Category Archive: General

I hate bullies…

Who says I need an education?

When I asked “Ringo” DeLeon, President of the Texas Gang Investigators Association, why he worked in a gang unit, the 26 year veteran and Sergeant from Corpus Christi P.D. never hesitated with his reply: “I hate bullies.” Short, to the point, yet prolific when given thought. Say the word “Bully” and generally the first image …

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“Amazon Moon” — “Notable PAGE TURNER Book!”

AMAZON MOON is be honored as “Notable Book in the category of Page-Turners” in the Half Price Books sponsored 2013 Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. The top five books and “notable books by category,” as determined by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will receive editorial coverage in the December/January 2014 issue of …

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T.G.I.A. — Working the Streets….

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 There are times when reality hits home, gives you a wake-up call, and leaves you with the realization the dirty side of life still exists even though you may have forgotten or chose to ignore it. Some people don’t have the luxury to forget. They work it every day, seemingly living it because they must. …

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Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Served

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  I doubt if wars will ever end during my lifetime or even that of my grandson’s. They have existed in some form for hundreds of reasons since the first cave man led his tribe against a neighboring tribe.  I doubt too if there has ever been a single year since recorded history when a …

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Independent Bookstores Still Exist!

On the shelf at last....

    As you know, I didn’t have much luck with getting my three books on the shelves of my local library but I’m fortunate to have them in a bookstore! Check out the photos. Talk about a great feeling…. There they are on the top shelf for the world to see—and of course, to …

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Another Gut-Punch to Indie Authors

But does my library love me?

   Excuse me while I stand on my soap-box for a moment. Sometimes I just need to vent…and this is one of those times. I’ve always been a strong supporter of education and literacy. Whether you are a child or an adult, the importance of good education and the ability to read is critical. Individuals …

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Do you REALLY challenge yourself?

"Do you call yourself an author, Twinkle Toes!"

There are a variety of challenges – finding time to write, making daily word counts, keeping up with the promos for your books, staying alive on social media networks, and a hundred more which could be listed…But I’m not talking about any of these. Let’s fast forward ahead in life and say you already have …

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Two More Awards! A Great Way To Start The Day.

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I’ve been running pretty hard lately trying to complete a novel, keep up with book marketing and a dozen daily tasks. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day or the needed energy to complete my activities. But just as I began to feel slightly burned out, I received two awards—“The Versatile Blogger” …

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Kreativ Blogger Award: My Nominations

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Kreativ Blogger Award: My Nominations   My thanks to Micheal Rivers for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award! To be noted and have been chosen by this best-selling author of Ghosts of the North Carolina Shores, The Black Witch, Moonlight on the Nantahala, and Verliege is truly an honor for me. As a writer …

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Now I lay me down to sleep…

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The people in our novels die a variety of ways. From vampire attacks to blazing gun battles we as authors play GOD by creating fictional worlds and deciding when and how our characters will meet their demise. In the real world though, we have no control, much less any idea as to how our own …

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