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M3 Still Being Drafted

I'm excited to share that the work of the "first draft" of Mermaid Adventures book 3 (M3) is nearing completion. For so long I didn't know where the book was headed. Though, I knew what needed to happen from the start. If you've read "The Mermaid's Apprentice," then you know The Lazy Cloud has a "weeds" problem, and it needs to be taken care of. Hopefully that isn't too much of a spoiler to those that haven't read the book. Okay, I've known that since day one, but how to go about it? And what does the story look like that involves all of that, and not be boring?! The early stages of the novel had been. Well it's not...

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Bookstore Juggling

Up until recently my books have been at several bookstores in the local area. The Boulder Bookstore, The Book Nook (Louisville) & The Book Cellar (Louisville) Last summer I added (through much pushing from friends) to go into the local store where I was vacationing (in Frankfort Michigan). They sold more books there in a week (the last week I was in town and I was there for 3 solid weeks, ah if I'd only listened sooner) than the other bookstores sold combined. I think it has to do with them being a beach community. They close for the winter months, so things should be rolling again by next summer. While helping a friend move with his yard sale, met a...

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My Writing, a Process Story

In the last year I've launched myself as an author. Before that, writing was a hobby that I struggled with, fought internally over and one that I often resisted. I would spend hours, days writing a story that went nowhere and was shared with few. I struggled, because my background was computers. In school I loved math and science. I did poorly in writing classes. To this day I can't pick apart a sentence, and say this is a verb, this is the adjective (I can't even spell that word without spellcheck). Yet, I love to write. I fought, because my stories took me in directions that were hard morally for me to accept. If you'd have asked me even a few...

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M2 - The Mermaid's Apprentice Published

M2, the official name for the second book in the Mermaid Adventures stories now has a title, "The Mermaid's Apprentice," a cover and has been proofed in book form and is now available. (Whew!) On with M3! Currently it is available on Amazon.com as the paperback and e-book, as well as the two Google Play and Books e-book versions, plus a host of other locations. Note: This post was resurrected from my old site. It may not be the one that showed up on the site. The date of publication here is from when it was added to this site.

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M2 at the Editor (Again)

Mermaid Two, and soon to be titled, covered and available... So I said last post, over two months ago! How time has a way of slipping by. The book is back with the editor for some corrections to the revisions made after seeing the editors changes from the first round of edits. At least now I have the cover picture ready and the text for the back, which I'll share here. Melanie is a newly minted mermaid on her way to visit her Uncle Arlo, to hopefully help him with his marine biology research and earn her tail. Along with Melanie on the trip is her dad and her friend Ri’Anne, who Melanie hopes will follow her in her footsteps...

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