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Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop

My favorite part of summer? Swimming outside! We're celebrating summer with this giveaway hop, hosted by Inspired Kathy.


I'm giving away my New Adult swimming romance Streamlineas well as a $10 Amazon gift card. 

Enter on the Rafflecopter:
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Now hop on over to participating blogs and win stuff!

Then and Now Bloghop

Now that we're older and wiser, it's time for this reflective, fun blog hop!



Thanks to the blog hop hosts with the most:
The Armchair Squid Nicki Elson
Suze Nan Mock
As the Squidster said on his blog, here's a prompt for the hop:

The greatest films stand the test of time, speaking to us in different ways at various life stages. Is there a movie that was a part of your life when you were younger that you see differently now? Like fine wine, has it improved with age or did it die in the bottle? Has maturity brought you new insights you missed in your youth? We want to know all about it!

The movie I choose is the happy coming of age story Ferris Bueller's Day Off.



I adored this movie when it launched in 1986, my freshman year of high school. It was one of the funniest movies I'd ever seen. What a classic take on American high school.



I was a goody-two-shoes in school. I studied like a big ole nerd, and I didn't have time or energy to misbehave due to swimming and volley…

Guest Post: How the Effects of Proper Health Affect Your Writing

#IWSG Indie Publishing Adventure: I Need Your Advice!

Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group, where we share our hopes and dreams.

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh for starting the group: join HERE if you're interested.
I'm taking a week off work to finish my WIP, a college volleyball romance titled Blocked. Only two chapters left! *bounces*


While I've loved working with Omnific Publishing for my first four novels, I don't plan to query publishers this time. My main reason for venturing into indie publishing? Impatience. It takes me so long to finish a novel due to my day job that I don't want to wait the greater part of a year for the book to launch, if I'm lucky enough for my manuscript to be accepted by a publisher.

I also want to try something new and see where it leads me!

I realize professional editing is essential (wow, has it improved my writing over the years), and I plan to hire the amazing editor I've worked with for every novel: Jessica Royer Ocken.

Beyond that, I NEED YOUR HELP! Indie authors, what advice …