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Summer Fun $175 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

  11 authors have come together to give you some SUMMER FUN READING and a $175 AMAZON GIFT CARD! Click on the image to read a summary of each book :)             GIVEAWAY ends 8/31/14    No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older and legally able to receive […]

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The 70th Anniversary of D-day

Seventy years ago today, American, British, and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in the largest amphibious invasion in history. It wouldn’t be overly dramatic to say they were on a quest to save the world. The preparation for D-day was intense, involving specialized training, elaborate deception schemes, and more than 10,000 combat […]

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Why Repetition Can Make Your Book Better

Today I’m posting over at author Rebecca Belliston’s blog as part of her annual March Book Madness series. I’ve written about circularity and repetition in books and movies, and included a small sneak peak of Deadly Alliance. Click on the link below to read all about it!

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How to Code Messages Like a WWII Spy

This blog post will take you through the steps of encoding a message using double transposition, just like British and American spies did in WWII. Should you feel like trying it out, it will be up to you to look up the Morris code, secure a radio, and find someone to transmit it to. Early in […]

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I have a new title, and a map

The title for my third novel was finalized last month: Deadly Alliance. I like it. A lot. No, it wasn’t one of my suggestions, but I’m completely OK with that. I have a fascination with titles that include the word dead or any of its derivatives (as long as it doesn’t sound like a novel about zombies). In […]

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A farewell to Tom Clancy

My first memory of any Tom Clancy work was when my parents went to see The Hunt for Red October in the movie theater. My parents didn’t go to the movies very often—only when there was something they really wanted to see, like a movie adaptation of a book they’d read. I didn’t have any […]

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Guest Post by Author Stephanie Worlton on the Importance of Education

Today I’m happy to have Stephanie Worlton as a guest on my blog. Stephanie is the author of the novel Hope’s Journey, and recently released her second book, a nonfiction guide called Everything You Need to Know About Girls Camp. I asked Stephanie to share her thoughts on the importance of history and education. Education: I thought […]

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