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Smashwords End of the Year Sale

​I’m pleased to announce that I’m closing out 2019 and kicking off 2020 by participating in the End of the Year Sale over at Smashwords. My books are 50% off​.  Here’s the link to my Smashwords page. Scroll down to see my books ​with the promotional pricing. The sale ends ​January 1, 2020. Enjoy! Share0 Tweet0

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The 2019 Community Holiday Tree

As I mentioned last year, many parks in my area have a tree that people decorate year after year. There’s no formal process or rules. People just show up and add whatever they want. I love seeing what people come up with each year, although I worry that some of the ornaments won’t do so well […]

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Bringing Back the Medieval Book Curse

Illustrated medieval manuscript from Depositphotos.com.​​On the copyright page of the hardback edition of Leigh Bardugo’s novel King of Scars there’s this little story:​At the foot of the Petrazoi lies a small swamp that smells potently of feet and rancid cooking oil. It is known as the Armpit and its fumes cause dizzy spells, vomiting, and […]

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Don’t Be Afraid of Scrivener

​WHAT’S SCARIER?​If you ask a group of writers that question, you’ll likely get at least a few people who think Scrivener is scarier. But it doesn’t have to be! ​Are you one of those writers? If yes, then check out my new online course, Start Your Novel with Scrivener​. In it, I’ll walk you through the […]

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10 Fun Holiday Gifts for Readers

​It’s the holiday season, so I couldn’t resist browsing the internet to see what holiday gifts are out there for readers. ​Here are ten gifts that I thought were fun. ​1. ​Mug with Slogan: I’m Not a Book Worm, I’m a Book DragonFrom Etsy.comYep. Because I DEVOUR books! ​2.​ T-shirt with Slogan: My Weekend Is […]

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December Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The ​December edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, ​December 5th. I​ tried something new this time. I took a deleted scene from WAR: Disruption and added commentary about what changed and what was eliminated from the final book, along with my reasons.  ​Did you like this ​commentary? If so, let me know […]

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To Finish Reading or Not? (For real this time!)

​(Oops! When I ​ ​originally wrote this on November 26th, I thought I’d saved the post. But somehow, the text from the previous week’s post about my run-in with the door showed up on the blog under this title instead. Because, you know, the universe apparently wants to make sure everyone knows about that embarrassing, […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

This is not the blog post I intended to go out this evening. But the post I started writing earlier included an array of images and links that I wanted to be displayed in a certain manner. Of course, I’d never actually done that type of layout before. As you can probably guess, it proved to […]

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To Finish Reading or Not?

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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A Writer Walks Into a Door

No, the title of this post isn’t my attempt at rewriting an old joke. And it’s not a euphemism for being hit by someone, either. No, this is the story of one of those little occurrences that life throws at me to wake me up.The Setup Early morning, before work. It’s dark out. I hear the dog […]

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