Stories that Matter

What's With Those Sucky Endings Anyway? Oh, and Happy New Year!

Okay, here’s the thing about me. I like to be happy. I mean, who doesn’t really? Well, there are those few people on the planet who live to make others miserable, you know who they are. Just not happy unless they’re kavetching about something or other. And life just wouldn’t be the same without them.…
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Meet Nike Chillemi!

If you’re active on any writing group on the internet, you’ve probably run into Nike on several of them! Nike loves to encourage fellow authors and quite frankly, I don’t know how she keeps up with herself. Nike’s first novel, Burning Hearts, a historical romance thriller, released this past year, and the second book in…
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A Day Late…

It’s Christmas! I was supposed to post yesterday, but I didn’t. Time got away from me. Life took over. And I’m okay with that. I know a lot of blogs have regimented schedules and their writers are extremely good about sticking to them. I’m probably not going to be one of those writers. I’m not…
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So Many Books, So Little Time…

  Is anyone out there besides me NOT ready for Christmas? I feel like this year has zipped past me at the speed of light. I honestly don’t know where the time went! I do know that this year has been a great one for me. I feel as though I accomplished a lot. Among…
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Meet Katie Ganshert!

I had the pleasure of meeting my friend Katie in person two years ago, after following her popular blog for a while. I soon realized that she’s just as nice in real life as she is on the ‘net! We’re now agency mates, conference hooligans and we also received our first contracts around the same…
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The Birth of A Book

As you may know, my first novel was published this past March. Yesterday’s Tomorrow was truly the book of my heart. There were times when I thought I would never see it published. Times when I thought I’d never get an agent, let alone a book contract. Times when I just wanted to give up.…
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Heiress – Let's Discuss…

I just finished Heiress, (Daughters of Fortune Series #1) by Susan May Warren. If you have not yet read the book, you may want to skip this post, but I’ll try not to give too much away. This isn’t really a review so much as it is a reaction. (And I will try very hard…
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Feature Friday! Welcome Author Richard Mabry!

Every Friday I will endeavor to feature a new author. Yes, you can rub shoulders with some of the greatest authors out there today right here, folks! At least I think they’re pretty great. Hope you meet some new friends and find some new books to read! To kick off our first Feature Friday, I’m…
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Have You Ever Waited For Something?

Of course you have! We all have something in our lives, perhaps daily, that we need to wait for. Writing is all about playing the waiting game isn’t it? If you’d like to read about waiting and learn a bit more about me, please join me over at  The WordServe WaterCooler  today. And now I’d like…
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What's On Your Christmas List?

Incase you need reminding, Christmas is just around the corner! I hope you’re excited, because I sure am. It is without a doubt, my favorite holiday of all. I’ve started decorating and we’ll probably get the tree up this week. My kids won’t be home until right before Christmas this year, so we’ll see if…
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