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Olympic Fever + Nick Foles = Motivation for Days

I have Olympic Fever. It all started when NBC launched that A.B.F.T.T.B commercial with the Olympic skier. Then I just had to watch The Cutting Edge, because it was right there on my television, which led to reading Karen Chen and Scot Hamilton’s inspirational interview in last Sunday’s Parade magazine…which made me create this meme
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One Word 2018 | Anctipate

We’re careening into the final hours of 2017. I suppose every year has it’s highs and lows, and when we self-reflect, our analysis is a matter of perspective. This year, though. Wowza. Quite frankly, I’m not sorry to see it go. Personally, professionally, culturally…it’s been a doozy. I’m super excited to wake up to a
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2017 ACFW Conference Mix & Mingle

It’s that time of year again… Soon hundreds of fiction writers and publishing industry professionals will arrive in Dallas for four days of fun! We focus on professional growth and development, networking, and connecting/re-connecting with our writer friends. In the spirit of getting to know one another and gearing up for the conference, author Laurie
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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
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Big News!

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve signed with literary agent Jessica Kirkland of The Blythe Daniel Agency. Woot! Woot! Meeting with a literary agent has been a goal of mine for quite some time, yet I was uncertain about how and when to actively pursue this phase of my writing career. If you’re not familiar with
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What I Learned in 2015

On this last day of the year, I’m taking a moment to look back on the previous twelve months and share what I’ve learned. Emily P Freeman hosts this themed post every month and she invites us to share our thoughts and link our posts here. People like pictures of selfies. The hashtag #mybestnine is trending
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Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your support and encouragement this year. I’m grateful. This writing gig wouldn’t be much fun without readers to share my work with. See you back here in January for exciting announcements about my upcoming releases, new cover reveals and fun interviews with some of my favorite authors.  
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Happy Thanksgiving

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” This quote by G.K. Chesterton gives me much to ponder on this Wednesday evening, hours before we gather around the table with family and friends who feel like family. Happy Thanksgiving to you, friend. May your
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Five Minute Friday: Weary

Photo credit: Paul Garaizar via Unsplash  Outrage over a red cup. A disposable cup, by the way. Merely a vessel for infusing our system with our much-coveted, exorbitantly priced caffeinated beverages. A viral backlash in response to the outrage over said cup. Another video rant about fellow parents’ egregious acts in the school carpool line.
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Taking the Periscope Challenge: Day 1

This October, I’m taking the #Periscopewithpurpose challenge and broadcasting a new ‘scope’ every day for 31 days. Never heard of Periscope? Yeah, me either. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn a new social media platform. Or die of embarrassment. Just kidding. Kind of. If you’re feeling bold and courageous, here’s the link providing
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