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    Writing Oasis In the Middle of the Woods

    Last summer, my husband gifted me with a great idea. As my children grew they each wanted their own room and eventually I lost my office in the house. No resentment there, but I found working in the living room to be too difficult. That was when my husband suggested a writing shed. We bought a basic shed, and after many hours of labor in constructing a platform for it, it was delivered. I wanted to share some pictures of the process. [huge_it_gallery id=”2″] This is my Oasis.  In the middle of the lush woods of Upstate New York, I have created something that reminds me of my childhood home.…

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    Coming Soon

      With the release of Stolen Gifts, my life took a major turn in a different direction. In the middle of promoting, marketing and selling my debut novel, I had to find time to write the second and third novels in the series. What a learning experience in time management that has been. I wish that there was another 10 hours per day to get everything done. Alas, that is not the case but I’ve finally figured out how to juggle all the balls. No sleep. No. I’m just joking. I get the sleep I needed to keep my creative juices flowing. I’m so excited to announce that the second…

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    NY Book Con

    New York Book Con:       I had a wonderful day in Manhattan this past weekend, with one of my good friends, Sara Benedict.  Sara is an associate publicist with Gliterary Girl Media.  Together we drove to the city to enjoy some time with people immersed in the field, from authors, to publishers to the readers.  We met some great people and came home with tons of new books and swag. If you ever go to a Con of some kind, you should know that the day takes planning.  With all the autographing opportunities, celebrity meets, panels and discussions, you have to pin point what you want to do…

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    The Aftermath

    Stolen Gifts has now been officially out for one week.  Wow! If someone had told me last year that I would have a newly released debut novel on the market, I would have laughed.  It’s surreal to say the least.  The amount of work and time it took to get here was huge, and now the work that remains is equally huge.  But I wouldn’t want it any other way. It has been a great learning experience.  However, I don’t want to claim that it was all peaches and cream, because it wasn’t.  Many times along the way I wanted to call it quits, and just have my novel available…

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    Release Day

    Tomorrow, April 1st, 2014, is the day of release of my debut novel.  I am so excited but at the same time I am so very nervous.  As of tomorrow it is out of my hands.  People will get a chance to read the story and make their remarks. But the longer I sit here contemplating that, the more my nerves lessen.  It’s okay, because everyone is entitled to their opinion.  I wrote a book from my heart and head and I brought to life characters that have been haunting me for years.  So I am truly excited to share them with you. My friends are not allowing me to…

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    One Week

    I woke up today and started my day like any other.  I prepared lunches for my kids, started a load of laundry, made breakfast, and then shuffled kids out the door.  When the house became quiet, I took a seat to read for my alloted half an hour.  But my computer started dinging and when I woke up the screen, I saw several messages and all of a sudden, I was floored. Up until I read my messages, I had somehow put my novel out of my mind but realization quickly dawned.  ONE WEEK to publication.  I became frantic and had to concentrate on my breathing to calm myself down.…

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    Giveaway!

    My first giveaway. So cool. Do you want a free, signed and personalized E-Copy of Stolen Gifts? It’s easy. Add Stolen Gifts to your Want to Read list in Goodreads, come back here and let me know that you did it, and then keep your fingers crossed. That’s it. Sit back, relax and on release day, April 1st. 2014, I will announce the winner. Tell your friends to add it to their list as well. Starts on March 20th, 2014 and ends on March 28th, 2014 a Rafflecopter giveaway