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Blog Tours (And How to Have a Successful One)

Having just embarked on my first ever blog tour, and knowing several up-and-coming authors that are about to embark on them, I thought I’d share some of the things I learned having just wrapped one up. Let me start by

On Promoting Ourselves

So far, this year I’ve read 16 books.  I can’t tell you if that’s better or worse than any other year because I never used to keep track of them.  I have a goal of reading at least 50 books

Harassment in the Least Expected of Places

I’ve been working a long time.  A lot longer than most people I know in my age range.  Part of that was due to a strong penchant for disliking boredom and work kept me busy.  When I was a kid,

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The Place We Went to Yesterday – Cover Contest

After a lot of hemming and hawing and soul-searching, I decided to go a different route with the cover of The Place We Went to Yesterday.  With that said, I appreciated all of the input on my initial options and as

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The Place We Went to Yesterday – Cover Shoot

At this point in The Process, I’m still wrapping up a few loose ends.  While the novel itself is in its final form and has been for a while, there is still a lot of work left to be done

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Karl Heideck: And the Death Threats Begin

I am a pretty active and vocal participant in social media.  It’s how I’m wired, being an extrovert and all.  But I’ve never, until today, had anyone visibly express a desire to have bodily harm caused to me.  I can

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Beauty Review

If you’ve been following my posts, then you know that I’ve never done this before.  Despite being a “girly girl” and loving all of the perks that come with that (shopping, makeup, spa days, etc.), I had my routine and

I’ve Got a Face That’s Made for Violence

There has been much talk about domestic violence lately thanks to the Ray Rice Incident.  I’ve seen quite a lot of vitriol on both sides of the argument and it’s been rather distressing.  On the one hand, I see people

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‘Labor’ Day Weekend, Indeed!

It seems like forever since I’ve had anything of importance to discuss in terms of my own creative adventures.  I’ve not taken any new photos that I’ve deemed worthy of posting here.  I haven’t sat down and written any poetry.

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Ice Bucket Irony

By now, I shouldn’t need to explain the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Millions of people all over the world are creating a run on bags of ice, pouring it over themselves in an attempt to not have to donate to a