Category Archives: Life 101

#RIP my favorite shirt, I’ll always love you…

You never get tired of your favorite clothing. No matter how worn they become, you still love them (not like the other clothes in your closet). I had a sky blue silk dress that I loved.  I felt so good … Continue reading

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Where did the year go? My plans for the rest of 2017…

Can you believe half the year is gone ? When 2017 rolled around and I looked ahead at the books that needed to be written, published, and promoted, I didn’t know how I would accomplish it all. I filled up … Continue reading

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From the Pet Peeve file: pretending hindsight is foresight…

Have you noticed that some people will try to pass off your hindsight as their foresight? When you present them with the results of an action, they claim to have predicted the outcome all along. If you tried something that … Continue reading

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The numbers game: weird author behavior–checking the stats…

As an author, I like to know how I’m doing, if my books are selling, if readers like them, if my promotional efforts are paying off. Fortunately, authors, particularly indies, have a lot of data at their fingertips. I “check … Continue reading

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What’s on my bucket list….

I got together with a group of friends recently, and we shared 10 items on our bucket list. I thought I’d share my items with you. These in are no particular order. 1. See Paris. It’s a beautiful city. I’ve … Continue reading

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You CAN teach an old technophobe new tricks!

Did you get the free book popup when you landed on my site?  I did that! Look at me, getting all techie and stuff! I’ve always been a technophobe, hesitant to embrace new technology. I’m not naturally drawn to it … Continue reading

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From hobby to ‘jobby’: 5 ways to turn a love of reading & books into a business

Writers aren’t the only ones who can transform their passion into a career. Readers can turn their love of books into an income stream, too. Here are five business ideas for readers and/or book lovers. While these opportunities won’t make … Continue reading

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Reflections on sports, humiliation and science fiction romance…

There are good athletes and average athletes, and then there’s me: athletically challenged.  No matter how bad someone is at sports–I’m worse. Junior high and high school PE was a humiliating experience. I was the kid nobody wanted on their … Continue reading

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Why be positive? Why I started daily #Motivation memes

Monday through Friday on Facebook, I post a daily “Motivation,” a positive, inspirational message. Many people have responded to it “positively,” and I get quite a few thank yous and shares. I’m happy when a message I’ve posted helps somebody, … Continue reading

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7 Earth-sized planets…what it means to this #SFR author…

Recently, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets, three of which are in the “habitable zone,” a distance from their star with temperatures that would allow liquid water, and thus might support life or have life. This is exciting … Continue reading

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