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Cody and the Heart of a Champion — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "You sit down and you do it, and you do it, and you do it, until you have learned to do it." ~ Ursula K. Le Guin ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Cliffhangers are a great way to keep those pages turning. Anne R. Allen’s partner Ruth Harris has a… Continue reading Cody and the Heart of a Champion — Review & Giveaway

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20 Recipes Kids Should Know — Review

Thought for the Day: “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: It is always a good idea to inject humor into your writing, but doing it well isn’t easy. The Creative Penn has a good post HERE with some hints about humor.… Continue reading 20 Recipes Kids Should Know — Review

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Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of 'The Elements of Style.' The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they're happy.” ~ Dorothy Parker ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Jane… Continue reading Simon Grey and the March of a Hundred Ghosts — Review & Giveaway

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My Fate According to the Butterfly — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Will Durant ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: David Griffin Brown has a guest post HERE on The Creative Penn that will help you create memorable characters. Edie Jarolim has a post HERE with 5… Continue reading My Fate According to the Butterfly — Review & Giveaway

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The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins — Review

Thought for the Day: “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” ~ Colin Powell ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writer’s Digest has a good column HERE by Ann Garvin that will give you 10 Ways To Hook Your Reader (and Reel Them in for Good). How much… Continue reading The True History of Lyndie B. Hawkins — Review

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The Dollar Kids — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” ~ Ray Bradbury ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: In the very first critique group I joined, a long, long time ago, one of the participants told us… Continue reading The Dollar Kids — Review & Giveaway

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Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends — Review

Thought for the Day: “I like to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” ~ Stephen King ~` Gifts for My Writer Friends: Getting the passive voice out of our writing and using the active voice is so important. HERE is a good article from Just Publishing Advice about free tools that… Continue reading Absolutely Alfie and the First Week Friends — Review