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Choosing the Right Font

I’m in the process of re-formatting my books for print. I’m using a different software and unfortunately, it doesn’t allow me to import the font that I licensed for my current print books. So I’m trying to decide which of the fonts offered by this software will best suit my books. I want the font […]

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How Many Spiders?

Question: How many baby spiders does a momma spider have? Answer: Waaay too many! Yeah, tonight’s drama involved lots of baby spiders emerging from behind the splashboard of my kitchen sink. I found them crawling in the sink, on the counter, and on the windowsill. The momma was on the ceiling. Let’s just say that this is another […]

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June Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The June edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, June 6th. It contained my latest list of funny typos. 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 […]

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Getting the Facts Straight – Police and Crime

I just discovered a new podcast aimed at helping writers get the facts straight when writing about the police. It’s called Writer’s Detective Bureau and is hosted by Adam Richardson, a police detective in California.  Although I don’t specifically write crime fiction, I never know when one of my characters might have a run-in with […]

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Diving Universe Kickstarter

I love the Diving Universe novels by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. They’re science fiction, but heavier on the adventure than on hardcore science. So they could probably also be classified as space opera. At the core, the books are about a woman who “dives” space wrecks much as scuba divers here on Earth might dive the wrecks […]

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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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