All Posts by Vanessa Kier

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A Bookstore!

I’m so excited that a new Barnes & Noble bookstore is opening up across from my office tomorrow! I’ve been saving the gift card I got at Christmas for this moment and I know exactly what book I’m going to buy. We haven’t had any bookstores that primarily sell new books in this area since Barnes […]

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Creative Cursing

If you’ve read Book 2 in the SSU series, Betrayal, you probably remember that Susana used some unusual curses when she lost her temper. Having a character use curses that could be said in front of young children was triggered by me trying not to swear in front of my nieces. My curses, such as “Son […]

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I’m Cerebrating!

​Cerebrating. That’s a pretty fancy sounding word, isn’t it? Since it’s similar to cerebrum, you’ve probably guessed that it means to think. I didn’t even know this word existed until a few weeks ago when it appeared as the Word of the Day on my Merriam-Webster app. But I loved the sound of it. I sure wish […]

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May Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The May edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, May 2nd. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up in your spam or junk mail, you can […]

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Retribution Book Trailer

To support the Kobo promo that Retribution is currently a part of, I made a book trailer. This time, I used a different software. Lumen5, which I used for the Vengeance, SSU, and Disruption trailers, changed some of their features. I couldn’t do exactly what I wanted, so I switched to Screenflow, which I use when […]

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Kobo Promo on Retribution!

​Kobo readers, if you haven’t picked up Retribution, Book 3 in my SSU series, now’s the time to check it out! It’s currently part of a 40% off promo on Kobo.  Use promo code 40APR at checkout. ​You can use the promo code on multiple titles. Go here to scroll through the pages of eligible […]

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Long Live the Lemonade Stand!

Last weekend I went for a walk on a nearby paved trail. When I arrived at the start of the trail, I was surprised to see that a boy had set up a table and was selling both lemonade and fresh eggs. His mother sat on a nearby bench. He’d set up his stand across the […]

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Remembering Notre Dame

I was saddened to wake up this morning and hear that Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France had been gutted by a fire. The French people interviewed in the news story all referred to the cathedral as “she” and that fits my memories. She was a stately, reassuring presence. As with many buildings built long ago, […]

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April Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The April edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, April 4th. Curious about what I listen to, if anything, when I write and edit? Then this issue of the newsletter is for you. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it […]

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Like Books? Like to Travel?

If you like books, like to travel, and would be interested in hearing authors talk about the places that have inspired their writing, then you might want to check out the Books and Travel website. There are articles about interesting places, as well as a podcast so you can listen to authors talk about the places […]

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