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Jan.14.2013
Since I’ve been trav­el­ing, I’m revis­it­ing a post from 2010 about mak­ing sure we’re aware of the real­i­ties of light. Light is impor­tant when we’re writing—and I’m not talk­ing about hav­ing enough light to work by. I’m talk­ing about how...
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Jan.04.2013
If you haven’t seen this already, Lake Supe­rior State Uni­ver­sity in Michi­gan has released its “Words to be Ban­ished from the Queen’s Eng­lish for Mis­use, Overuse and Gen­eral Use­less­ness” for the 38th year in a row. This year’s hit list: Fis...
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Dec.31.2012
  It’s the last day of 2012. No mat­ter what your year was like, I hope 2013 will be even better. Thanks to Jess the Romancea­holic who helped me out with my Raf­fle­copter issues. My box of books give­away is now alive and well on my Face­book Page. Also, there’...
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Dec.27.2012
The year 2012 is on its way out, and it’s time to start look­ing toward 2013. Here are some things I’ve got on my sched­ule. And I’m look­ing for input from you. There’s a link to a quick sur­vey at the end of this post. Please click through to let me know what you think....
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Dec.24.2012
I’m back in that over­flow­ing book­shelf dilemma. I’ve judged con­tests, picked up books at con­fer­ences, and have accu­mu­lated more than I have room for. Here are some of them: Some brand new, many gen­tly read, some auto­graphed. Mys­tery,...
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Dec.20.2012
Although my hol­i­day is over, I’m tak­ing a brief ‘break’ today and rerun­ning a post from Octo­ber of 2011, with a few updates. As I start a new book, even though it’s roman­tic sus­pense and not a ‘straight’ mys­tery, this is one of the ques­tions I find...
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Dec.17.2012
I’m still look­ing for 500 “Likes” on my Face­book page. Once I hit that num­ber, I’ll hold a con­test. You don’t have to like my page to enter, but the sooner I hit that mile­stone, the sooner I’ll open the con­test to entries. (Hint: spread the word!) And, I still...
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Dec.06.2012
One game our new dog seems to enjoy is play­ing “Find.” Of course, what­ever she’s sent to find needs to have some kind of food asso­ci­ated with it, but she’s pretty good at find­ing rawhide chews or Kongs filled with peanut but­ter. As writ­ers, what do we have to...
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Dec.03.2012
  I did some­thing last week that I haven’t done in far too long—started work­ing on a new man­u­script. I’d been up to my eye­balls in fin­ish­ing Deadly Bones, then deal­ing with edits, then trav­el­ing, then get­ting the new com­puter that...
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Nov.29.2012
 For any­one resid­ing in the UK, or know­ing some­one who does, Barnes & Noble just announced that the NOOK is now avail­able there. This means that Amazon’s Kin­dle is no longer the “only” option for e-readers in the UK. I’m pleased that all my e-books should now...