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Excerpt From My New Urban Fantasy Novel!


How would  you guys like a sneak peek at my new urban fantasy novel, The Organ Reapers? Launching Fall 2014 so keep your eyes peeled for the launch date announcement! The Organ Reapers Chapter One “Tani, is that him?” Keena whispered. Tani nodded. “It is. He looks exactly like the drawing Master Kelhar gave us.” […]

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Steampunk Takes Over the Grand Valley!


The Grand Valley Magazine did an entire issue dedicated to the steampunk genre in the hopes of generating interest for the steampunk convention coming to Grand Junction, CO at the end of this month (Sept 26-28th). The photo shoot was superbly fun and the pictures are awesome! Here’s just a little taste of what the […]

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The Amazing Allure of the Con: Why Do You Attend?


My FB newsfeed is often filled with folks dressed up in impressive cosplay, showing off their love for their favorite fictional characters at any number of scifi/fantasy conventions. I love seeing the photos with the celebrity guests, the autographed books people pick up from their favorite authors, the various tidbits and trinkets from local vendors. […]

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Doctor Shay Gets Her Dance On


My sister, Bree, and Kevin tied the knot a few weekends ago and I have to say, the wedding was the most epic occasion. Not just for the nuptials but for the reception afterwards. They had karaoke and there was lots of singing and dancing. And drinking and dancing and more singing. And then more drinking. […]

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Desperate Reflections: Available Through Booktrope Publishing


Desperate Reflections, the third book of the Alexis Davenport series is now available through your favorite online book sellers! Blurb: In this final book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport Series, we find Alex dealing with more drama than ever: her first break-up, her mom’s new boyfriend, and attempting to learn the secrets of her […]

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Desperate Reflections COVER REVEAL!


Here it is, the cover for the third book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series! Isn’t it magnificent???? *jumps up and down* I have loved all the covers but I have a soft spot for purple and outer space so this one has a special place in my heart :D The official launch date […]

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Doctor Who Premier on the BIG SCREEN!! *SPOILERS*


Okay guys I just gotta be fan girling again so just bear with me. If I don’t get this out I just may spontaneously combust or something. ***Spoilers ahead so if you haven’t seen the episode don’t read any further!*** I was fortunate enough to be able to see the season premier of Doctor Who […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy!


I finally saw this movie last night with some friends and if you haven’t seen it then for the love of all things Marvel, GO SEE IT! drop whatever it is you’re doing and go see this movie. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the movie. Images and dialog keep flitting through my […]

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In the Books featuring Across the Fields by Bethanie Armstrong


Originally posted on The BiaLog:
Good morning and welcome to a surprise edition of In the Books, featuring Across the Fields by Bethanie Armstrong. (Gotta keep you guys on your toes. :) ) The story begins following a young woman named Cami Crenshaw. Cami is the type of person we’d love to meet. Sweet, kind,…

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My Steampunk Alter Ego


I got the chance to dress up in my steampunk costume yesterday. The local library hosted Sherry Ficklin and I so we could chat with folks about the genre and to tell them more information about the steampunk convention coming to Grand Junction at the end of September. We started the afternoon with the movie Van Helsing followed by […]

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How I Almost Died After Seeing a Spider


Okay, this may be a wee bit exaggerated but at the time it felt like I was going to have a heart attack. I really don’t like spiders. Like… really really REALLY don’t like spiders.   I’m in my shed and I grabbed the bowl I use for fresh water for the birdbath off the shelf. […]

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My Aha Moment!


Imagine my surprise when I was contacted by a representative of Mutual of Omaha’s “My Aha Moment” to ask if I would share an Aha! moment from my life. I really thought about what I could possibly use that people would be remotely interested in hearing about. One event kept coming to the forefront of […]

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My First Successful Moon Pictures


Woohoo!! I can’t believe I did it! :D With the help of a wonderful Facebook friend (check out some of his amazing photos here), I managed to get some really nice shots of the near full moon last  night. Camera: Canon Rebel T3. To make sure the moon was in focus, I used the little […]

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In Praise of Boredom and Single-Tasking


Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
from motivatedPhotos.com Have you noticed how we never get bored any more?  We always multitask, rarely doing just the one thing.  Last week I came across a number of articles about boredom and how useful – and highly unusual, nowadays – it is.  I guess that is because of…

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Photography For Sale


I decided to put some of my pictures up for sale on Pixels.com :)  You can order various size prints (with or without frames) as well as greeting cards (single or by the pack). I picked some of my best mountain images and think many of them would make great prints for an office or […]

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