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Happy Birthday Bookclub of One!

It’s hard to believe, but I have been blogging here for 2 years. Starting the blog was a big step forward in my life. I was just coming out of a tough place professionally. I had taken control of my career again and started re-focusing on what the second half of my life would beRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Lydia

Lydia Bennet is one of the most iconic silly-girls in all of literature. I imagine she could fit so many roles in modern romance stories. It is Lydia who, in spite of her life altering mistakes, makes it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to finally come together.  My Lydia is a little different.  For me,Read more

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Modern Persuasion, Emma, and Book Tours

Publishers and editors typically have nothing to do with book tours. I learned this as I asked authors, publicists, and publishers during my research for Modern Persuasion. Can you imagine how frustrated I was when I learned this? It put me in a small tail spin because, since I had quickly written my first draft,Read more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Is NaNoWriMo Helping or Hurting My Writing?

Even though we are well into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, I am spreading my attention between three projects.  First, I am helping people discover Modern Persuasion.  It takes time to do promotion and marketing.  Second, I am editing Phi Alpha Pi (book 2).  Third, I am writing book 3’s 3rd draft.  My goal has been toRead more

Pinterest Board of the Month

Pinterest Board of the Month: Cuppa Tea

Today I am sharing the monthly Pinterest board from my account.  It’s all related to tea and it’s role in Modern Persuasion! Actually, I called the board “Cup cup cup cup tea tea tea tea.” It’s the chant that Emma (and Fredrick) keep saying. It’s originally from My Fair Lady.  As a tea drinker myself,Read more

Do You Know Wikipedia

Do You Know Wikipedia: Talk Pages

The one thing I am often surprised that people don’t notice on Wikipedia is the conversation around editing.  Wikipedia is a public platform, that means every conversation happens on a public forum.  When it comes to developing entries, that forum is the Talk page.  I often wonder if its because people are using tablets andRead more

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Changes on Tumblr!

I made some Tumblr changes! WHAT? WHY? HOW? WHEN? The last two questions really don’t matter.  I have some content that doesn’t really belong here on this blog, but it doesn’t belong on my webpage.  They are primarily my Stupid Haikus and some future, visual content.  I have revamped my Tumblr page to be theRead more

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I Promised You All A Short Story

A few weeks ago, before I knew how quickly it could happen, I promised everyone that, if I got 100 people to add Modern Persuasion to their GoodReads TBR list, I’d release a pair of short stories I wrote for Modern Persuasion. Well, thanks primarily to running a giveaway on GoodReads, it happened this pastRead more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi: Meet Marie

I hope you have been enjoying your chance to meet the characters of Phi Alpha Pi!  We are two sister in and we continue today with Marie, who was Mary in the original.  The two Marys from Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice are very unappreciated, even today.  First, why did I change her name?  ForRead more

Do You Know Wikipedia

Do You Know Wikipedia: Categories and Projects

I know, there are a ton of things you don’t know about Wikipedia.  For most people, especially those who only view Wikipedia on the app, you miss a ton of features designed to help organize, manage, and make entries discoverable.  I am going to do a short series of entries focusing on those features youRead more