The Pooter Gremlin

I know it has been a few days since I blogged. Some of you might have been wondering if I survived the onslaught of male teenagers that invaded my home over the weekend. Somehow, I managed to live through it. Watching teenage gremlins interact is perplexing at times. There’s just a big part of me […]

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Roaring Women

The world is always changing folks, but sometimes, there are people who do not change with it. It isn’t always a bad thing. I personally think we are entitled to our beliefs, our thoughts and our feelings as long as we are not leaving a wake of damaged souls behind us. I was raised to […]

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Aspiring Author Tools

This is going to be a super short post, but I wanted to put it out there for those of you that are clicking away on your keyboards as you put the stories running rampant in your mind on a Word document. When you get the point to where you are ready to query agents, […]

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He Said, She Said – Say What?!

I’m currently trekking through outlining my next novel, and if you’re like me, you spend time in-between that studying the written word. I read various types of books – fiction, non-fiction, young adult, middle-grade, romance – I’m not prejudice. I recently picked up one of my son’s favorite books – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s […]

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Story Engineering

Tomorrow I will have the house to myself. Say what?! No husband to interrupt your random story plotting? No kids pelting the dog’s toy at each other’s head? I know, right? How’d I get so lucky? I feel like there has been some kind of divine intervention. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family. […]

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Brainstorming & Plot Structure

I’m getting ready to start organizing my thoughts on a new story before I ever start writing my manuscript. I had an idea a few months ago as I was traveling to some pretty cool places when I was on vacation, and if you’re a fellow writer like myself, you might have a tendency to […]

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Ashyer Black – Query Letter

I’ve been pretty quiet when it comes to putting my query letter out there for people to review and see. Of course, I’m not counting any family or friends who read through it, helped edit it, and all that jazz. I love them, and I appreciate their advice, but I think they’re a little partial […]

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This Crazy Thing Called Life

It’s crazy how much can change in your life in less than sixty days. My career is going in a slightly different direction, and I am excited to hang up my ramblin’ high heels for a while when it comes to traveling for work. Now, during my vacation time, I will most likely be ramblin’ […]

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Caffeine, Anyone?

            There have been several mornings, and even more nights, that I wish I liked coffee. Then I could stand in line at a Starbucks before the break of dawn instead of lumbering through the airport like a semi-business-like zombie woman. But, in all honesty, I hate that stuff. Can’t stand coffee – vomited a […]

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