10 Things is Here!

I try to be as generous as possible with what I know.  I want to help people avoid mistakes I made and problems I had when I began indie publishing.  I wrote so many long emails and posts on the subject that people suggested I write a book about it.  10 Things I Wish I’d Known…

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Don’t Look At This If You’re Hungry

I can’t help myself, folks.  I am a foodie.  It’s a toss-up if I enjoy eating food, cooking food, or learning about different foods the most.  If you read my Belizean Breezes – Impressions blog, you know I didn’t put any food photos there.  Why? I saved them all for this.  If your tummy is…

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Belizean Breezes – Impressions

Only three weeks have passed, but already I feel them fading.  Those Belizean breezes, gentle off the ocean, or roaring over the lagoon, or still as a statue.  Heat and humidity that should weigh a ton but instead brought a blanket of comfort.  People so friendly, they felt like friends from the first hello.  Food…

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A Conference AH-HA Moment

I’m sure you’ve had them.  Those moments when a concept examined on a regular basis morphs into a new framework shouldn’t be unusual.  It feels like being struck by a lightning bolt. I attended the Emerald City Writers Conference last weekend, an annual event sponsored by the Greater Seattle chapter of Romance Writers of America. …

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Catching Up to Overwhelm

(Please make sure you read to the end to take advantage of free giveaways and contest info.) Sometimes, I think taking a vacation should come with a label: WARNING:  Your week of bliss will be followed by weeks of mad scrambles to catch up on what you would have been doing if you hadn’t taken…

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Smoke and Mirrors

“Gorge smoke crept in through our bedroom windows last night. The stealthy intruder stole our breath and brought acid tears to our eyes.” That’s how I began a Facebook post on Saturday.  People complimented me on the great description, though I can’t claim the credit.  I give that to my sleep-deprived, coughing subconscious.  Smoke and…

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