All Posts by Vanessa Kier

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SSU Complete Box Set – Kobo Promo

If you like your romantic thrillers with lots of action, international settings and government conspiracies… If you can’t put down stories where the heroes struggle against the darkness within themselves… Then you’ll love my SSU series. Even better, the box set of the entire series is currently part of a price promotion at Kobo! If you’re outside of […]

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RESEARCH – Men’s Fashion

Here’s what I’ve been researching this week for WAR: Retaliation, Book Four in my WAR series.Men’s wigs  I wanted to have my hero be in disguise, with his hair temporarily dyed. However, my hairdresser explained that there really is no such thing as temporary hair dye. Uh-oh. So I had to discard the scenario I originally […]

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Indie Author Day Marketplace

I completely forgot that I’d had another author take a photo of me at the 2018 Indie Author Day Marketplace at the San Pablo Library. But I was going through my photos today and found this. Instead of selling paperbacks, I had download cards on display. The iPad was running a loop of the book trailer […]

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Am I In a Time Warp?

All right, something decidedly weird is going on here. I just noticed that for the town I’m in, the Weather app on my iPhone says the sunset is for 5:04 pm. Which makes no sense, as sunset yesterday was just after 6 pm and we haven’t turned the clocks back yet. Perhaps this town is in a […]

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November Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

Ha! I remembered to announce this on time this month. πŸ˜€ The November edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, November 1st. It includes some research photos. 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 […]

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RESEARCH – Fleet Week (Part 2)

As I wrote in my previous post, San Francisco’s Fleet Week has provided me with some wonderful research opportunities. This year I went in with the primary goal of taking one of the ship tours because the draft of my current book, WAR: Retaliation, has a pivotal scene on a cargo ship. Unfortunately, the military cargo […]

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RESEARCH – Fleet Week (Part 1)

When most people in the San Francisco Bay area hear the term Fleet Week, they probably think of boats and planes. In 2016, I discovered a hidden gem of this annual event. When I saw that the activities included The Humanitarian Village set up by the US Marines and various humanitarian organizations, I knew I […]

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Start Your Novel with Scrivener

Writers, if you’ve been wanting to learn Scrivener but you’ve kept putting it off, now is your chance. Join me this coming Saturday, October 27th at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern for my live webinar Start Your Novel with Scrivener, A Beginner’s Guide. In it, I’ll walk you through 5 Simple Steps to get you […]

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