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Happy Birthday

Feb. 8th, 2011 | 07:06 am

No wonder I think you're a super person, Cheryl. We share the same name. We both write YA novels. We're both aquarians!

Have a wonderful celebration on the 10th.


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Nov. 17th, 2009 | 08:45 am

Come take a look and enter to win. What better time to get something free than just before the gifting season arrives?

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Sep. 11th, 2009 | 10:16 am

Random Acts of Publicity has been a week of talking about new YA books. Enjoyed posting the comments and look forward to doing it again.

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Tenner Interview

Jun. 22nd, 2009 | 01:26 pm

Check out the great interview that Cynthia Jaynes posted. Her site is excellent.

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Cosmic Stuff

May. 27th, 2009 | 09:39 am

Something very weird is happening. I think of a person--even one I haven't thought of in a long while-- and suddenly they call or they email or they bump into me at the fish market! What is this? Three times this month I've re-connected with people I haven't seen in years.

Maybe some kind of cosmic re-alignment. How about Global Warming? It gets blamed for everything else.

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Opening Lines

Apr. 7th, 2009 | 09:26 am

Once Upon a Time
I remember when "Once Upon a Time" lured me into stories where I could be guaranteed a handsome prince, a few elves, and maybe a unicorn. These words promised an adventure and hours of enjoyment.

I still read the beginning of books that I consider buying and it's those opening words that either capture my interest or don't. I thought it might be interesting to see what kinds of openings grab people.

So, here's a challenge. Once a month (this is not a contract, but a goal) I'll post a story type: Young Adult Adventure or Romance or Fantasy. And then I'll write an opening (no more than one sentence, but it doesn't have to be a sentence).

I'd love to see what kinds of other opening lines you'll contribute. Hey, maybe I'll think of a prize for the BEST STORY OPENING--one I won't be eligible to win.

So how about this month we play with that YA Adventure story? Here's how my story would start.

I've kept the secret for almost three months, but I have to tell someone soon because I've only got another week before it'll be too late.

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This Is What I Want to Tell You

Mar. 8th, 2009 | 04:03 pm
mood: impatient

I'm waiting and not very patiently for Heather Duffy-Stone's YA ARC, This Is What I Want to Tell You. Come on ARC!

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New YA Markets

Feb. 8th, 2009 | 06:59 pm

At VK's site, Erin Fanning has shared some new markets for YA writers. I want to be sure writers see the opps, so I'm adding her link here. Take a look. http://www.erinfanning.com/ya_spec_markets

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2009 Deb's Tour

Feb. 4th, 2009 | 07:37 am

The 2009 Deb's Tour is quite and interesting event. This month it's all about those Debs making their splash in January and February. Come over to The Write Game at http://writegame.blogspot.com and take a quick peek at today's featured author.

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Cybils Rock

Dec. 8th, 2008 | 10:12 pm

Jim Averbeck's book, "In a Blue Room" was one of
the nominations for the 2008 Cybil's award. Nothing could make me happier. He's a super guy with talent that these awards has certainly validated.

Yeah, Jim.

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