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Archive for February 2018

Reading Challenge 2018: What Can We Read for #1 and #2?

This year for my last mid-week blog of each month I’m sharing updates on our 2018 Reading Challenge. If you’re just tuning in and don’t know about the challenge, you can find out more right here. You can also join my Read Along With Emilie Richards Facebook Group, where we talk about books we’re reading…

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New Orleans At My Fingertips

I’m finishing my latest book, Night Magic, which will be my first original independently published novel. Those of you who read along with me know that I got the idea for writing Night Magic in the midst of readying my backlist novels, Lady of the Night, and Bayou Midnight, for distribution as ebooks. While editing…

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Sunday Inspiration: “I am strong!”

You have to watch this incredible (short) video showing a father motivating his 3 year old daughter, Allya. Each morning she stands in front of a mirror and repeats, “I am strong. I am smart. I am beautiful. I work hard.” And more. What if every child had that kind of encouragement and support? Not a…

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James Patterson: Superstar and Nice Guy

Are you a James Patterson fan? If you are, you have lots of company. Patterson has sold more than 350 million copies of his books since his first novel in 1976 — a few more than me — and he holds the record for the most #1 NYT best sellers, with nearly 70 — which…

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Sunday Inspiration: A Whale of a Story

Are you a fan of the super-star author James Patterson? I’ve only read a couple of his books, but I had the thrill to hear him speak this week at a sold out luncheon supporting the Library Foundation for Sarasota County. I’ll tell you more about his wonderful lecture for my Wednesday blog, but for…

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Five Steps Every Writer Should Take: Part Two

One thing we can say about Five Steps Every Writer Should Take: Part Two? There must have been a Part One. Good news. You can read it here. Here’s a quick summary. Last week I explored the first two steps every writer needs to take. Finding time to write, and finding the right place to…

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Sunday Inspiration: You’re AWESOME!

I’ve shared quite a few “Do you need a good cry?” blogs with you over the years, but here’s one that I guarantee will give you a good laugh — and perhaps a lesson to go along with it. I’m sure all of us have had the experience of herding your way onto a crowded…

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