Where You'll Find Me

I'm currently running my blog over at WritersAfterDark.net. I'd love it if you stopped by and hang for a bit! I'll return the favor, promise!

Running two blogs gets a bit difficult, so bear with me while I figure things out. In the meantime, if I could interest you in industry news, writing tips, and poking some fun at writerly problems, you'll find me here:



Thursday, February 18, 2016

On Being a Housewife . . .

So there's this blog . . . 

It's called The Really Real Housewives of America. It has some of my favorite ladies in the blogging world and they post about REAL wifey stuff! Guys! You have to check it out! This group of authors-mommies-wives are so cute and smart and funny! And to prove how cool they are, they even had me over as a host this week. 



Say whaaaaahhhhh? 

Well yes, that's what I said, too. And speaking of saying stuff . . . you know how they say, 
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!”? That's what I did. These ladies had no clue I had no clue how to be a proper housewife. But, hey, I faked it like any other housewife would. About knowledge on house stuff that is O_O. Ahem. 


On Monday, in a post titled "I Don't Need To Clean My House", I talk about, well, not cleaning. And I give some tips on how to do just that. Or not to do. Whatever. Go read it before  you judge me, though ;)

On Wednesday, I shared one of my favorite healthy pizza recipes. A "Chicken CRUST Pizza" (I love pizza!) anyway, the crust is made out of chicken! Perfect for high protein dieters. It's easy and delicious, I promise! 

And tomorrow . . . umm, I went back in time to the 50's in search of marriage advice. Oh boy! I'm not sure that was a good thing. Just be sure to check out "How to Have a Happy Marriage . . . the RETRO Way!"  for yourself. You'll laugh your butt off, because honestly? Stuff like "Your husband is the boss of you" and "put a nice ribbon in you hair for when he comes home from work" is just too darn hilarious!

So there you have it! If not for me, at least give this blog a shot! You'll instantly have access to tons of tips and advice! You're welcome :P

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Writers After Dark — Episode III: Valentine's v. Halloween



Love is in the air . . . so are frowns.

While there are some of us who bask in the pinkness and the heart-filled world that explodes right about now, there are others who are just plain annoyed.

Let's face it: 
Valentine's day is just not for everyone. 
Probably, especially, if you're single. 

As a non-single person, sure, it's nice to have a great date with my sweetheart. It's wonderful that he wants to show me he appreciates me . . . but well, must it be when Hallmark says it must be done? I mean, I won't say no to chocolate goodies, but . . . on the other hand, there's Halloween. When everyone can have candy, chocolate, put on their "fat pants" and be happy. Even those who are single. 

What side are you on? 
Yay or Nay to Valentine's Day?
Would you rather Halloween?

Well, here's Raymond's and my take on these two holidays, which I'm happy to say went off way better than our last episode . . . maybe not as funny, but better for our sanity. Actually, maybe you should compare them and decide for yourself. I may or may not have been under the influence of shots ;)


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!





Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MY WRITING STYLE — Guest Post by Roze Wallin

So excited to have Roze Wallin with me today! She'll be sharing her Writing Style with us!


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Congratulations on your debut novel, Roze!!! This is only the beginning ;)
Take it away!

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My Writing Style

To be honest, my writing style is difficult to explain, mainly because I haven’t had to before. 

When I write pretty much anything, whether it’s a novel, a blog post, a short story, a poem, a lyric, or an article, it is a kind of art, and it’s a glimpse of me at that moment. Most of the time I write as if I’m speaking the story out loud, and a lot of my personality at that moment, gets put into whatever I’m writing. It’s a creation, and a work of art.

I’ve been writing since I was two, but I’ve also been acting since I was about six. My theater studies and passion for acting effects my writing quite a bit, and when I think of telling the story, I see it as a play or a film. I imagine I’m speaking to each individual reader, telling them a story, and that pressure is constant any time I write. I’m much more comfortable creating scripts and screenplays, but expanding those stories into in-depth novels is thrilling. 

When someone reads one of my stories, I always hope they can see everything clearly in their minds. I want it to be almost like reading a film - I want the words to sing. There are always areas to grow, and things to improve, but I’m hoping readers enjoy my novels as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Desi Pere (Swirling Secrets, #1)
Released: February 1st, 2016
Length: 444 Pages
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal


Synopsis: 

Magnhild, is a freak. From her name, right down to the naturally bizarre visage she can't seem to get rid of- she's an odd duck. 

Her life has taken a swirling plunge into the drain the past few months, but it's nothing compared to what's coming. All she wants is to finish school, and start over somewhere fun. Fate, has other plans. 

Enter the Desi Pere underground organization, and three of it's loyal members: They've enlisted Magnhild's cooperation, whether she likes it or not. They mean to exploit her superhuman gifts, ones she didn't think anyone knew about. Overnight, she's dragged into a world, and a war, the normal world doesn't even know exist. The bait: reuniting her with her mother, who's supposed to be dead. 

Danger, confusion, deception, and self-loathing fog each decision Magnhild faces. She desperately hopes to find her mother, and bring meaning to her past of abuse and isolation. 

Will she see through the web society has spun around her, or fall captive to century-old lies? In her search for the truth, she discovers she cannot find what she seeks, without first becoming herself, accepting her inner strength, and embracing her bizarre life...

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About the Author

Roze Wallin is a takes-no-prisoners Renasance woman, an eccentrically free-spirited maverick, and all around goofball extraordinaire. With an intense passion for life and learning, she has a knack for delving into unique areas of interest. Music is her true lifeblood, while books fuel her edacious imagination, providing her with the perfect escape and adventure. Her bubbly personality makes it difficult for her to sit still, giving her plenty of energy to dance, run, and sometimes even fly. 

When she's not exploring something or somewhere new, she can be found indulging in one of her many hobbies. She loves creating new things, spending most of her time on various art projects, cooking, writing, working on classic VWs, or daydreaming. Roze's greatest joys come from laughing with her family, snuggling with her pets, walking in nature, and driving anywhere she can.

While she currently lives in New Mexico with her best friend and hubby of nearly a decade, they are nomads at heart, and can't wait to experience new places soon. As Spiritual Christians, they both love exploring God's world, and cherish any time they're able to travel. Animals are a necessity in their life, and although they currently have four dogs, a cat, a family of bunnies, an iguana and a turtle, they fully plan to add more furry and scaly critters to their home soon. 

Roze's debut novel, Desi Pere, is the first book in her Swirling Secrets trilogy. She enjoys connecting with interesting new people - please feel free to sign up for her newsletter, and catch her on social media!

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