Posts Tagged "2013"


This November I intend to literally GIVE thanks, and I’d like to invite you to join me. I am planning to host four gargantuan give-a-ways (one each week in the month of November) for readers, followers, and friends, to show my appreciation for their support. It would be a pleasure and honor to share your work with all of them, so if you’d like to donate your novel or e-book, I will add it to one of the weeks of your choice...

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This weekend I was hanging out with some fantastic friends, new and old. I have been personally challenged to work through my fears and ‘seize the year’! I received encouragement from respected authors, learned more about the techniques authors use to write and promote their novels, and discussed the future of YA as a whole. UtopYA is a… “…convention for female authors of paranormal stories involving...

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We are a week away from Book Expo America, and I thought it would be fun to share some bits of wisdom that I’ve acquired over the last few years.  If you’re reading this post, you have already made plans to attend BEA, or you are thinking about attending in the future.  I feel sorry for those of you that fit into the latter category, because that means you have to wait a whole year for BEA ’14! Let’s start with...

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My 2013 Mode! CAREEN: Definition: tilt; move wildly down path It is my goal to be purposeful this year.  While it may look like I’m ‘moving wildly down my path’, I want to take the initiative to be more aware and thoughtful of everything I am working on.  Now, I know what you’re thinking, starting another blog can’t possibly make your life any easier!  You’re right. I am not looking for easier, I...

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