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Reclaimed Haven: Murder on First — Chapter 6
Welcome! I always think of Mallard as an unsung hero. Plus, the more you get to know him, the more
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Reclaimed Haven: Murder on First — Chapter 5B
Ashley and Ned sat at the cafe booth. Silence enveloped them as they quietly waited for the waitress to appear.
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Reclaimed Haven: Murder on First — Chapter 5A
Welcome! I can’t wait for you to check out this newest chapter! Beth 🙂 Supreme Surprises The phone vibrated in
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Writing Children’s Books: Mark L. Redmond
Mark Redmond is the creator of the Arty Anderson Series. With lively characters, Redmond tackles thorny philosophical issues with a
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Murder on Third has hit the stores!
Whew. That was exciting. And exhausting. But I love, love, love this trilogy. Ashley’s grown near and dear to my
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Does Bestseller Status Mean Much?
I almost didn’t upload this one. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. But… (there’s always a “but,” right?) something
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Is Imperfect the New Perfect?
So… I lost my writing partner last year. Rudie, a beautiful Doxie Cross, was with me eleven beautiful years. She
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A Cover Reveal!
Reclaimed Haven: Murder on Second is thisclose to its release date. I just love the cover. The story’s even better.
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Authors and Facebook Messenger…
In today’s Notes from Minnesota, I yap about how an author contacted via Facebook Messenger asking me to order their
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Getting work, fees, and getting paid.
Today I answer a reader’s question: How does a writer find work, how do they know what to charge, and
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Las Vegas Adventures!
Las Vegas is odd. First, it’s unimaginably different than Kandiyohi. The traffic? Unbelievable. Constant noise. So. Many. People. Luckily many
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Regarding Your Starter Library…
Hey Book Lover! Sigh. I recently received word that MailerLite had some sort of mysterious crash and you may (or
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Is Facebook up to shenanigans?
If you have a Facebook “Page,” you may be in for an unpleasant surprise. According to The Guardian (link below),
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Blocks don’t exist? Then why aren’t you creating?
Uff-da. I never thought creative blocks could be controversial. Guess they are. Yes, the “blocks don’t exist” and the “just
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Such an old dude.
Jake turned 17 this fall. We adopted him when he turned six and he’s astounded us from day one. He
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