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December 30, 2016

Writing with Soul

December 27, 2016

Writing with soul. That seems like an easy thing to do, but it's a lot harder than it seems. Stephen King (who everyone knows is my favorite author) and JK Rowling have mastered infusing soul into the books they write. That's one of the reasons their books sell so well. For JK Rowling, she's not…

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A Weekend in Baltimore!

October 7, 2016

The Baltimore Book Festival was last month and it was so much fun! I brought Maggie with me, she's one of my editors (Stephanie Martin is the other). We decided to make a weekend of it and head up on Friday after work.

We got to Maryland Friday night. We were both starving so we wen…

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Outline Killers

September 5, 2016

Plotter or Pantser?

That's the question asked in writer circles around the world. I am a proud, card carrying, plotter.

My plotting method is a bit crazy, but it works for me. First, I plot out the beginning of the book. I go as far as I can easily get. Once I'm happy with what I have, I write…

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Creating Characters

September 2, 2016

I have a staring problem.

Honest. I stare at people longer than I should. Sometimes someone catches me doing it, too. When it's a man, often he thinks I'm flirting with him. But I'm not. I'm a writer and being curious about people is sort of my job. It's what makes me able to create believable ch…

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Re-calibrating

August 20, 2016

Since I've gone indie, one thing that I find myself doing a few times a year is....

reviewing then re-calibrating if necessary. What I mean by that is, I step back and look at all of my stats and decide if I like what I see. If I do like what I see, I continue doing what I'm doing. If I don't lik…

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The best cookie recipe ever!

July 26, 2016
Taste of Home Winning Recipes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies...

Believe me when I say these cookies are amazing! The recipe isn't mine, though. It comes from the, Taste of Home Winning Recipes cookbook. Click this link if you'd like to have your own cookbook. Hands…

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The differences between writing horror vs. erotic romance

July 24, 2016

People have told me that they've read books I've written and had nightmares. This fills me with such joy. But I've also been told by readers that they've read something I wrote under my pseudonym and had to go find their husband after they finished the book. This also makes me happy. Some people thi…

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Sunday Q&A Vlog - Improving as a writer

June 27, 2016

Sunday Q&A Vlog - Plotting of flying by the seat of your pants

June 27, 2016

Sunday Q&A Vlog - How to get published

June 27, 2016

 

 

What's with the free books!!!

June 23, 2016
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    One of the things people often ask indie authors has to do with book pricing. They wanna know what's with all the free books. The thought is that if an author sells a book for $.99 or (gasp) gives it away for free, it's because they don't think the story is worth much. But that couldn't be f…

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The perfect and inexpensive date night

June 9, 2016
Movie Night

I am an unrepentant and sappy romantic. I love all things that have to do with romance. That goes double for romantic dates, which probably isn't surprising since I write romance. But there seems to be a disconnect somewhere between men and women. W…

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How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover

May 27, 2016

I have noticed some interesting things out in the dating world. Things that have inspired me to create this list of tips on, How NOT TO Date a Romantic Fiction Lover.

You may think your chances of randomly coming across a romantic fiction lover are slim, but you'd be surprised how many of us there…

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My Daily Commute

May 4, 2016

Once upon a time...

I worked in a corporate office and had to drive to work every day. I may again, someday, but while I don't have to, I'm enjoying it. I'd wake up late, pray, say hello to the kitties, then rush to shower and dress. I'd get annoyed on the drive to work by all the stupid dri…

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Making things easier for readers!

April 25, 2016

I'm changing things up a bit. I'm switching my romance titles from Heather Elizabeth King to Adrienne Kama. One of the things that's important with publishing is branding. Good branding makes it easier for the reader to buy the kind of books they want to read. For instance, if they see the name Heat…

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Changing Gears

April 21, 2016

I've started on the next Zoe Matthews book and wow, what a change. I finished up the Doomsday edit earlier in the year, wrote Jaden's Joy (I'm not sure yet when I'll be releasing that one), and have started on the next Zoe Matthews book. All three books are completely different, though Doomsday…

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Staying Productive

March 11, 2016

There are so many distractions in the world today. And there are so many new distractions that authors didn’t have to think about 15 - 20 years ago. Things like:

  • Super-duper Cable TV (there are about 100 new channels that didn’t exist before)
  • Smart Phones
  • Social Media
  • Games on Sm…

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Postcards from the Edge!

March 10, 2016

Okay, so I'm not really on the edge. I'm just in my office, writing. I've been writing full time for a little over two months now and I've noticed a few interesting things that I thought I'd share.

Ready? Here goes:

1. Being alone all day takes getting used to. I'm single, so without my full-t…

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Back of the Book Content

February 29, 2016

I'm putting on my author hat today to talk about something indie authors often overlook when they're formatting their books. The type of formatting I'm talking about happens after the book is finished and edited, but before it's uploaded to online retailers like Amazon or Barnes and Noble. What is t…

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