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No ABNA this year?

So I thought about it. And I’m still thinking about it, because this would be the entry for my fourth book, and the final book for the first arc. But honestly, I don’t think I want to do the Amazon … Continue reading

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And so it begins…ABNA 2012

Late last night, between rampant coughing and inability to sleep because of said coughing, I entered the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The beautiful thing about self-publishing is that you have the freedom to enter those sorts of competitions. Per … Continue reading

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I thought so

I didn’t make it into ABNA this year. No worries – next time. Though, truthfully, I didn’t expect to make it. I wasn’t prepared in the least, and the beginning of the book, while pretty damn humorous in a few … Continue reading

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Whew.

The past 72 hours have left me more than a bit exhausted. The one topic that never, ever fails to get me to bristle is politics. And, unless I absolutely must – as in the case of Rep. Giffords; I … Continue reading

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ABNA reviews

Apparently, Round 2 of ABNA also garners reviews. And for the record, I don’t mind negatives – I know the flaws within Book 1; the cold open/CSI-style approach is very difficult to translate into written word and even more difficult … Continue reading

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Update, at last!

I am not on the quarterfinalists’ list – but I’m not disappointed. I still made it to Round 2 with Book 1! Which means, next year is another shot, with Book 2. Up next: 2010 Nashville Book Festival, as well … Continue reading

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The waiting is killing me. Yes, Amazon is late with posting the ABNA results. Also, just occurred to me that I may well have selected the wrong segments of the books to use as CreateSpace preview excerpts. Beginning to Book … Continue reading

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