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Happy Holidays! Onward and Upward

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So much has happened in 2014 that it is a bit bittersweet to see it close. So much in my writing world has been accomplished. Some of those celebratory moments weren't planned, but were opportunities that I stepped up and grabbed, while, for other milestones, they were part of my goal plans.

For The Readers in 2014

Into The Pride was my first foray in urban fantasy, which earned an Evernight Reader's Choice award. 
One of A Kind(1st book of Meadows Family), published with Kimani Romance, featuring four cousins and their bid to be independent and finding love on their own terms.
Part of the Executive Assistantanthology, as Michelle Rhys, an erotic romance set in the corporate boardroom.
Carnival Temptress, part of the Revelers series, on my self-pub platform.
Part of the free Tiny Treats Holidaymicro reads with A Holiday Miracle.
Read and recommended over 150 books for the USA Today Happy Ever Blog

Behind the scenes:


Finished writing two out of three novellas for Boroughs PublishingPart…

Fall Out Boy -- American Beauty/American Psycho Album

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Fall Out Boy is back with a new album: American Beauty/ American Psycho. Earlier this year, they released Centuries. What do I think? My daughter shared her FOB love with me when she was in middle school. We went to their concert at Merriweather about five years ago when they headlined with Hey Monday, Cobra Starship, All Time Low, & Fifty Cent.  Absolutely loved them. Didn't get to the concert this year, timing didn't cooperate with her college classes.

I'm no expert on indie rock. Do I like the songs? Yep. And pretty much that's enough reason for me...cause I said it's good. LOL














Patrick Stump is quoted as saying: "All I can say is, some people will love it. Some people will hate it. The four of us like it a lot, so we're happy."
Pretty much my sentiments with my books, too LOL

Celebrating--Best Urban Fantasy: Evernight Readers' Choice Awards

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Thank you to the readers who remembered this short story, INTO THE PRIDE, and thought positively enough about it to nominate the title in Evernight Publishing Readers' Choice Awards under the urban fantasy category. I'm truly honored and especially appreciative of winning the category.

I look forward to writing more stories that both entertain and remain happy memories with each of you. Cheers, my friends.


Available at major e-retailers and at Evernight Publishing site

December 1 -- Day after NaNoMo2014 Completion

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Last year, 2013, I participated in NaNo. I started the process of writing a daily minimum of 1,667 words for 30 days with great enthusiasm. In the first week, I delivered double, even triple the word count. I felt invincible. Second week hit, and the story started flagging. I was writing aimlessly only thinking of the daily goal, instead of the story plot. My project veered in all kinds of directions as I tried to stay the course. But by the end, November 30, I was done. Crawling to the finish line, gasping on fumes, the so-called victory was not pretty. My vow when I hit the button to verify my word count--I would never do this again.

That 2013 novel still sits in a computer file waiting for massive editing to be done. It hasn't quite made into the top five priority of works in progress. But the basis of the story was good and I'm not giving up with getting it polished and salvageable.

So when 2014 NaNo announcements and euphoria hit the social media platform, I screamed, No…