“It don’t get done just standin’ there lookin’ at it.”

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I heard those words of wisdom on my first day working as a Teamster, in the summer between high school and college. Faced with what looked like an impossible job, Ramon Cancio, my older, more-experienced colleague, said to his young, inexperienced rookie helper … “Well, son, let’s get going. It don’t get done just standin’ there lookin’ at it.”

I still remember those homespun words of wisdom. Especially when I sit down in front of a computer with an idea Continue reading

Was 2014 a Successful Year for You?

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Got to tell you … no matter what else happened in 2014, that I could fill my car with gas that cost $1.75 per gallon (OK, OK …I had some “cents-off coupons”, but still …) qualifies it as a great year, no matter what else happened.

But I jest … sort of.

We all have our own definition of “success”. Since this is a blog about writing, I want to focus on that. But first, allow me to put into perspective the really important things in life: Continue reading

Prefer Paperback? Order now and save $2

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Heads-up, faithful Followers: My newest novel, Kissed By The Snow, is available, and I’m anxious for you to read it.

Kissed By The Snow

If you’d like to hold a print copy in your hands, order the paperback directly from my eStore and use discount code QQKLNUEP at checkout to save $2 off the retail price.

Your honest review is appreciated at Amazon and Goodreads.

What do you get when you … self-publish?

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Do you remember the song that starts with “What do you get when you fall in love?” According to Dionne Warwick “…you only get a life of pain and sorrow.” I’m betting if you changed her words to WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU SELF PUBLISH?, you’d get the same answer. Continue reading