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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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Are they speaking and acting like children?

As my daughter was reading a chapter book featuring a young elementary school girl as the main character, I began thinking about how the¬†dialogue¬†was¬†worse than how a child of that age actually spoke. For example, instead of ‘I ran.’ the child said ‘I runned.’ This occurred throughout the book. I understand that it was written […]

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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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Detective Sydney Valentine nails him to the wall, literally.

This is a short excerpt from chapter two of The Protector. Detective Sydney Valentine¬†and Bernie (her partner) are discussing an incident from Sydney’s past, before law enforcement. Her best friend¬†committed suicide after her¬†rapist was acquitted. Sydney begins this conversation. “Two weeks after the trial I found her in her room lying on her bed. She […]

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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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Sunday Bits – June 15, 2014 – MyEcoverMaker

If you’ve ever wondered how to create a 3D image of your book cover, look no further!¬† I have several images on my site and they were fairly simple to make.¬†Notice the site header which displays two images. One is a stack of paperbacks and the other,¬†a single novel standing on end.¬†¬†I created the images […]

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Good news from Sydney Valentine!

Sydney here.¬† Some of you may be happy to know that I got in trouble for the blog hijack last month.¬†Go figure. I’m supposed to apologize.¬†Yeah, like that’ll ever¬†happen. Some people just don’t appreciate good help.¬† I also helped with the new book cover for The Protector. I hope you’ve all read it by now.¬†If […]

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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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