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Snippet #3

May 22, 2017



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Another Monday, another snippet from The Reluctant Emissary! I hope you enjoy!

An hour later, Eshan found himself sitting in a drab cell, on a metal bench bolted to the floor, waiting to appear before a judge. He’d been questioned by the on-duty detective then photographed, fingerprinted and relieved of all of his possessions other than the clothes he was wearing. Hours drifted by and still Eshan sat, motionless, elbows on his knees, his hands knitted together and his head bent over as if he were praying. Silence his only companion.

Snippet #2

May 15, 2017

PHOTO CREDIT: Phoenix Lights

Happy Monday, friends! How about another snippet from The Reluctant Emissary to start off your week?

A low whine passing above him caused him to look up. The matte gray underbelly of an inner solar ship passed high overhead, it’s landing lights flashing like a strobe light. As long as I live, I will never get used to those ships.

Snippet #1

May 8, 2017

Getting closer…

Maybe it was this exact parking spot. Or maybe it was the weather. Whatever it was, he was suddenly thrown back two years ago, to the night he had met her. The woman that had finally made him feel like he had a purpose in this filthy, overpopulated, alien-dominated world. Even Alaska, “The Last Frontier,” was beginning to feel crowded as people looked for an escape from the jam-packed mega-cities.

There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel

April 24, 2017

I haven’t posted in a very long while. It’s not that I haven’t been busy. I got a bug in my bonnet to make myself write a book. And actually FINISH it this time.

A couple of days ago, I got the final rounds of edits back from my beloved developmental editor. And now it’s with the line editor. She’ll have it back to me around May 5th.

I have my cover done by the very talented Christian. (If you want to see my cover, it’s on my homepage. Right here.)

What’s left? Um…since this is my first rodeo with self-publishing, I’m going to shotgun here and list some of the things I think or know I still have to do:

  1. Write a blurb. I suck at these. Like “eighth grader oral book report” kinda suck.
  2. Formatting. I have no friggin idea at this point. I’m hoping the Scrivner gods will deliver me a perfectly formatted manuscript.
  3.  Mailing List. After three hair-pulling days, I was finally able to get the newsletter sign-up thingy working on my website. Now I just have to find people and convince them they need it. (People like YOU! So get on it! Kidding, I’m not going to hunt you down and force you to sign up. Yet.)
  4. Newsletter content. If you think I suck at blog posts, wait ’til you see my newsletter. #cryinginmywhiskey

I think that’s enough pain and misery for one post. Happy Monday, everyone. Now, get out there and be the lion!

14 Memes only writers can relate to

September 25, 2016

This was too funny NOT to share!

Christian Meneses

1. When people get hyped at NANOWRIMO

2. What you hear 90% of the times you say you are working on a novel

3. And you try to explain how hard writing a novel actually is

4. But then there’s always that person that says he/she is a writer but in reality just write at Wattpad

5. When that same person sends you his/her work for feedback

6. And you realize originality is not what big publishers are looking for

7. When you try to understand what successful authors do

8. And you understand that the reason why those book sell is because people mainly read to have conversation topics

9. And everyone is into the same book at the same time

10. But of course you need to stay off sacred topics

11. And then you go home because you felt the urge to work but…

12. And you…

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Pounding the Keys

September 17, 2016

I am going to be taking a hiatus from blogging until I finish the first draft of my science fiction WIP. I have two chapters to go and I REALLY want to make that my first priority.

Happy Writing!

Interview with Author Tracee Ford

August 19, 2016

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Today, I’d like to introduce you to Tracee Ford. What? You haven’t heard of her yet? Ok then. How about a little of her background to catch you up. (Taken from her blog):

“Tracee Ford, better known as “The Smart Mouth Writer,” has been telling stories her whole life. She is an award-winning novelist and the founder of Ozwind Publishing, LLC.

Tracee’s first novel, The Fine Line, won a Five Star Reader’s Favorite Award in 2013 and her second book, Idolum, is also the winner of a Reader’s Favorite Award and was nominated by the Paranormal Romance Guild for Best Romantic Suspense novel of 2013, winning second place. Her third novel, Through Glass Darkly, won first place for Best Paranormal Romance (General) of 2015 and the Between Worlds Series won second place for Best Paranormal Romance of 2015.

Tracee has walked many paths in her life as a playwright, director, and a puppeteer. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Psychology which she earned from Shawnee State University. Currently, she is an instructor for the SSU Department of English & Humanities as well as the Department of Social Sciences. She also has a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota.

Tracee’s interest in the paranormal and her life experience has given her keen insight into the shadows that haunt our society, making her a brilliant author of suspense, but she is excited to expand her writing by exploring other genres. Tracee Ford is ready to take your hand and lead you on fantastic and thrilling new adventures.”

Now that we know a little more about our new friend, how about a couple of questions:

1. Is there a story in you that you are having a hard time getting out?
YES! I actually have 4 books that are partially written. 

If so, what do you think is keeping you from writing it?
Time, or lack thereof, is and always will be my enemy.

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