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BLURBS, THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE

  I would rather write a four-hundred-page manuscript than a book blurb. Attempting to boil the complex intricacies of a book into a few choice sentences seems an impossible chore, and for a long time, I treated it as such. … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING SUMMER WITH A BIG BOOK SALE

  Are you ready for some GOOD news? I have reduced the price of all my ebooks! All Kindle versions of my books are now $2.99 or less on Amazon*. There are many reasons why I decided to make this … Continue reading

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#6: Advice to New Writers: Run Away Screaming, by Joyce Reynolds-Ward

This is the sixth and final installment of the six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association.  NIWA serves Pacific Northwest writers working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing and marketing. Advice to New Writers: Run Away … Continue reading

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PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP Kindle Countdown Deal ONE DAY LEFT!!

Time flies! Only one day left to get in on the PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP Kindle countdown deal. (Deal ends tomorrow, Saturday February 22.) Thanks to all who have taken advantage of the deal so far. Please write a review … Continue reading

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PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP Kindle Countdown Deal Now!

  Yes, this is a promotional blog, but if I don’t tell you what’s happening, however will you know? For the next week, (02/15/2020-02/22/2020) I’m running a Kindle Countdown Deal for PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, my standalone mystery that takes place in … Continue reading

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FICTION WRITING Part 1: CAPTURING THE FICTIONAL WORLD

  As most of you know, I write the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. I write every day; never have writers’ block; … Continue reading

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A BOOK, A LAUNCH, AND A CAT CONVENTION!

One week! Cosmic Cat launches in one week! I’m excited, not just because I’m bringing a new book out into the light, but also because it will be launching from a particularly thrilling venue, Pop Cats Portland-Cat, Pop, and Art … Continue reading

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CAT SUMMER RELEASE – TODAY’S THE DAY!

  TA DA! CAT SUMMER LAUNCHES TODAY! This is a very special launch for me. Though I’ve published other books, this is the first in the sci-fantasy genre. There is something special about sci-fi, at least for me, and to … Continue reading

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SUMMER/WINTER SALE, ALL MY BOOKS, ALL JULY!

Announcing the 11th annual Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale! July 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019 For the month of July, my entire catalog of ebooks will be discounted  to 50% off the regular price! This is  a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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CWA CONFERENCE- I’M ON MY WAY!

In a little less than twenty-four hours, I board a plane for St. Louis and the 25th Annual Cat Writers’ Association Conference. This will be the third year I’ve attended, and in spite of my usual introvert anxiety about going … Continue reading

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