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REVIEWING BOOKS

I personally feel it’s easier to write my books than it is to get reviews for them. So far, Guarding Genny has been out for nearly a month and, as you can see below, has only garnered 2 reviews. What’s interesting about that is I’ve been told by nearly everyone who has read it that they loved it.

For those who might not be aware, reviews are the lifeblood of indie authors like myself...

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FINALLY, It’s Published!!!

Guarding Genny, Book 1 in my new Breaking Free Series, is now available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.


 It’s been three years this month since I published a book. The last one was Green Skies, the final book in the Colors of Alaska Trilogy. I can’t believe how much time has gone by since then. My writing, like my life, has evolved considerably in the interim.
 
I now write i...

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2 Down & 2 To Go!!!

At last, Healing Hayley is finished. It took me awhile to finally complete it. Now it is out with my reviewers awaiting their feedback.

 As my writing has evolved, so has the genre in which I write. My first couple of books (Black Diamonds and Appalachian Gold) were primarily romance with a little bit of mythology/legend thrown in...

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GETTING TO THE HEART OF THINGS

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything lately – on my books, newsletter or even Facebook postings.

 My wife says she thinks I’m depressed. She’s probably right. She usually is.
 
Last December, while we were on our cruise from Los Angeles to Santiago, my heart went out of rhythm...

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Kindle eBook As A Christmas Gift

OK, OK, I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving (for all my US friends) and here I am talking about Christmas gifts. But, this may be the only newsletter you receive from me before Christmas and I wanted to talk about giving Kindle eBooks as gifts. 

Do you need a stocking stuffer or a gift for that special someone who is hard to buy for? Or, for my many expat friends, do you need a gift that is ea...

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

I thought I was going to spend today writing on my latest book, Healing Hayley. I mean I even dreamed last night about the next couple of chapters I want to write. But no, I didn’t write a single word on it today. I didn’t even read today, and I usually read 4-5 books per week.

Instead I took a trip down memory lane. Musically...

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Friends In Foreign Places

I mentioned earlier this year that I’ve decided I’m not a good blogger and probably never will be, and this also extends to my newsletter which I seem to have a hard time writing on a regular basis. I enjoy writing, but I can’t seem to motivate myself to write something every day, or, in the case of my newsletter, monthly, to an unseen audience...

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Overanalyzing What I Write

I know, I know. Two posts in two days. And as far as I know, August 2016 isn’t even a Blue Moon month.

I haven’t written much on my current series for nearly two months now, and I’ve been trying to figure out why that is.

I could plead that my calendar is filled with numerous other things to do and there are only so many hours in the day...

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Never Underestimate The Power You Possess To Help Another Human Being

Today is one of those bittersweet days that are periodically thrown onto the path of this journey we each take known as life.

I awoke to find a message that a friend of mine had succumbed to prostate cancer...

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RIP Pat Conroy

One of my all-time favorite authors, Pat Conroy, died yesterday. His books included The Great Santini, Prince of Tides, The Lords of Discipline, Beach Music, The Water is Wide, and My Losing Season.

I’ve read them all, most of them many times.

“The reason I write is to explain my life to myself,” Conroy said in a 1986 interview...

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