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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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Sunday Bits – July 6, 2014 – Share As Image

For this edition of Sunday Bits I’ll talk about a web tool that enables you to save any web text as an image, quite easily.  It’s called Share As Image and it’s easy to install. Just follow the instructions. After installation, the bookmarklet (their term for it) appears on the toolbar, ready for use. I used one of […]

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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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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.  🙂 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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Blog tag chain — I’m ‘It’ this week!

Mary Rosenblum, of The New Writer’s Interface, emailed me last week and asked if I wanted to be involved in a blog tag chain. It involves answering four questions. I thought it would be interesting and fun to participate, so here we go. What am I working on? I’m currently working on promoting my first novel, The […]

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Bernie’s donuts

I’ve got another excerpt from The Protector. It’s also on the menu here Sydney and Bernie are about to leave the station to interview someone who may be involved with their case. “We need to find out if she was even there first.” He walked through the door, taking long strides. “Right.” I hurried to […]

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Another excerpt from The Protector

Detective Valentine and her  partner, Detective Bernard, have just left the home of the family of a homicide victim. Sydney recognizes the husband as someone from her past, before she began her career in law enforcement. This excerpt can also be found here. “You want to tell me what the hell just happened in there?” […]

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The Protector cover!

Coming this winter.  Stay tuned!

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