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Like so many other writers I know, I have several stories swirling around in my head at any given time.  When I pass by people on the street I often see them as characters in my stories or wonder about how a story could be built around them.  There is one story in particular that I started writing...
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I will not complain.  I will not complain.  I will not complain.  Okay, maybe I'll vent (i.e. complain) just a little.  I haven't been a writer long enough to remember the good old days when all writers had to do was write and hold a conversation every once in a while with an editor.  I have heard...
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also coming soon to most major book retailers (e.g. barnes and noble, borders, amazon)
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cover: Waking the Sleeping Demon: 26 Hours of Terror in Atlanta
Today in the Atlanta-Journal & Constitution newspaper, the largest newspaper in the state of Georgia, appears a great article about my new book Waking the Sleeping Demon: 26 Hours of Terror in Atlanta.  I knew the article was coming because the reporter interviewed me yesterday and told me to...
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I love to read.  I used to worry that reading someone else's work might influence how I write.  Mistakenly I believed that for my writing to stay "pure" I needed to do it in a vacuum.  Today that myth was shattered, and in the process, an entirely new world of possibilities seemed to...
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For those of you kind enough to follow my blog you probably know that I have finished my first book "Waking the Sleeping Demon : 26 Hours of Terror in Atlanta." My coming out party is the Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta at the end of next month. As a result, I have spent the last...
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Just this week I approved the design layout of my first book and gave pre-approval for the cover design.  Every step in this process puts me closer to the moment I have dreamed of for years but constantly found excuses to run away from.  On August 30 and 31 I will have my own booth at the Decatur...
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As the mother of eight and six year old girls there are certain lessons that I know are imperative for me to pass on.  First, the length of a female's skirt sends a message.  Whether they to choose accept that fact and adjust themselves accordingly is up to them, but they should not kid themselves...
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Every day I am fortunate enough to open my eyes one of my first thoughts is about my desire to be a writer - not just in name or work but from the depths of my soul.  I love to write, to express myself. There is an undeniable surge of energy that rushes through me everytime I watch the words...
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