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Remembering our heroes through writing - An excerpt from "The Dark Tides"

This past weekend, we celebrated Memorial Day in the U.S., honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. As a veteran myself, I try to honor my fellow military service members in my writing. 1,129 more words

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Frustration is the bane of all independent authors!

I realize the headline is a bit of a bold statement, but it’s something I’ve experienced quite a lot since I started writing and marketing my novels. 515 more words

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The first time they met - An excerpt from "Forever Avalon"

This week, I’ll be signing copies of The Dark Tides at my first book signing at Barnes and Noble in Easton, Penn., on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 pm. 994 more words

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Writer's Block and, uh, well ... How to get past it as quickly as possible, nor not!

I’ve been sitting here for the past five minutes, trying to figure out what to write my next blog about, but I hit a wall. Writer’s block can be a royal pain in the … Wait a minute, that’s it! 580 more words

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Adding faith and religion to novels without preaching to the choir

I want to start out by saying that this blog post is not meant to demean or insult anyone’s faith or religion, quite the opposite. I want to talk about how I incorporated my faith and religious beliefs in my novels as a writer. 497 more words

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The great search for what to write about, better known as "Research Hell"

As both an instructor at the Defense Information School (DINFOS Trained Killer!) and a guest speaker to high school students about writing, I always stress one thing above all … RESEARCH! 400 more words

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