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Losing the Safety Net – Part Two

Confession time: A few weeks ago, when I discussed writing without the safety net of a publisher or agent, I naively believed that my stay in limbo land would be a short one. That I would sign with a new … Continue reading

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Losing the Safety Net

I cut ties with a lot of things during 2020. RWA, my local writing chapter, my publisher and my agent are all in my rearview mirror. As a result, I find myself approaching 2021 like a bird with brand new … Continue reading

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Resiliency

I started reading poetry recently as a way of improving my creative language skills. There is a rhythm and lyricism to poems that I would like to transfer to my writing. What I’m finding is that a) poetry is damn … Continue reading

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Reading Round Up for November

I didn’t do as much reading in November as I have in past months.  I’m not entirely sure why.  Reading fatigue maybe?  However, I did read a few titles that I thought I’d share. THE YELLOW WIFE by Sadeqa Johnson: … Continue reading

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October Reading Roundup

I didn’t do as much reading last month as I wanted, largely because Captain Pete and I were on a bit of a Star Trek movie binge, but I did squeeze in a few titles. Most of these books are … Continue reading

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Barb’s Book Recommendations for September 2020

There are two big advantages to working part time in a bookstore.  One is being able to purchase new releases as soon they are published (and at a discount!).  The other is having access to a Netgalley Account.  This means … Continue reading

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The Wait is Over! Backyards Have Bodies Is Here!

Do you hear that noise? It’s the sound of me cheering (and maybe sighing in relief as well).  Backyards Have Bodies, the long-awaited sequel to The Suburbs Have Secrets is live and for sale on all platforms. Backyards Have Bodies … Continue reading

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Having a Posse Will Help You Live Longer

As many of you know, I walk for an hour every morning before work.  To make the time go by faster, I listen to podcasts.  Frequently, I listen to true crime, because nothing gets the blood pumping like an unsolved … Continue reading

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Can You Help a Girl Out?

  BookBub is a free reader service that provides readers with book recommendations, news about price discounts, and updates from favorite authors.   It’s actually a pretty cool way to discover new authors.  Think of it like Goodreads, but will … Continue reading

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Summer Time Blues (Pandemic Version)

It’s July 7th.  Normally, around this time I am shopping and gearing up for the RWA Annual Conference, a  week-long party an industry business and networking event for romance writers.  I love this week because it’s often my only chance to … Continue reading

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