The Writing Life

Review the KISS way

Imagine walking blindfolded into a room. You tell a story and at the end there is silence. Feeling a bit worried? Well, that is what it’s like for authors. We know you have our books. We know some of you have even read them. But, without reviews, it’s like that silent room. Don’t write reviews
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Movie Review: Rogue One and Triple X 3

This week, I figured out how to multitask. This allowed me to watch movies while doing mindless work. I’ve been meaning to get to both of these movies awhile ago, but just hadn’t had the time. First off was Rogue One. It was good, even thought I thought it was told from the wrong POV.
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99c Sale May 18-19

Path of Angels will be on sale May 18-19th in celebration of my son, Andrew’s birthday. He is a huge gun nut and in book two, his weapon designs will make a debut. I’m sure the cool factor plays more into the designs than practicality, but this is fiction, cool is perfectly acceptable. The ebook
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Siouxper Con Recap

[After Day 1] It’s 3:20 am and I just got home from Siouxper Con. Still debating on how I’m going to accomplish sleep, Mass and an hour plus drive back to the Con. Today was fun. Siouxper Con has the most party atmosphere of a con that I’ve been to. Fun was the number one
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Review: The Product by Marina Fontaine

I got hooked on this book when I was reading it for my One Page Podcast. I previously reviewed Chasing Freedom by Marina. Once again she delivers a good story with characters that you’ll care about. As a paralegal by day, I was rooting for the government at first. I’ve seen the terrible things that drug
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DemiCon Recap

On Saturday I was in Des Moines for a short while to present at DemiCon. I arrived about 10 minutes before my panel was supposed to start. The panel in the room before mine was on beer so as you can imagine, it ran a couple minutes long. I apparently forgot to make arrangements to
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Due to a horrible oversight, I missed reading Honor At Stake, which is book 1 in the Love At First Bite series by Declan Finn. (Murphy’s Law of Vampires (book 2) is here and Live and Let Bite (book 3) is here. One is a heartless, merciless killer. The other is a vampire. College freshman, Amanda
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ConStellation 8 Report

I attended ConStellation Friday and part of Saturday. Too much to do to spend the entire time there. This Con is small. As in a few hundred people small. The size allowed for a lot of interaction with other artists and authors and spend time chatting that isn’t possible at large cons. The Guest of
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Monday...again?

I spent the entire weekend betta reading an interesting space opera book, which left little time for much of anything else. If only I could do that every weekend. How fabulous that would be to sit in my recliner with a good book, a cup of coffee, the windows open and my dogs snuggled up
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