Not Quite Astronomy 101

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For my latest young adult novel, I needed to give my heroine a hobby with some backstory. I’ve always had an affinity of all things celestial, and thought it would be fun to research, so I gave her, drumroll please… astronomy.  My first in-depth glimpse at the stars was in elementary school when we took […]

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Author Interview: B. L. Bates

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I’m pleased to welcome author B. L. Bates to TL’s DreamWorld.  Growing up reading speculative fiction, B. L. Bates received a BS in electrical engineering and worked for several years in the computer industry. When a head injury left her totally blind, she turned to writing speculative fiction to stay sane. With her youngest child […]

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A Book to Get Lost in: Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade

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I have a confession… this book is the very first YA digital book I’ve ever purchased.  Sure I’ve downloaded many a free book on the craft of writing and a few free romances that I have yet to ever open, but this is the first I’ve actually paid cold hard cash, errr charged to my […]

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A Book I Just Can’t Stop Thinking About

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My current WIP is a contemporary YA.  That said, I’m reading a lot of contemporary stuff of late.  I went to the library to pick up a couple books and stumbled across this amazingly brilliant book… Stay With Me by Paul Griffin.  The cover probably caught my eye or perhaps it was the title.  I […]

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Look What I Got for Christmas…

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The watchband on my Timex broke at the end of October.  Unfortunately, it’s one of those watchbands that require you to send it back to the manufacturer for repair.  I had to do that with my Nike watch and they  got it back to me super fast, but it’s an inconvenience nonetheless.  So my husband […]

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Thoughts about welcoming in 2013

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Yesterday we had a dreary January 1st.  It rained all day and not just a couple spots of drizzle, it was a steady rain that made you want to curl up with a good book beside the fire.  Or take a nap to sleep off the previous night’s revelry.  My family and I decided a […]

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12:12:12 – Once Century Symmetry

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Yesterday, I was typing the date and realized that today would be the once-in-a-lifetime kind of date:  12-12-12.  I think I like it better typed 12/12/12.  Anywhoo, I got to thinking…why wasn’t I as fascinated when we had 11/11/11 or 10/10/10?  My slight fascination started when I heard the story of Margie and Paul on […]

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Brit Artist of the Week – Discopolis

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While listening to BBC Radio Scotland for my daily dose of Scottish immersion, I heard a cool song that I think you’ll enjoy by Discopolis.  They are an “electro-indie” band that hails from Edinburgh.  Their latest song, “Zenithopia” was released earlier this month. What the heck does “zenithobia” mean?  I couldn’t find a definition, but […]

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The ever growing TBR pile

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Aye!  My TBR pile runneth over.  At the moment – it’s a bit overwhelming.  Here’s the stack of freebies from RWA. And here are two other piles that I haven’t gotten to yet.        That’s a total of thirty books!!  1.7333 books per week if I don’t add any more books to the pile for […]

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