Author Spotlight: Trish Marie Dawson

Originally posted on pelicanfreak:

I’d like to take a few minutes to spotlight another author; this one happens to be my favorite currently and as 2 of her books can be grabbed for FREE on amazon right now, it seemed like a good time.

Trish Marie Dawson is an amazing writer and her stories tend to fall into more than one genre. Many of the genre labels attached to her works are labels I wouldn’t bother with in the past. Reading her books has taught me to ignore the genre label & keep an open mind.

My first book of hers was ‘I Hope You Find Me’ and it’s still a favorite. As it happens it’s sequel is already out and she’s working on the third in this series as we speak. The book is FREE on amazon right now – here:

The book has…

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Happy Monday!


It’s my first time online and that’s because I had to do school with the new Kindergartener and 6th Grader. All done for the day, so now it’s time to settle them down for a bit of quiet time and get Riley to cooperate for a bit. I hope YOUR Monday is treating you well. Find something to smile at today – or someone. :)

NEW Station Series Novelette Release!

Kerry-Anne is HERE!

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Fans of The Station Series will be happy to read the third Station novelette out this summer about innocent Kerry-Anne and how she came to arrive at the Station. Told from her perspective, readers get an insight into the inner workings of Kerry-Anne’s mind, and her early experiences in the Station after-life. Who was she before she died, and who is she now? The answers are waiting for you…

‘Kerry-Anne’ is the third of three Station Series novelettes to be released this summer!

Join the Release Party on Facebook HERE for your chance to win an Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Happy Reading!

Here is my interview with Trish Marie Dawson

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:


Name – Trish Marie Dawson
Age – 35
Where are you from – California, USA
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc – Married, with children (lol)

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
My ninth self-published work will be released on August 15th, so that’s pretty exciting.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing my first book in December of 2011 after my daughter asked me what I’d always wanted to be when I grew up. When my reply was ‘a writer’, she told me to write a book! Her reasoning was, I’d spent her entire life telling her she could do whatever she wanted, so I should follow my own advice. She’s a pretty smart kid.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment I published my first book in June of 2012. I’ve since learned that publishing…

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Cover Reveal – Kerry-Anne

KERRY-ANNE, A Station Series Novelette

Kerry-Anne is the third and final (for this summer, anyway) Station Series novelette, and now you get to see her cover!

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You’ll get to read more about her past and how she came to arrive at the Station, just like Mallory and Niles. Read on for an excerpt…

“Some people think that when a loved one is in a coma, you should talk to them and touch them, so as to let them know you are there. This way the person doesn’t feel alone. They fight to come back – back from death. But no one really gets what it’s like. Being stuck in the middle of where you were and where you’re going – it’s not a choice the person can make. I know this now, because today I realized that the hazy memory fog I’ve been trapped in is a coma. As the Doctor stood over me, explaining to my parents what their choices were, I heard it all.

No chance of recovery, he’d said. Brain-dead. Gone.

But the Doctor was wrong. I’m still here – trapped. Screaming. Crying. Hurting. But they can’t hear me. They can’t feel me. Those experts have it all backwards – it’s me who needs to talk to them, to touch them, to let them know I’m here. But I can’t. Even if I was awake, I know my fingers are gone. And my tongue. The flames melted half my flesh away. I know my brain can’t work anymore – the connections that used to fire from one cell to the other are frozen in place – but I’m still here. Like my soul is stuck in time, waiting for permission to move on. I guess that means they’ll have to unplug me…”

- Kerry-Anne, A Station Series Novelette


Talent will Find a Home

Originally posted on A Spark in the Dark:

books magic black background light blue 1280x960 wallpaper_www.wall321.com_31“It’s always hard to break in, but talent will find a home.”

This quote from an agent at a New York literary agency was pinned to the wall in my work space forever. I often looked at it with that misty-eyed look of longing, slipping into a daydream about the day that it would happen. I’d get that email–you know the one–saying something like, “We think your story is brilliant and we wish to offer you representation, along with the promise of fortune and fame forevermore.” I remember thinking, “that’s when I’ll know that I have arrived; my writing is good enough (and so am I) . . . .”

It was months after I >made the decision to go indie< that I read that quote and saw what it was really saying. First off, it was telling me that this thing I love to do–writing, storytelling–has to…

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Wednesday Writing Tip – Rotate Your Playlist

A short and sweet tip for this week  – and it’s all about the music! Most of us like music, and if you don’t…well…I’ve got nothing. But if you absolutely MUST have tunes in your life, then you probably write with music playing in the background at least every now and then.

But what do you listen to?

  • Whatever you’re in the mood for?
  • Whatever happens to be on the radio?
  • Whatever your story calls for, genre-speaking?

Well, why not all of the above? If you don’t already create a playlist for each story, try doing this next time. Customize that playlist to be what the story calls for AND what you enjoy listening to. And shake up your playlist for each book. You can order your playlist chronologically based on what happens in each chapter of your book. I’ve done this and it’s an awesome way to go, especially at the end. But you can also put your playlist on shuffle if you aren’t particular. The point is – rotate through them, or use a different playlist for each story and the songs won’t get boring, and neither will your mood. ;)

Take a peek below to see what one of my writing Playlist’s looks like, and how MANY I happen to have. lol


Happy Writing, everyone!

New Animal Rights Necklaces


For Meatless Monday!

Originally posted on Kirschner's Korner:

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We’re excited to share our new animal rights necklaces with original artwork by the talented Sarah Kiser. Click here to see our new collection and here to watch a video to see how these super cute interchangeable magnetic necklace sets work. They make great conversation starters and gifts.

Here’s what our customers are saying about our new necklaces:

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Robin Skov on Jul 23, 2014
I have to admit, I wasn’t too sure if I would like this when I ordered it… things aren’t always as cute in person as they are on-line, but I was very pleasantly surprised when this arrived! I have the necklace with the cow, pig and chicken and the artwork is beautiful (Sarah Kiser did a wonderful job with these) and the overall quality of the necklace is amazing! I wore the cow first and received several compliments from co-workers. I…

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Benefit of Writing Contests and Book Awards

Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:




How to Get More Readers from an Award
Publicity around a book award will boost your book sales. Contests are a great way to hone your craft and show the world how much better you are than other writers. Winning a book award for your self-published fiction or nonfiction book is a great way to gain recognition and approval. You will not only see an increase your book sales – if you market it well, you also can add the award sticker to your cover and mention the achievement on your back cover, in your books’ description, and in all your marketing and promotions – online or offline. Most awards call for entries every year, so if the competition is closed for this year, mark your calender for next years’ contest call.


Here are a few of the most popular book contests: (IPPY awards)

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