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A Namaste Revelation

March 20, 2017 by in category A Bit of Magic tagged as , , , , , ,

I spent a couple of post retirement years writing full time and I had a blast. 5 books on parenting and 4 of my first fiction series – The Witches Of The New Moon Beach later, I felt fulfilled. However, I never anticipated how quickly I would gain weight and at the same time stiffen […]

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Self-Publishing 101 for the Dazed and Confused

March 18, 2017 by in category It's Worth It, Writing: It's a Business tagged as , , , , ,

You’ve been hearing about self-publishing for a long time now. You may have heard the stories of wild financial success, or stories of massive amounts of work with virtually no sales. Perhaps you’re feeling a bit dazed about all the steps involved. Maybe you’re interested in becoming an indie author, but you’re confused about where […]

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The Fun of Research: #Travel & California Gold Country @LyndiLamont

March 16, 2017 by in category Research, The Romance Journey, Writing tagged as , , , , , , ,

One of the most enjoyable parts of researching a new book is when I get to travel to the location where the book is set. That’s the case with my latest release, Lily and the Gambler, a Western historical romance set in California’s Gold Country. Western romance is popular again right now, but most of […]

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How I Got Bit In The Butt And Survived!

February 20, 2017 by in category A Bit of Magic, Writing, Writing: It's a Business tagged as , , ,

  This past year I authored my first fiction series, The Witches Of New Moon Beach. Like all new authors, I was totally excited to share what I had written and couldn’t wait to see my books posted up on Amazon. I had such a blast writing the series and had fallen in love with […]

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Character Flaw(less)

February 16, 2017 by in category The Write Life tagged as ,

  Recently we celebrate my oldest son and my husband’s birthdays. They are a day apart, much to the chagrin of my husband. Thirty-two years ago he brought home the biggest, spiciest burrito he could find in the hopes of jumpstarting labor so that our son would share his birthday. Needless to say, the burrito […]

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How Mercy Street on PBS reminded me why I write romance by Jina Bacarr

February 11, 2017 by in category Jina’s Book Chat tagged as , , , , , , , , ,

It’s been a rough week. Make that year. A lot of stuff going on in my life that sometimes makes me crumble in a heap and ask myself why I keep going. But I do. Because I like I what I do. Writing. Some days I love it, other days . . . well, you […]

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Planning Your 2017 Calendar by Kitty Bucholtz

February 10, 2017 by in category It's Worth It, Writing: It's a Business tagged as , , ,

I teach a time management class called Going the Distance, and one of the major things we do after we write out our Goals Master List (read about it here from last month) is to get out the calendar and start crossing out all the days that you know you can’t work. Plan For What You REALLY Can […]

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