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    Look, over there!

    Having embarked on self-publishing, I’ve been thinking about how to streamline a few things. There’s a LOT to do when you’re writing and getting a release ready. Therefore, instead of continuing to maintain this blog, I’m doing all communications over at Substack. You can sign up for the newsletter if you like (I’d sure appreciate it if you’re interested in my books!), or you can review entries in a blog-like fashion over there. Either way, I’m happy to have you around!

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    Publishing news…of a sort

    Hello, reader. You’re probably here because you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (and if you don’t and you want to, links for all social media are above the header). Today I announced that my agent and I have very amicably parted ways. We think the world of each other but have decided to dissolve our professional partnership. I will always be grateful for her steady cheerleading, keen editorial eye, and warm generosity. That being said, I feel it’s time for me to branch out on my own. I’m going to be self-publishing, starting with my Center Stage series: Acting…

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    On Submission? Check This Out…

    The lovely ladies at All The Kissing asked me to write an article about how to cope with being on submission, or “on sub.” (For those who haven’t experienced this, it’s when your agent takes your manuscript to acquiring editors and you…wait. If you’re interested in my coping strategies for this stressful time, I hope you like it!

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    “I’ll take ‘Office Supplies I Can’t Live Without’ for $500, Alex”

    Twitter recently acquainted me with this  But why do I feel like you need this haha @jayetria pic.twitter.com/14jabszky1 — dawn (@dawnlanuza) August 25, 2018 These are a thing! They exist! I feel I should order them for editing my own work:  And I also feel I should order these for my beta readers and critique partners:  Affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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    “That Speech” – A Letter in Support of Suzanne Brockmann

    At the RWA National Conference in Denver this year, the prolific and fierce Suzanne Brockmann received the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. I, personally, was thrilled. Not only because I love her work, but because the fact that she was going to be in the same place as I was gave me a chance to meet her. And when the time came, I had zero chill, let me tell you. Um. Can you tell I cried when I met @SuzBrockmann? She and @JasonTGaffney were so gracious. pic.twitter.com/08iNUjfYos — Adele Buck 📚🇳🇴 is home from #RWA18 (@_AdeleBuck) July 21, 2018 She…

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    Recipe-English Toffee

    I’m not much of a cook. I used to cook, because I had to. But then I married Mr. B. He actually enjoys cooking and he’s much, much better at it than I am. So the cooking gradually became his domain. I clean up. The division of labor works. And while I don’t cook (well, much), I do bake. Our Christmases are filled with julekake (Norwegian Christmas bread). I also make English toffee. Toffee is one of those things where, if you can make it, people look at you like you just got your Hogwarts letter. You’re a Wizard, Harry! They…