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Cover Reveal: Lara Whatley’s Frozen Flames

Hi, bookworms! My friend Lara Whatley is revealing the cover for Frozen Flames today. Check out the blurb for this intriguing YA sci-fi/fantasy set in Toronto. Blurb: Lexi would give anything to have those minutes back—the minutes when she’d stood inside the fence, waiting for the clock to tick down on that stupid dare. If
Category: Book Buzz

Five Minute Friday: Safe

Happy Friday! This is the day writers write for five minutes on one word, unscripted, then share their posts here. Whether you’re a veteran at this blogging thing, or writing your very first post today, all are welcome to join this warm and caring community. Today’s word: safe We’re six weeks in to 2017 and there’s
Category: Five Minute Friday

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog Post…

Hi, friends! I did not participate in Five Minute Friday today because: A. We are traveling back from Great Wolf Lodge and I’m so water-logged and exhausted I can barely speak in coherent sentences. And also… B. Harlequin invited me to share my Call Story over at So You Think You Can Write. #yesplease! I’ve
Category: Adventures of a Debut Author

Five Minute Friday: Control

Happy Friday! Today we write, for five minutes–unscripted–on one word. This is a warm and welcoming community, so feel free to jump in and join us. There’s a lot of talented writers linking up their blog posts and I’m often moved by what they write. Click here for more details. Ready…set…go! When I saw today’s
Category: Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday: Refine

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky That quote always irked me a little. Sure, the Gretzky’s and the Jordan’s of this world can spout off pithy bits of inspirational wisdom like that. Look at all they’ve accomplished? We expect them to be awesome. Because they’ve proven their ability throughout their
Category: Five Minute Friday

My One Word for 2017

Happy New Year! My first post of 2017 is all about one word, steadfast. The dictionary defines steadfast as ‘fixed in direction; steadily directed; firm in purpose, resolution, faith; firmly fixed in place or direction; unwavering’. I like to set measurable, specific, action-oriented goals each year rather than resolutions. Choosing one word that functions as
Category: Uncategorized

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

Happy Christmas week! I hope your last-minute preparations are going smoothly. I’m linking up with the ladies over at The Broke and The Bookish today, and sharing 10 books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under the tree this year. I love giving and receiving books for Christmas, don’t you? When the chaos and excitement of
Category: The Ten on Tuesdays

Misadventures of a Control Freak

It’s the last day of November. Only a few more wakeups and we can put 2016 behind us. My thoughts on this flip back and forth between ‘ecstatic’ and ‘so-not-fair’. A low level of anxiety hums through my daily life. Occasionally it crests, threatening to erupt into hysterics that would give most toddlers a run
Category: Wrangling Words

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Sign

This sign from somewhere in New Mexico makes me laugh. How appropriate for today’s post. I don’t know much about these towns. Never been to New Mexico. But I can certainly relate to a “T” in the road. My response to this photo depends on my circumstances. Some days I see an opportunity for a
Category: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes | Weekend

Whew. I’m fading fast on this write 31 days challenge. How about ‘write 17 out of 31 days’ ?? Or ‘write when you can find a spare minute to breathe’ ? Now I know why challenge participants work ahead. Note to self: a 31 day challenge might be more enjoyable with some advance preparation. {remind
Category: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes