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How Do You Uniquely Define Success?

  Attract the Right Job or Clientele: No two people are exactly alike and so we each uniquely hold a differing vision of success. It is useless for someone to dictate what our goals should be if our passion isn’t there. Some may view success as holding onto a job without being fired until a new one comes along. For others, meticulous goals or seemingly impossible dreams define their ambition. My Story My original definition of success was a combination of a few thoughts. The first was not to get fired and to toughen up regarding the discriminatory work environments. Behind the goal was the purpose of earning sales so that I could contribute to college expense. However, as confidence built, m...
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Crooks in history

I have just delivered a 33.000 unproofed manuscript to all those that last summer supported my crowdfunding for the fist Italian-language outing of BUSCAFUSCO. The book is called La Storia Fatta coi Cialtroni (literally “History made with slobs”) and it is a first collection of eccentrics, adventurers, loose women and other assorted crooks and cranks across the last three centuries. The proper book will come out (hopefully) for Christmas or (more likely) for Twelfth Night, and it was a hoot to put together and a cow to edit. That’s why I sent off an unproofed version. My Patreon supporters will probably get new excerpts of a second volume, and some English-language snippets of the first. Bec...
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A Joy-Filled Christmas

The tree(s) have been up for a couple of weeks now.  The house is decorated and we are experiencing “hygge“, the recently popular Danish expression that goes far beyond the definition of the word.  I can’t help but giggle that in the … Continue reading → Original link

Alterni Book Release Day!

Yay, it’s finally book launch day!  This also means my blog/Twitter/Instagram giveaways have ended, and I moments ago sent “Congrats!” notices to the winners via Twitter and Instagram. Here are the correct answers to the giveaway questions and fill-in-the-blanks: Twitter … Continue reading → Original link

Spirit Animals: Cats

I have a student who has a black cat attached to her.  It is her spirit animal.  So, I wanted to dive in a little deeper to understand the significance of this animal spirit.  I know that the Egyptians held the cat in high regards.  They were keepers of magic in ancient Egypt.  How do these magical creatures impact our lives today?  I did some research and found some answers.  If you happen to have a kitty cat attached to you as a spirit animal, you will be very interested in what I’ve found.  As always, crediting can be found in the reference section. The first thing I found is who the cat is drawn to.  These animals are very wise and timeless.  They are explorers, so it stands to reason th...
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Book Launch Spotlight ~ Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey, by Nicola Tallis

New on Amazon UK and Amazon US A significant retelling of the often-misunderstood tale of Lady Jane Grey's journey through her trial and execution―recalling the dangerous plots and web of deadly intrigue in which she became involuntarily tangled, and which ultimately led to a catastrophic conclusion. "Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same.” These were the heartbreaking words of a seventeen-year-old girl, Lady Jane Grey, as she stood on the scaffold awaiting death on a cold February morning in 1554. Minutes later her head was struck from her body with a single stroke of a heavy axe. Her death for high treason sent shockwaves through the Tudor world, and...
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A Perfect 10 with Melanie Jayne

Author Don Massenzio Today’s perfect 10 interview session is with author Melanie Jayne. The questions in these interviews are designed to gain more insight into the inspiration, background and strategy of the authors that stop by. Please enjoy this edition of A Perfect 10 and look for an exciting announcement regarding all of the participating authors for 2018. Does writing energize or exhaust you? Wow, let’s jump right into making me sound like a crazy woman. I’m in the process of writing my twelfth book and I’ve finally figured out a few things about my process. I am a slow starter. Although I’m a Planner and I have a very extensive outline, the first third of the book is a grind. I wonder...
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Special Guest Interview with Author Anne O’Brien

Available on  Amazon UK  and  Amazon US From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Queen’s Choice The untold story of Joan of Kent, the mastermind behind the reign of child-King Richard II. A tale of treachery, power-hungry families and legal subterfuges. ‘What would enhance the pattern of my life further? One word slid into my mind. A seductive word. A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.’  Today I would like to welcome author Marcia Meara: Tell us about your latest book My latest book is The Shadow Queen starring Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent, who became Princess of Wales through her marriage to Edward, the Black Prince, and King's Mother when her son Richard II took the throne....
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Sharing My Christmas Reads

After surviving a grueling (but gratifying) November where I focused exclusively on my NaNoWriMo project, I needed to destress and start preparing for Christmas. To get into the mood of the season, I decided to look for Christmas novellas that can be easily read in one sitting. Thankfully, I didn’t have to look too far. Over the past year, six author friends–two Canadian and four American–have released delightful reads that transported me from the west coast of Canada, across the American Midwest and Southwest, to the eastern seaboard. Will a Christmas wish give a lonely author a family? Mystery writer, Joel Carpenter, has no time for romance. He has a deadline to meet, and too many skeleton...
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Music and war, love and memory, and more

I am thrilled to find a five-star review  for my WWII spy thriller, Marriage before Death .  The review  written by top Amazon reviewer and author Sheila Deeth. In addition to her  novel,  Divide by Zero , she has written The Five Minute Bible Story Series, and other books.  With a Masters in mathematics from Cambridge University, England, she is a a top reviewer  for Amazon, Goodreads, Gather and other reading sites. This is what she says: 4.0 out of 5 stars Music and war, love and memory, and more By Sheila Deeth VINE VOICE on December 10, 2017 Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase Fifth in the Still Life with Memories series, Marriage before Death takes readers to the dangerous small...
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The Golden Series Blog Tour and #Giveaway

Unicorn Gold The Golden Series Book 1 by Kathryn Celeste Genre: Paranormal Romance Rourke is a unicorn shape shifter and a virgin. Sent back from Alter Earth to rescue the paranormal beings who were left behind when magic left this world he is forced to confront the fact that unicorns seem to have vanished from the world. Kaitlyn is a veterinarian with healing abilities. Unaware of the origin of her gifts she tries to live life under the radar. Then  she meets Rourke. For the first time in her life sparks fly. But Rourke has his own secrets of his own. Secrets that threaten to turn Kaitlyns world upside down. Hunted  by those who fear their gifts will Rourke and Kaitlyn be able to overcome e...
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Inspiration isn’t enough

Hey everyone! It’s gearing up to be a super busy weekend. 6 days until we see the new ‘Star Wars’ movie! Yeah, that’s my fandom of choice. We can discuss that another time, though. Everyone talks about being creative, finding inspiration from the things around them. You can read countless stories on social media about how a writer looked at a situation, did a mental, ‘what if’, and turned it into a story. The thing is, inspiration isn’t enough to make it as an author. You need the self discipline and determination to sit yourself down and finish the story. You need the critical eye and willingness to realize that the first draft is just that – a draft – and changes need to be made. Some will...
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Holiday Nut Mix ~ #recipes Homemade Gift idea #Christmas

I am not a crafty person.  I'm creative, in terms of dreaming up plot twists and developing characters, but the closest I usually get to designing gorgeous gifts or beautiful centerpieces is adding pictures I love with instructions I know I can't follow to my  Pinterest boards .  I'm in awe of people who have that kind of talent. But I *can* follow simple recipes, and a few years ago, my sister-in-law, who always hosts Christmas with a dazzling display of gourmet food and stunning displays, served a nut mix that I just couldn't get enough of.  And hey, it's nuts--a good for you food, packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.  Even with the seasoning, it'...
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Special Guest Interview with Author Robert Gately

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US A dynamic book set in small town Pennsylvania which explores the intangible ties that form a family, a community and the influence that one man can make crossing social and economic lines. Readers will fall in love with Henry. Today I would like to welcome author Robert Gately Tell us about your latest book My latest book, South of Main Street, has all the human twists and turns that one comes to expect from a Hallmark kind of story. The trouble begins when our hero inherits a multi-million dollar estate when his wife dies. His daughter sues him for financial control of the estate which sends him on a quest to prove he is normal - not an easy thing to do ...
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“Fever” is out

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The Pro Se Thriller of the Week is, to me, a fine example of a simple idea elegantly executed: four thriller series, new episodes coming out alternatively one er week. The offer includes the techno-thriller of THE OUT OF TIMERS, the police procedural of MURDER, AR, the sophisticated caper thriller of AKA THE SINNER and the supernatural thriller of HARRIDAN. Four series, six episodes each, each episode written by a different writer. A total of twenty-four novellas, one per week for six months, at a ridiculous price. The tag-line of Thriller of the Week is the future of digital storytelling. And I am part of this, having sold four stories to Pro Se Productions, one for each series. And today, ...
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Lessons Learned from Agatha Christie: The Omission Says It All.

#BlogShare #WriterTips #Plot #AgathaChristie #Poitot Jean Lee's World Studying Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries has been a real treat this year. But like any favorite food, its taste has grown a touch stale on my writing pallette. Before I take a good, long break from one of the greatest authors of all time, I wanted to share one of the lessons learned from what many consider to be her masterpiece:  And Then There Were None.  I had written this book because it was so difficult to do that the idea had fascinated me. That people had to die without it becoming ridiculous or the murderer being obvious. I wrote the book after a tremendous amount of planning, and I was pleased with what I had ma...
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#NewRelease from @CharityParkerso The only thing worse than suffering a broken heart is being forced to pretend it never happened. For two years, Mara kept a secret. She was in love with two members of her security team—Landon and Early. As an actress, she’s always in the spotlight. Keeping her reputation intact is more important than anything. Until the day came that she no longer cared. Loving Early and Landon meant too much to keep hiding. That was the day she lost them. For a year, Mara has suffered in silence. The world doesn’t see her loss. They don’t know she’s broken. She’s never been more alone. Her downhill spiral forces Kieran Steele to step in, sending her someone to watch over her. Som...
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Music Monday: Little Saint Nick

I’ve always thought this was a fun song.   The entire album is delightful, but this track is a true favorite.  Enjoy today’s Blogmas entry, “Little Saint Nick,” by the Beach Boys. Original link

Hussars & Hackers – return to Drachenstahl

Back in… oh, it was probably 1984, I first tried my hand at a series of short stories set in a post-catastrophic future, in which micronations (but they were not called micronations back then) were the last surviving bastion of order in a world in which environmental and economic disaster had created billions of refugees. I had just read a book about the coming ice age (it looked legit), so I threw that idea in. I had been reading The Prisoner of Zenda for the first time, too, and I sort of wanted to mix the small operetta nation/state of the book with a sort of futuristic and cyberpunkoid stories. Hussars and Hackers, if you will. So I imagined this small Alpine nation, called Drachenstahl ...
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HIs life is on the line and she's the only one who can save him. ONE SHINGLE TO HANG by DeAnn Smallwood #amreading #western #cowboy #historical

TODAY'S REVOLVING BOOK is the western historical romance ONE SHINGLE TO HANG by DeANN SMALLWOOD. WHAT IT'S ABOUT: (SCROLL DOWN TO READ AN EXCERPT) A woman with too much knowledge was at risk for insanity. Their fragile mind couldn’t handle it. That’s what Lil had been told when she went against convention and became an attorney. The 1800’s had fewer women lawyers than women doctors. Her pride knew no bounds when she hung her shingle—L.M. Wentfield, Attorney At Law. Drew was a struggling cattle rancher, building a fledging Hereford empire. He was working toward that goal when he was accused of rustling and faced possible hanging. He needed a lawyer—a good one—a man. Che...
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