making sure this book was the best it could be before I sent it out into the world. I set up a support system as best I could. I did the best I could… Continue reading #WritingWednesday: Post launch blues

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Without Benefits launch day!

The day is finally here. It's both way too early and way too late. I wanted this book out years ago and I know I could spend years on it. But I needed to let it go. I needed to take a deep breath, hit submit, and let the chips fall where they may. That's… Continue reading Without Benefits launch day!