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My Thoughts Are Always Occupied With Stories

I have always had a storyteller’s mind. It’s always whirling, taking things in, processing, rephrasing, rewriting. I’ve always enjoyed telling stories – via by page, by pen to paper or finger to keyboard to screen.

My friends in grade school used to call me The Weaver, for I’d spend sleepovers and slumber parties weaving stories of gore and horror, terrifying the socks off my friends better than any B-grade horror flick could. I’d have them deeply believing that the ghost of a little boy who died from the measles in the 1800s truly does wander my back deck, where the old farm house used to be. Despite the fact that we’d bulldozed the old farm house to build our new, modern home, the ghost remained, unable to find peace because he was gone too young and missed his mother. He wants revenge for us destroying the only home he’d ever known.

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Coffee Makes Everything Better by Guest Blogger @frankenbabyx3

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Mental illness comes with a nasty stigma attached. It sucks, it’s awful, wrong, and ignorant.

ig·no·rant
ˈiɡnərənt/
adjective
  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”

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Facebook Literature Giveaways Galore

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All weekend long, I am running a massive giveaway on my Facebook page. There are more than 20 e-books up for grabs.

All you have to do is comment on the post you want (or all of them!), and I hope you’ll consider checking out the authors involved in the giveaway.

K.M. Randall, Author of Fractured Dream

Jonathan Bruce, Author of Project Northwoods

Chris Minich, Author of Misadventures of Princess Sydney,

Jesse James Freeman, Author of Billy Purgatory

Barbara Eppich Struna, Author of The Old Cape House

Jennifer Gracen, Author of Autumn Getaway.

Julie Schaarsmith Farley, Author of Tripped Up Love

Marianne Sackett McKiernan, Author of Dogs Speak

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Author of Unfinished Business

Larry Weiner, Author of Paradise Rot

Hilary Grossman, Author of Dangled Carat

Tess Thompson, Author of Blue Midnight

Claudia Long, Author of The Duel for Consuelo

Rachel Thompson, Author of Broken Places

Meara Platt, Author of My Fair Lily.

Mary Rowen Horgan, Author of Living by Ear

Marni Mann, Author of Seductive Shadows

Melissa Thayer, The Stories We Don’t Tell

Melissa Palmer, Author of Twin Oaks

Shari Ryan, Author of Tag

Thank you so much to all of the authors that participated.

 

A Berlin Story Celebratory Interview

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Earlier today, I was lucky enough to celebrate the launch of A Berlin Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez (who assisted me with the Russian dialogue in Paper Souls) by answering some of her questions about Paper Souls. I’ve also read the novella, which is beautifully written. You can read my five-star review of it on GU next week.

Below is a transcript of the interview. Enjoy.

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