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My New Gig and a What the Heck? Moment

I have a new gig. The funniest part: that’s the ACTUAL name of it. If you’re looking for someone to write your evil synopsis or proofread your story before you submit it, check me out on Fiverr. I have affordable rates. Really. If you have a 100,000-word novel, I would proofread it for $550. That’s …

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Time for TRUTH to Debut

Today, Roane Publishing releases TRUTH, a new romance novel. Hiding secrets is a huge theme in genre fiction. But the truth always comes out. I read Truth by Avery Woods in August. Look for my review on Thursday. Blurb Sometimes you shouldn’t ask questions you aren’t prepared to hear the answers to… Cori Winters life seems …

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Banning Unrealistic Expectations

In a society where expectations rule decision-making processes, it’s past time to understand the difference between those that are realistic and unrealistic. We owe it to ourselves and our families to put a ban on setting unreachable standards. Beginning on March 10, a series of posts about expectations has been featured on this blog. The …

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What do you want to do when you grow up?

When I first started school I wanted to be a teacher. Who wouldn’t want to boss everyone around? By fourth grade, I loved making up stories, so I decided I wanted to be a novelist. Later…solving mysteries seemed exciting, so how about becoming an FBI agent? Like most kids, my thoughts about the future vacillated from …

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Expecting Your Kid to Go to College could be the Wrong Idea

College. Everyone needs to go to college. This is what the media, the president, and most teachers tell young people. In grade school, they start talking to you about college. What college are you considering? What do you want to be when you grow up? Yes, you need a college degree to be a fireman. Yes, …

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Expectations: Drowning our Young People’s Dreams

Expectations. They’re like a ball and a chain around our neck pulling us to the abyss beneath the sea. Why do we put so much emphasis on to me? This is an especially important topic for young adults who are the audience for the books I write. They are in a phase of their life …

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After Graduation

This time of year, people all over America are asking the question, “What happens after graduation?” Does this middle-aged coed have an original question? Well, no, but my answer comes more quickly to my lips than what a high school graduate might flippantly toss into conversation. I might even have a more definitive plan than …

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