Monthly Archives: January 2014

Resolution Wrap Up and New Goals

Here’s my quarterly update for Q4 2014: Lose 35 lbs and keep it off.–Since last December 2012, I lost and kept off  a total of 10 lbs. Exercise 4-5 days per week.–I’ve been working out almost daily in December and … Continue reading

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Double Dip Release and Recent Reads

My Killer Nashville conference buddy, Gretchen Archer, is releasing her second book in the Davis Way Crime Caper tomorrow. So I’m squeezing one more review in this month. I read the awesome ARC and wanted to blog about it close … Continue reading

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Arisia, Beef Stew, and Revision Tips

Last weekend, Mom, Aunt Sue, and I drove to Boston for a 22 hour visit. We encountered an unpredicted winter weather advisory where the speed limit went from 65 to 40. At first, the snow blew in confetti pieces, which … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends of the Almost New Year

Guest Posts Sorry for all the guest posts I’ve done on other blogs this month. They were scheduled to be more spaced out, but with the holidays everyone posted them in January. Book Reviews I’ve been trying to read more … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Six Train Q&A on Kayti’s Blog

Today, I’m over on Kayti’s blog for a Q&A. Kayti reviewed Six Train for Readers’ Favorites and gave it 5 stars. Then she reached out to me to do an interview on her blog, KNR Writes.  I am sharing my writing schedule and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Four Things A Good Query Does

I’m guest blogging over at the Third Story Writers Guild. They are a fabulous group of writers who live in the Butternut/Park Falls area of Wisconsin. They hosted me for an author talk when I visited Butternut last summer. I’m … Continue reading

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Blog Break Experiment

The blog break yielded unexpected results. I read more novels. I focused more on my outline of Six Train’s sequel (it’s 60 pages and a scene by scene outline).  I worked on two workshops for January. So yay to productivity … Continue reading

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