Monthly Archives: May 2013

So you want to be a writer!? Part One: The long road to getting Published.

My first book, Joshua’s Tree (Book One–Joshua’s Tree Trilogy, June 28,2013–Muse It Up Publishing, … there I’ve said it, stay with me) is the end and a new beginning of my personal experiment in becoming a writer. As I … Continue reading


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Run, don’t walk, to listen to Inside Creative Writing

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
If you’d like, you can listen to this post. I am a writer, but I am not yet the writer I want to be. I have had very little in…

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Why Read (or reread) the Classics

Lately most of the books I have read are dusty old novels who’s copy writes have long expired. Many of these books I read when I was a kid, but about six months ago I decided to read them again. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

This is the gift my two children and I made for Mom this Mother’s Day. We picked flowers across the mountains of Southern CA (see pics of the flowers below in earlier posts) and dried them by pressing them between … Continue reading

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Spring in Southern California

Had to share a few more pics of springtime flowers. Enjoy!

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No, E-book Sales Are Not Declining–Reblog from Nathan Bransford

This is a topic I’ve been following for quite a while and thought that Nathan Bransford (talented author, former agent with Curtis Brown, and now the social media manager at CNET) did a great job of summing up the current … Continue reading

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The smartphone – a memory killer?

Sad truth–and funny!

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New York Times Best Selling Author Brenda Novak’s Auction for Diabetes Research

My wonderful publisher, MuseItUp, has teamed up with NYT Best Selling Author Brenda Novak to raise money for diabetes research. Below is the blurb from the auction: “The auction is now LIVE!! Welcome and thank you for joining the … Continue reading

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“A Short History of Nearly Everything”–My favorite nonfiction book

“A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson is my all time favorite nonfiction book. In 544 pages (including notes, index, and bibliography) he does a pretty darn good job of living up to the promise made by the … Continue reading

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