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Too Many Books?

I’m serious. I’m moving in a couple months, going from a three-bedroom to a one-bedroom (with no garage). I’m not really worried about losing the square footage. Three years ago, when I moved from Idaho to Oregon, I only had … Continue reading

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Wow Factor: Dreams & Goals for the Long Haul

A writer I much admire, Dean Wesley Smith, wrote an inspirational blog recently about dreams and goals (you can read it here), and it got me thinking. He just finished a year of writing (and publishing as part of his … Continue reading

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Feed the Muse

Every once in a while (and thankfully, it doesn’t happen often), I start feeling a little like a hamster in a cage– running forward as fast as I can, but not going anywhere. The last few weeks, I’ve been in … Continue reading

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Joy of Books

As a full-time neo-pro writer, I live by the frugalista credo, which essentially states DON’T SPEND ANY MONEY.  That said, my idea of a shopping spree is a trip to the grocery store to buy detergent.  So imagine my delight … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: DESTINY BLUES

For those of you who have been with me a while, one of my early urban fantasy novels (working title FATE) is about to be published.  I just got a proof of the hard copy, and I confess I got … Continue reading

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The Inordinate Joy of Organizing 6 Boxes of Books

I would not say I have too many books.  Rather, I prefer to day I do not have enough shelves for my books.  In my old house, I had plenty of storage space, and I kept most of my books … Continue reading

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