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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

Hey, cozy mystery lovers! Joanne Phillips is offering her book, MURDER at the MAPLES, FREE from today until Monday on Amazon. It’s a cozy romance-mystery. This is the first book in the Flora Lively series. Go get it! I did. … Continue reading

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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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