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Who is Jord?

I've begun my next series, Women of Eden, and the first female lead is Jord Sheafson. Anyone who's read my Everyday Goddesses series has already met Jord. She's Miko's friend, and a house preservationist, who takes classic homes and restores them to their former...

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The end of a series

I completed the first draft of Sweetwater Stables yesterday and although there's plenty of work yet to do, it's bittersweet. Hina's story is the last in the original eight goddesses stories I embarked on last year. I've come to love these women and don't want to leave...

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Times they are a changin’

I'm ready to shift tracks and head in a new direction, hopping aboard the marketing train, bound and determined to improve my skills. I've contacted another person to build a new website and maintain it so my newly published books will make it to the page and I'm...

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Stepping back into normal

With both shots behind me, I'm stepping out again and it feels good. The weather hasn't exactly been cooperating, but today it's sunny and spring like. I have the windows open and can hear the sounds of lawn mowers, paving trucks, and birds chirping. Oh, and we had a...

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Hina Kalani…

Last week I described the process for developing a series and the characters who come to inhabit it. My current series, Everyday Goddesses, speaks to the aspects of goddess that exists in all of us; nurturer, warrior, justice seeker, storyteller, creator of life,...

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How well do I know my characters, you ask…

Better than I know myself at times. They become friends over time, and as with anyone you befriend in life, it takes time and attention to grow kinship. It takes interest, intent and curiosity. The relationship with my characters begins with the conception of an idea....

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Tuesday Tales

I've been listening to audio books for years now and I recently picked up Brian Wilson's autobiography. I listened to the Beach Boys back in the day, and he'd been maligned over the years and I wanted to hear his story. I didn't realize how much I'd like it. So much...

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Tuesday talk

Good morning all It's been a couple of Tuesdays since last I wrote. Being a history person, I've been totally consumed with history in the making. In fact, I've got some seeds germinating for my next series which I'll get to someday. I still have a couple more in my...

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Creativity is usually fueled by emotion

I was watching an episode of Finding Your Roots the other night, and Glenn Close was one of the people searching for her past. She made a comment about creativity that I took to heart. In her case it was fueled by anger and it made me ask myself what fueled my...

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Read and review anyone?

Marketing is key when trying to gain a following. It's been an uphill climb for me and in searching for the different avenues I can take, I enrolled my book in a service that asks readers for volunteers. So far, I've received dozens of emails of interested parties,...

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