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Authorly Update and Freebies

Greetings fellow Earthlings! I come to you with news and updates on the goings on in realm Donnelly.  First and foremost, I hope you’re all healthy and safe, wherever you happen to be around the globe. My state has issued a “Shelter in Place” order this week. Currently, it’s in place until April 7th, 2020, but I’m already hearing rumors that it may be extended longer. It’s a scary proposition but, given the news coming out of countries who imposed strict quarantines and those who didn’t, I think it’s the right move, and I sincerely hope it helps stop the spread of COVID-19.  My family and I are among the lucky ones. We’re all safe, healthy, and still employed, working… Read More »Authorly Update and Freebies

Next Rebel Up!

Prince of Deceit marked the completion of the Dawn of Ragnarok series and with “The End” written at last, the time has come to move on to the next. This is where I announce the next story on my To Be Written list: REBEL HEART, the fourth novella to join the Rebel Court series. This one has been teasing my brain with glimpses into a steamy and complicated relationship between Graeme Iskander and Isabelle Grayson-LeRue for months. I’m so excited to finally get it started! As I mentioned at the completion of Sweetest Kiss, I will no longer be sending out the Rebel stories by chapters, but I wanted to start off the New Year right, so I am sharing… Read More »Next Rebel Up!

2019: Year in Review

Here we are, at the end of another year that went by way too fast. In my 2018 Year in Review, I made a resolution for myself to slow down and take time for myself. As I audit the last 12 months, I can say I managed that in some areas, not so much in others. I come out on the other side without a single regret, other than wishing I’d had more time. But that’s nothing new.

So here’s what I’ve been up to in this, the year of 2019:

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It’s Not What You Think: My Epic Writer Fail

In preparation for my two book signings this year, I was forced to notify my day job that I would be gone for a few days and had to endure some obligatory small talk which quickly turned to a question I damn well should know how to answer by now but still don’t: How many books have you written? Intellectually, I know all they wanted to know was how many books I’d published. Because they don’t care about anything not published, and they shouldn’t. There’s a reason why I didn’t publish it, after all. But on an emotional level, I took that question literally and started a futile internal effort to quantify everything I’d ever written since the very first… Read More »It’s Not What You Think: My Epic Writer Fail

The Fallacy of “Possible = Acceptable”

I haven’t written a philosophical rant in a while, so I thought I’d indulge. And when I say rant, I really mean it. LOL Sometimes it helps to vent my frustration in written form. I don’t expect it to change the world, but I’m also not willing to change myself to fit the world, or meet it half way. At least on this one point. Read on to see what I mean by that.

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Finding my Voice in 2019

PODCAST INTERVIEW So, I did a thing… A few days ago I was asked to do an interview and live podcast for Lauretta Kehoe’s Authors Corner. It wasn’t supposed to happen until a week or two down the road but she had a last minute opening in her schedule so, with very short notice, I ended up live on air last evening. My very first time doing anything like this. Not stressful at all (she says shuddering with residual anxiety). The link above will take you to the written interview. Click here to listen to the recorded podcast where I share some tidbits about my books, Prince of Deceit, and what I have planned next. AUTHOR READING As if the one-hour interview wasn’t enough talking for… Read More »Finding my Voice in 2019