Category Archives: Random

From Ice and Snow — Free April 19-23

Have you or a loved one been the victim of religion gone wrong? Or as I look at it, ever been firebombed by the blood of the lamb?   My first book, The Protest, was inspired by the real-life religious … Continue reading

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From Ice and Snow Coming April 1

From Ice and Snow is the axe that breaks the delusional ice capsules encasing Jane Bernard’s daughters, victims of religious hijacking. Find out how Jane gets her daughters back — and if she loses her marriage in the process. Continue reading

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Did you get my text?

Love this blog piece on the culture that’s grown up around texting (click on the link below). I have learned the hard way that this is my life now — by that, I mean a year or so ago when … Continue reading

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The frustration of depression

Originally posted on Some Small Solitude:
In November 2012, I was diagnosed with depression. Depression is an illness which provokes a wide range of reactions in people, depending on their own experiences. It is, to me, something intangible- just when…

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Would you say that to a man?

Originally posted on Of Means and Ends:
“I’m not going to apply for the job because I want you to get it.” I was in my mid-20s and a promotion opened up in my division at work and I planned…

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Against All Odds–What’s Our REAL Chance of Becoming a Successful Author?

I’ve become enamored of a particular blogger, a writer who is very good at looking at what it takes to write, to not give up because writing is hard work, and to feel energized with a renewed sense of purpose that leaves … Continue reading

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A New Work in Progress — Help?

I’m working on a story that’s the second book in the series, Life Is Calling, and I hope to release it this summer. Jane Bernard  (in her 40’s now) has lost her husband of twenty years after his battle with cancer. … Continue reading

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Kick-Ass 90’s TV Femmes: Hellmouth

Originally posted on Deranged Writers:
The 90’s was undoubtedly an era where females dominated television. The ‘SFC’ exploded onto screens, showing herself as not just kick-ass, but, who really could (and would) kick every ass regardless of gender and age,…

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The Protest, FREE on Amazon Today!

Take advantage of the promotion going on today on Amazon and get your free copy of… Click here! And then click on “Buy Now with One Click” for your free copy. So be my guest, and tell a friend who may … Continue reading

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Excerpt from THE PROTEST, #13

From The Protest: “Shut up!” Bolivar bellowed. Steam rose from his mouth and nostrils like a bull.

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Excerpt from THE PROTEST, #10

“I hate Jane! If I don’t get out of here soon, I’m going to kill her or myself. Get me OUT of here!”

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Excerpt from THE PROTEST, #8

The angry dawn broke ranks with the night. An icy wind drove black clouds across the Rathcreek sky…

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First World Problems—When Do We Have a Good Reason to Cry?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
We all have those moments when we feel like tapping out, but when should we complain and when are we being self-centered? I would love to say I have all the answers. Just…

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Love

Originally posted on Deranged Writers:
He was one of the good guys. An honest man, a hardworking farmer, a husband, a father. Their love story was a beautiful one. He had two daughters of his own, she had one. They…

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Excerpt from THE PROTEST, #5

From THE PROTEST: …Dad, who’s already ’bout as born again as you can get, is overdosing on his evangelical drug of choice.

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Excerpted from THE PROTEST, #2

The dancer twirled, whisked off the filmy wrap covering her shoulders and drew it under Dallas’ chin, enveloping them all in a dizzying haze of perfume. Her jeweled bodice heaved in a controlled slow motion, finger cymbals grew faster, shimmying … Continue reading

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Excerpted from The Protest #1

The Protest, coming soon! “…her life was like a Picasso among Norman Rockwells.”

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The Protest — Postponed Release Due to Brain Surgery

 Susie and I, the day before her surgery My sister Susie called on my cell phone while I was out in the hallway, talking to a student who was being disruptive, not bad disruptive, but I saw a need to … Continue reading

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The Happy Dance

Sometimes you just get a feeling. And if your intuition is sharp, you know to pay attention to the feeling. That’s what happened last week when I was subbing in two high schools. I’m a substitute teacher when I’m not … Continue reading

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