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It’s almost time for Criminal Negligence!

No, I’m not talking about committing a crime.¬† ūüėÄ Criminal Negligence is book two in the Sydney Valentine Mystery series and will be available on Amazon on October 10th.¬† Currently, it’s available for pre-order. If you’re also a¬† subscriber to … Continue reading

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SEE NO EVIL gets a new cover!

I had a new cover created for my short story, See No Evil. Thank you, Deborah, of Tugboat Design! Even though it’s a short story, I still¬†wanted it to coordinate with The Protector cover. As much as I enjoy creating … Continue reading

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Murder at the Maples is now FREE on Kindle

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You’d better not be getting fed up with Flora Lively news because I’ve got one more great bit of news today – to celebrate the release of the audiobook, the Kindle edition of ¬†Murder at…

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Is your book’s main character YOU?

“Is Sydney Valentine you?” I’ve been asked that question several times. I imagine that if the main character is of the same gender as the writer, that might be the assumption with some readers. I think most writers would say … Continue reading

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The Protector ebook is FREE today on Amazon!

Get The Protector ebook¬†on Amazon! When the body of a social worker is found on the stairway inside the building where she works, a mouthful of Scrabble letters tells Detective Valentine that this is not a random killing. And it‚Äôs … Continue reading

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e-Book Cover Design Awards for June 2014

I recently entered Joel Friedlander’s e-Book Cover Design Awards contest.¬†I didn’t win, but I received feedback, which I agree with.¬† What do you think?¬† Agree or disagree?

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Editing, cleaning, and the simplicity of layers

Earlier this week, my eight-year-old¬†daughter and I discussed the lack of¬†cleaning in her bedroom.¬†She usually comes up with an excuse.¬†The most recent, which was probably the most believable I’ve heard lately, was “I don’t know where to start.” She grabbed … Continue reading

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