Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Page Out of My Book

I have never been offended by people who like to read the end of the book first or peek inside the packages before Christmas, so I wanted to give a quick sneak peek at what work I am doing this … Continue reading

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Why I Love Piracy Sites

I was notified over the weekend that my books were available on a piracy website, and I was thrilled. I know that my reaction should be one of disgust because I’m not being paid for the copies going out, but … Continue reading

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R.I.P. :Dandilyon Fluff.com

As :Dandilyon Fluff approaches the fifth year I realize it’s time for some changes. The original title with the intentional misspelling referred to my online gamer tag of Dandilyon. In the majority of games I’ve ever played, if you see that name … Continue reading

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#Twitterature?

Yesterday I came across the concept of using a Tweet as a literary form on Sheila Deeth’s blog. She did “The Bloody Valentine Blog Hop in 140 characters.” Her post consisted of 140 character Tweets about the darker side of … Continue reading

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Rough Draft: Yesterday’s Bride

Note: This story is part of the Bloody Valentine Horror Hop hosted by fellow author and friend A.F. Stewart. The challenge was to write a story or poem that celebrated anti-romance. Every rose has thorns and every romance can have an … Continue reading

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Horseplay at the Paper

Yesterday’s #TBT post got me thinking back to when I was first trying to get a job at the Beacon, and I started reflecting on what the almost two years have been like working there. Sometimes it’s been incredibly stressful as … Continue reading

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#TBT: Almost Hired at the Beacon

Remember when I was holding my breath to find out if I was going to be hired at the newspaper? I had forgotten that pins and needle, suffocating excitement. It was butterflies in my stomach for a month while I … Continue reading

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An Author’s Uphill Battle

It’s tough enough to be a writer and fight off normal things like writer’s block. Ericka Santana is a successful author who has had her share of battles – both on the keyboard and off. Ericka was born in Matamoros, … Continue reading

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How To Be Happy

There are many ways to find happiness. Here’s one…

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A Trip to Barset Shire

I’ve been reading a pleasant blog lately, Lord David Prosser’s BarsetShireDiaries. His writing is gentle, edifying and full of good things. It’s like having a satisfying meal with family and friends and shows the world at its best. He’s also … Continue reading

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