Now we’re talking!

Do you love the arts? Do you think that artists should be paid for their work and that work makes our society beautiful and worth living in? I sure do! (Or else I wouldn’t write.) Well, I just found a site to help artists of all kinds find people who value them and will support their work: Patreon!

Do you love my writing? If you do, become my patron! For just $1 or $3 a month (or more if you rock) you can be just like Lorenzo Di Medici and help artists create. The hairdo is optional.


Just click this button! (Or look to the right and click on Lorenzo in the sidebar.)


If you are an artist, poet, musician, or writer, or whatever art form you love, create your own page!
Connect with my link and I will get a bonus!

Here’s my page:


Do you have a page now? Did you become a patron? Share your link below!

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New Author Services!

Today I am rolling out my new Author Services! Check them out:

WordPress blog setup

WordPress/Blogspot social media connection

Twitter Setup

Facebook for people who don’t do Facebook

Facebook Page(s)

Facebook Sock Puppet

Beta Reading – New prices and options


Visit my Author Services page for pricing and details.


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A bit of fun: funny novelty notebooks for you!

Here are the links to the first two notebooks on CreateSpace

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Hubby and I made a joint venture to create these funny novelty notebooks! Soon they will be available on Amazon, but for now, you can get them direct from CreateSpace. (Click the picture.)

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We will have new titles coming out soon!

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Up quickly on Amazon! Novelty notebooks.

Two more notebooks available on Amazon.

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Wow! These notebooks are already up for sale on Amazon! Fast! (Just click the picture.)

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Another funny novelty notebook to make them double-take

I’ve started making funny novelty notebooks! See them at my Honest After Forty Blog.

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Here is the latest in the novelty notebooks. This one showed up on Amazon on the same day!

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Awesome Allshorts now available in paperback!

Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways is now available in paperback! That “21 Awesome Indie Authors” includes Moi!

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A Dose of Success With Short Stories!

At the end of August I sent in a short story to the magazine, Daily Science Fiction, and got this awesome email today!


We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that your story has made our second round, rarified company that more than 90% of submissions do not reach. While half or more of our second round stories will not ultimately see publication under the DSF rocket, this story has reached the final go/no-go before launch.

The bad news–and I promised you some bad news–is that it will take us time to make that final decision. Expect an additional two weeks or so, but don’t be surprised if it’s a month from today. Thanks for your continued patience, and thanks for sending us this worthy submission.

– Daily Science Fiction Staff”

<Pats self on the back>

I am so excited just to get a little positive response!

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Cover Reveal and New Release for Lupus Awareness Month

Empower: Fight like a Girl

May is Lupus Awareness Month! Words Empower Media is publishing Empower: Fight like a Girl on May 1 in an effort to draw attention to this cruel disease.

Title: “Empower: Fight Like A Girl”Title: “Empower: Fight Like A Girl”

Genre: Anthology of short stories ranging from crime mysteries to paranormal thrillers

Publisher: Words Empower Media

Release date: May 1, 2014

Genre: Anthology of short stories ranging from crime mysteries to paranormal thrillers

Publisher: Words Empower Media

Release date: May 1, 2014

Synopsis: “Women of TV have united against lupus! Presenting “Empower: Fight Like A Girl”, a special collection of short stories by top women writers from some of your favorite shows, including: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Family Guy, Person of Interest, Grimm, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Voyager, Eureka, Twisted, The 100, Malcolm in the Middle, Millennium, Being Human, The Shield, Castle, Chuck, Gilmore Girls, and Game of Thrones. In this anthology, you’ll discover supernatural thrillers, crime mysteries, horror, comedies, and more.

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Authors contributing stories to this volume include:
Amy Berg
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong
Akela Cooper
Liz Edwards
Jane Espenson
Shalisha Francis & Nadine Knight
Lisa Klink
Pang-Ni Landrum
Lauren LeFranc
Kam Miller
Jess Pineda
Jennifer Quintenz
Lisa Randolph
Kay Reindl
Kira Snyder
Jeane Wong

All proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Lupus Foundation of America to help solve the cruel mystery of lupus.

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Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic – The Convergence #1

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Magic – The Convergence #1 gets 5 stars from Night Owl Reviews!

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New video for Discover Authors via PowToon

A video explanation of Discover Authors’ Discovery.

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A new listing option!

A new listing option for Discover Authors for all the busy bees out there!

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Holiday Bonanza Ebook Sale – Awesome Indies

Holiday Bonanza Ebook Sale – Awesome Indies.

Urban Fantasy for Young Adults at surprising prices. Load up your Kindle and snuggle up by the fire this holiday season!


Welcome to the Awesome Indies Holiday Bonanza Ebook Sale.


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Lessons Learned from Broken Characters

The final book for the Awesome Indies Discovery!

Laurie Boris

file5721279006391I’m a bit different from some authors. Instead of outlining and building a character from scratch, I let one fall into my head. I follow him or her around as we find the story together. So sometimes (oh, who am I kidding; it happens nearly all the time) I get to work with characters who are a little broken, a little damaged, or who don’t always make the choices I want them to.

This means I often hear the same comment from my early readers: I wanted to SLAP her!

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Awesome Indies Discovery: Waterspell, a Fantasy by Deborah J. Lightfoot

The next book in the Discovery:


The Awesome Indies Discovery begins today and runs through December 14. Featured are eight simply awesome writers whose books have met high standards of quality and been approved for the Awesome Indies lists. I am pleased and proud to be in such distinguished company. Now here is my contribution to the tour. I’m also giving away review copies of the complete Waterspell trilogy.


Deborah J. Lightfoot

Magic, mystery, murder, and romance …
The Waterspell Trilogy:
An intricate save-the-world fantasy adventure with complex characters, cosmic calamities, and the gothic sensibilities of Jane Eyre


I wrote much of Waterspell while living in the tropics in a house that was open to the breezes of soft summer nights. Often I worked late, gripped by a writer’s high, my fingers flying over the keyboard while the world slept. Vaguely I would catch the hoots of owls and the fragrances of…

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Awesome Indies Discovery 1: Violence and Ambiguity in Talion | Ancient Children

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