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TGI Leapyear

The stockings no longer hang by the chimney with care, but the mantle is loaded with snowmen. I’m too busy writing to replace them with heart decorations. Thank goodness for leap year because I need every extra minute of February. My novel-in-progress, The Fifth Coin, fills my weeks. The draft sat on my hard drive […]

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Elf Off the Shelf

Last night’s New Year’s party lingered in Sherman’s rum punch-soaked brain. The elf rolled over in his dormitory bunk at the North Pole. His head pounded with the motion. The New Year rang like a bell in his head. Sherman vaguely recalled a commitment today, but his bed was warm like a little mouse burrow. […]

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Review of “Nomad” by Matthew Mather

I recommend Nomad to hard-core sci-fi lovers and anyone who loves a good apocalypse disaster story. The vivid imagery throughout brought me into the story and the plot moved forward with unexpected twists and turns as I have come to expect from this author. I can visualize the story in my mind as a movie […]

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Voices From the Dark Anthology Available Dec 15!

“Within each of us lies a darkness. A deep, unnerving essence that lurks at the fringes of our consciousness. Some hear it as a voice whispering secrets from the dark shadows. Others feel its presence as a cold chill sent tingling down the spine. However it makes itself known, the darkness is there. It’s real, […]

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Another NaNoWriMo Win…Now What?

  An accumulated 100,000+ words  of steaming, hot, mess await my attentions from two years of NaNo wins. “But, Sara, why are you including 50k from 2014 in your list of words needing an overhaul?” So glad you asked. Gods of Zyntia had so many errors, typos, random point-of-view changes and freaking huge plot holes, I […]

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Messy Middles of NaNoWriMo

The ol’ blog has suffered my absence long enough and I’m a little stuck on my NaNoWriMo novel. It’s the perfect opportunity to procrastinate AND get the blog moving. Playing God in a fictional world is great until you get stuck with all the decisions. This year’s time suck of writing is an urban fantasy […]

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10 Procrastination Tips For Autumn

1. Clean mud off a pumpkin. Never mind that the farm-rich, caked-on mud hasn’t bothered you for a week. 2. Take fall pictures of freshly cleaned pumpkin. 3. Plan the classroom Halloween party. Face-painting, toilet paper for mummy wrap, a snack, but, oh wait, allergies, so revisit snack ideas. 4. Make a meme of fall pumpkin […]

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Horror Anthology Cover Reveal

  Wait for it…wait for it…OK, I can’t wait any longer! “Voices from the Dark” is due to be released mid-November. Yes, a bit of a change since my last post, but I hadn’t gotten confirmation from the publisher until this morning. The other ten authors and I spent several months putting this anthology together, so […]

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October is Release Month

  October is the most Horror-ible month of the year and the Horror anthology I am an author/editor of is due to release at the end of the month!  I’m so excited that I could juggle chainsaws. A dozen authors from my local NaNoWriMo chapter have submitted over twenty short stories, poems and flash fiction to […]

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It’s Fundraiser Time Again

Each autumn, I anxiously await the same old, time-tested fundraising packet from school to sell wrapping paper and cookie dough. This wrapping paper is fan-effing-tastic. I know because I bought some two years ago and haven’t run out. That’s right, it lasts for freaking ever. Did I mention this blingtacular paper is double-sided? On a […]

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