Two Holiday Gifts for You!

First, the Kindle edition of Thunderstone is free for a limited time! You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Thunderstone-Barb…/…/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2… Feel free to share this gift with friends and family! Second, here’s a holiday Thunderstone tune! Mishebeshu the Mythic Monster (Sung to Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer) Mishebeshu the mythic monster, Had copper horns and cat-like ears, He…

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Help Me Title My New Novel! (And win the book before it’s in stores!)

My goal as an author is to bring my readers along on my writing adventures. My current endeavor is titling my newest novel that’s scheduled for release in 2015. An online search of the working title found way too many hits – it’s been overused and I need something unique. I thought it would be…

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Heart of Ice Teasers

These are some of the things I researched while writing Heart of Ice: Star Island – located in Cass Lake (northern Minnesota). On the island is Lake Windigo – the only spring-fed lake on an island in a river-fed lake in the northern hemisphere. Surely this must be a mystic place! Steel jaw traps –…

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Come see me at the Brighton Library!

I will be at the Brighton Library as part of their Local Author Showcase on September 14th from 2-4 p.m. I will be selling and signing Thunderstone as well as giving out download cards for my FREE eBook Heart of Ice, the Thunderstone prequel. For more information, check out the Event Calendar on the Brighton…

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Upcoming Appearance – Buy Michigan Now Festival

Visit the Scribe Publishing booth at the Buy Michigan Now Festival. Thunderstone will be on sale for the special price of $10 – in fact,all Scribe fiction will be $10 per book! The festival in in Northville, MI on August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd I will be there on Friday evening from 7 to 9…

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Ask the Author Hiatus…

Yes, I realize I’ve slacked off on my Wednesday posts, but I had a deadline and today I sent the manuscript for my Thunderstone Prequel to my publisher!…

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What’s the hardest part about writing a book? – Ask the Author Wednesday

Had a great time at my author event last week! Since I had a Q & A session, thought I’d feature some of those questions here. I think the hardest part of writing a book is finishing it. And I don’t mean ending it – a writer should pretty much know how their story ends…

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What’s it like to do an author signing event? Ask the Author Wednesday

Appropriate question for today since I’m doing a signing event later… It’s great to meet avid readers and I always enjoy talking about books, so I love that aspect of a meet-and-greet. As I sign books it gives me a chance to talk to people one on one – that’s the easy part. What’s hard…

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Have you always wanted to be an author? Ask the Author Wednesday

I know it would sound more “dream come true” to say yes, but the answer is no. I’ve just always loved to read.  Out of that love though, came a great admiration and appreciation for authors.  So when I had a second chance to decide what I wanted to be, the older and wiser version…

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Why I Read Young Adult Novels – Ask the Author Wednesday

The question today is in honor of “I Read YA” week. I suppose the number one reason I read Young Adult novels is nostalgia – I was there, I felt those same unsure angst-ridden feelings; had my unformed future in front of me to mold as I saw fit – basically, I can identify with…

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