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In case any of my friends or family members actually read this Blog, please consider all Names, Characters, Places and Incidents to be the product of the author's imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales are entirely COINCIDENTAL...Muaaah!! Now, really, about me: I bring the crazy wherever I go, so I've been told...I make fun of myself more than anyone else ever could. I hate: the awkward silence in elevators, watches with no numbers, picky eaters, Cancer and legalism. I love: coffee, stalking Hugh Jackman, my Spanx, COMMENTS, sarcasm and writing: Middle Grade, NA, YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Flesh Eating Zombies and Evil Ex-girlfriends Cover Reveal

Today, I am so excited to be a part of a very special cover reveal- Flesh Eating Zombies and Evil Ex-girlfriends authored by my supremely awesome friend, Miss Rachel Schieffelbein. Check out the cover below:

Isn't this cover so sick? I love it!!

OK, most of you know already that I am too big of a chicken to usually read anything even remotely related to Flesh Eating Zombies but I have to tell you, for my girl Rachel, I decided to make an exception. And man am I glad I did, because this is a wicked, twisted story and I totally loved it!! Here's the blurb:

Erwin is in hell--- Locked in his high school with his ex-girlfriend, her new pain-in-the-ass boyfriend, and a handful of others while zombies claw at the doors trying to fight their way in. The bright light in the dark is Sylvia, whose strength helps hold Erwin together when everything is falling apart. When they realize the school is no longer safe, Erwin is determined to keep the group together and get them all to safety. But he can’t save everyone. 


Release day is September 17th. Don't forget to add it to your Goodreads list!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Unclean"


It's the first Wednesday of the month, and you know the drill. This is the day set aside for insecure writers across the blog-o-sphere to share all of our individual experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. I can't say enough about this group or how encouraging they are to me. Reading and sharing our thoughts here once a month has made a tremendous impact on my writing life. If you are interested in finding out more, you can visit the Insecure Writer's Support Group Facebook page, or click here- on Alex J. Cavanaugh's site to sign up.

A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter came running up to me, a hot little mess of  boogers and tears.  I couldn't imagine what was wrong, because I had only checked on her a couple of minutes beforehand, and she was right as rain, sitting on her bed, listening to music and reading her bible. What the heck could have happened? I was shocked when she started wailing, "I'm unclean!" She was pointing to the place in scripture where it says, "Listen and understand. What goes into a man's mouth doesn't make him unclean, but what comes out of his mouth is what makes him unclean."  

My poor kid took those words straight to heart and couldn't get beyond them. I was torn between bursting out laughing or wailing right along with her.  You see, I had come to the same conclusion about myself.  I am an "unclean" writer. Yes, I've studied grammar and sentence structure. I have also read many books and taken extra writing classes to improve. But no matter what I do, I always, always, seem to screw up my tenses and/or throw in about fifty unnecessary commas. What's wrong with me? Am I too caught up in plot and climbing inside my characters' heads to focus on the details or is it because my mind is too thick to fully grasp all the rules? It doesn't matter, cause either way, I'm still stuck in the same wretched state, "unclean".

What about you? Do your CPs fantasize about bashing you over the head with an English text book? How many times can you edit your work before your eyes cross and your head splits open?  Any suggestions on how I can improve?