T-Minus 10 days

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and counting for the release of this much anticipated debut of the YA fantasy novel, Grey, by my fabulous friend Christi J. Whitney.  Didn’t the designers at HarperVoyager do an amazing job with this cover?!   I love the yellow and the red, and the aged look of the cracked stone. When you read this story, […]

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Free your Mind

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  I LOVE this quote I found it on a Yogi teabag.  And how true it is. During particularly challenging days at my non-writing job, I can just feel my creative brain cells shriveling.  When I log off of work, I usually try to take some time to decompress.  Oftentimes, I need a change of […]

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How Champions are Made

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Today is National Student Athlete Day.  A day to recognize student-athlete achievement both on and off the playing field.  For me, being a student-athlete was one of the best parts of my college experience.  Not only did I gain an instant family by being a part of Villanova’s track team, but it also helped me […]

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award–AKA Stuff About Me

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One of my writing buds, the awesome Christi J. Whitney, author of Grey (coming in April from HarperVoyager!!), tagged me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” Award. You can read Christi’s post and learn about what makes her so awesome here. The rules are simple: List seven things about yourself and then tag others to do […]

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Some authorly wisdom on writing to trends

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I hope all you beautiful people had the happiest of holidays.  Mine was spent with family and friends, eating tons of amazing food and totally spoiling my kids with gifts and attention.  Now it’s the new year and I’m feeling a renewed sense of writing energy.  One of the authors in my writing group has […]

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Quotable Thursday

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This one speaks for itself… Enjoy…   Do you have any quotes about happiness or staying positive?  I’d love for you to share!!  Be happy. < p align=”center”>– TL – […]

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Think of England

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by Bear’s Den off their debut album Islands. So I was listening to BBC Radio1 when Greg James, superbly awesome DJ extraordinaire plays this song that sounds a little like Snow Patrol and the Lumineers all wrapped into a neat little trio of British musical brilliance. Take a listen…   What do you think?  Please share!! And […]

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Graphic Organizing by this neurotic writer

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I’m a visual learner.  I need colorful graphs, charts, diagrams, and mind maps.  I’m weird because I like taking notes – it’s an excuse to break out pens in a variety of pretty colors.  And highlighters are my best friend when trying to remember something. When I started my first novel, I just sat down […]

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Rambling About: I Remember Running by Darcy Wakefield

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I Remember Running: The Year I Got Everything I Ever Wanted – and ALS by Darcy Wakefield My rating: 5 of 5 stars Let me start of by saying – ALS SUCKS. SUCK – SUCK – SUCK  – SUCKS!  (Yes, I’m yelling! It’s that bad!) Almost three years ago, my mother-in-law lost an incredibly short battle with […]

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Just looking at this makes me want to hurl

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Aaack!!  Why would a photo of pumpkin seeds make me want to hurl you ask? It all stems back to 6th grade.  I remember like it was yesterday… But before I get to the story, you have to understand something.  We didn’t celebrate holidays when I was a kid.  Yup – no Halloween, no Christmas, […]

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