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Drinking wine while writing, reading, crafting, and whining


March 2016

Cover Reveal for Devices of War Book 3

We’ve all seen the original cover for Book 3 floating around with the working title. Well, here’s the final cover with the official title!

WhispersoftheskyborneThe world has changed. The Great Families are no longer in power. Queen Nix of the Hands of Tarot has been stripped of her title and incarcerated. The League of Cities has been formed to provide a new line of defense to the smaller tribal nations.

Not without consequences, though. Another of the original Great Families has been destroyed. As the new leaders rise from the ashes, a new threat comes to light; something no one saw coming, something that had been lurking under the surface of their society for generations.

The Skyborne. As they discover just how deep the Skyborne’s influences are, they realize the war they thought they’d been fighting . . . . . . wasn’t the real one.

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Meet the Author:

SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you’re willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

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Author’s Extended Edition of Fall of Sky City is FREE!

Well, I’m giving away a few copies. If you’d like to get your hands on a free copy of the Author’s Extended Edition of Fall of Sky AND you’re willing to leave a review, please go here and download what version works best for you!

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Lessons Learned: Mission Statement

If you’re an author and don’t know who Susan Kaye Quinn is, you need to. She’s doing this thing where she’s posting some parts of the third edition of her Author’s Survival Guide.

I’m taking a hard look at my author career this year. I need to make this happen. I need to be able to write full-time, and help other authors out full-time. Right now, I have too many full-time jobs and not enough time to live. My passion is writing and the publishing world. I need to make this a reality.

Today’s post is about the mission statement. Go read Susan’s post, then come back and read my mission statement–if you want–then create your own. I’m also putting it on a piece of paper and posting it to my wall to remind myself WHY I’m putting myself through the torment.

My Mission Statement: 

To use my unique perspective, curiosity, and appreciation for knowledge to create stories that compel people to DO, not just write stories that entertain.

To discover ways to hone my craft through careful study, new classes, discussions with other authors, and to cease my wild mood-swing-induced decision making process.

To find a way to give back to the writing community to ensure other authors are able to tell their stories as well.

To do this full-time. This is my passion. This is my life’s blood. Write. Write like my fingers are on fire. Empower myself and those around me. And take the time to provide good, quality work.

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