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It’s almost time for Criminal Negligence!

No, I’m not talking about committing a crime.¬† ūüėÄ Criminal Negligence is book two in the Sydney Valentine Mystery series and will be available on Amazon on October 10th.¬† Currently, it’s available for pre-order. If you’re also a¬† subscriber to my newsletter you’ll receive the first two chapters in my newsletter tomorrow, September 26th. Lucky […]

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SEE NO EVIL gets a new cover!

I had a new cover created for my short story, See No Evil. Thank you, Deborah, of Tugboat Design! Even though it’s a short story, I still¬†wanted it to coordinate with The Protector cover. As much as I enjoy creating covers, I just didn’t have time to do it myself. Deborah did a great job. […]

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Murder at the Maples is now FREE on Kindle

Hey, cozy mystery lovers! Joanne Phillips is offering her book, MURDER at the MAPLES, FREE from today until Monday on Amazon. It’s a cozy romance-mystery. This is the first book in the Flora Lively series. Go get it! I did. ūüôā

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Is your book’s main character YOU?

“Is Sydney Valentine you?” I’ve been asked that question several times. I imagine that if the main character is of the same gender as the writer, that might be the assumption with some readers. I think most writers would say that a few (or all)¬†of their characters share some of their¬†traits.¬†It could be something minor. […]

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The Protector ebook is FREE today on Amazon!

Get The Protector ebook¬†on Amazon! When the body of a social worker is found on the stairway inside the building where she works, a mouthful of Scrabble letters tells Detective Valentine that this is not a random killing. And it‚Äôs not. A brutal killer with a sinister connection to Child Protective Services is prowling the […]

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e-Book Cover Design Awards for June 2014

I recently entered Joel Friedlander’s e-Book Cover Design Awards contest.¬†I didn’t win, but I received feedback, which I agree with.¬† What do you think?¬† Agree or disagree?

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Editing, cleaning, and the simplicity of layers

Earlier this week, my eight-year-old¬†daughter and I discussed the lack of¬†cleaning in her bedroom.¬†She usually comes up with an excuse.¬†The most recent, which was probably the most believable I’ve heard lately, was “I don’t know where to start.” She grabbed her head for emphasis¬†and¬†said, “My head is confused!”¬†That’s because the room looked like a bomb […]

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Sunday Bits – June 22, 2014 – Book Design Templates

Last year, as I was writing¬†my first novel, The Protector, my intention was that I’d self publish it. I planned for an ebook version¬†for Amazon, Smashwords, and B&N, plus a paperback printed¬†by Createspace. I use Scrivener for my writing software and I knew that it¬†could¬†output files¬†for¬†ebooks.¬†However, my version of Scrivener (Windows) did not have the […]

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A new cover for The Protector

I recently worked with Deborah, of Tugboat Design.¬†I saw her interview on Mary Rosenblum’s blog.¬†¬† Thanks, Mary.¬† ūüôā I contacted Deborah after browsing the covers on her site. Her covers are great! I think her designs are better than most of the small press covers I’ve seen. She’s won awards for her cover designs and […]

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Pull the trigger next time!

Hi, everybody! I’m¬†Detective Sydney Valentine and I’m hijacking this blog today. Don’t all cheer at once. The reason I’m here is because I’ve got something to say. For those of you who’ve read The Protector, you know that I always have something to say. Hey, that’s not a bad thing! For those of you who […]

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