Hiking Trip Part Three – Camp

Hiking Trip Part Three – Camp

Hiking Trip Part Three – Camp

So, I left you last time standing atop The Hill, vowing to conquer it one day with a full pack. I really mean that, too. and have taken steps to facilitate a return attack next year. But we went on to camp from there over a few more streams and finally around the bend to where the tent got pitched and the fire built. My partners, Rambo and Bucko,   wouldn’t let me do much. They have a process, they said. They put up the tent first, then built a fire in a fire-pit that I believe was created on a

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Madness : The Whiteboard, Part Twelve

Madness : The Whiteboard, Part Twelve

The Whiteboard part eleven can be found HERE Welcome friends and fans! I am about to dump part twelve down here, but first, I found several typos in part eleven. I fixed them (what I saw) and wondered why you guys didn’t blast me about them. Don’t ever fear telling me I made mistakes. I sometimes write this blog very early in the morning and yes, my brain is not awake yet. So, let me know when you find issues. Okay, so here ya go…and yes, there is an END to this — MADNESS! The Whiteboard, part 12 © by

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In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

What goes on in this story that makes someone want to read it – and other “shadows” that authors think about as they design cover art and write blurbs. Ever experience a time in your writing life when you stare at the screen absently and mutter to yourself, “What now?”  And this is not some mental block that keeps you from writing. Oh no. It’s more like the inescapable time when you have to consider what will work for your cover art, and what won’t, and you are stricken with a lack of ideas for blurbs. My hubby, who is a

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Teaser Tuesday, YA Romance

Teaser Tuesday, YA Romance

Teaser Tuesday, just for you guys! This is a story I am currently working on and I know you will love it. It’s ROMANCE and I have planned a late fall release of it for the Christmas season!  You can get another free teaser for signing up for my newsletter. Just click the link on the banner at the top of the page. Puppy Love, a YA romance teaser The December wind crept through the windows of the rattling school bus, and the frail heater located in front by the driver did nothing to dispel it.           Traci Cooper sighed.

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Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

I FEEL YOU-I need a strategy Some days, I feel like I am in over my head—pushing to make my ability to write sync up with my former and present success, while still working a full-time job, creating time for exercise, and my husband and family, and spending time with other writers. For years, it has been a struggle to stop the insanity. My multi-tasking-ever-busy-lifestyle has been the reason my health took a backseat and why I have not seen some of my best friends in far too many years. I need a strategy. As I am contemplating the end of

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