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FIRST CHAPTERS: Cats’ Eyes

Cats’ Eyes was the first book I wrote in the Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery Series. I knew it was going to be a series right from the start. Lynley had to have more than one adventure, and her varying … Continue reading

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BOOK LAUNCH LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!

Six days! Ghost Cat of Ocean Cove launches in a mere, little six days! Print books are ordered and the ebook downloaded, ready to jump into your Kindle August 17th. I wish I could be with you in person! I … Continue reading

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CYN LEY AND HER “UNPREDICTIBLE” STORIES: INTERVIEW

“You need to have Life to write. It’s the difference between brushing the surface and knowing something in your soul.”  Today I have the pleasure of interviewing versatile author Cyn Ley. Cyn takes much of her inspiration from the part … Continue reading

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8 WAYS TO SUPPORT A BOOK LAUNCH WITHOUT ACTUALLY GOING

This year there will be no in-person book launch at a cozy, independent bookstore with friends, family, and fans gathered around. No cat-face cupcakes or champagne (or grape juice) shared. This year, my new book will come out only virtually. … Continue reading

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CAT CONUNDRUM – 10 FACTS AND FANCIES

It always amazes me when I write a book how many details come into play. To create a full story, I draw on my own experiences as well as do research on things beyond my personal realm. Here are a … Continue reading

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BLURBS, THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE

  I would rather write a four-hundred-page manuscript than a book blurb. Attempting to boil the complex intricacies of a book into a few choice sentences seems an impossible chore, and for a long time, I treated it as such. … Continue reading

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CAT CONUNDRUM COVER REVEAL, PHASE 4 – Here it is!

I can’t wait a moment longer! There you have it, the beautiful cover for the 7th Crazy Cat Lady Cozy Mystery, Cat Conundrum. Do you love it? I love it! I love Leslie’s use of color and texture to tell … Continue reading

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Zooming with Heather Haven, Reblogged from Ladies of Mystery

Thanks, Heather, for putting into words the trials and tribulation we writers are facing this year. Who would have thought? Reblogged from Ladies of Mystery If anyone had said to me six-months ago a large part of being an author … Continue reading

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#6: Advice to New Writers: Run Away Screaming, by Joyce Reynolds-Ward

This is the sixth and final installment of the six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association.  NIWA serves Pacific Northwest writers working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing and marketing. Advice to New Writers: Run Away … Continue reading

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#5: Writing Essentials: Organizing Your Approach to Sales, by Suzanne Hagelin

This is Suzanne Hagelin’s fifth post in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association. NIWA serves Pacific Northwest writers working to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing. Are there people who love sales? … Continue reading

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