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Magic and Monster Books for Apprentice Wizards

Welcome Wizards in Training!  As every diligent apprentice (and fantasy fiction writer) knows, one must study gobs of arcane material in order to turn annoying kid brothers into toads, or broccoli into chocolate ice cream – or unpublished…

How the Law of Attraction Made Me a #1 Bestselling Author

Even before I had ever heard of the term, "the Universal Law of Attraction," it was helping me move toward my dream of becoming a bestselling author. I’ll never forget a conversation that I once had with Arnette Lamb, a New York Times bestselling…

Positive Thinking: Ignore the Trolls if You Want Success

When I first announced to my friends and family that I was determined to become self-employed, living the writing life, I was approximately 13 years old. I'll never forget my father's reaction to my dream of becoming a published novelist. …

Frogs on the Moon? Seriously?

No matter how hard I try, I have NEVER been able to make out the face of a “man” on the moon. Nor have I ever seen a woman nursing a child or bending over a cooking pot with “a little dog nearby,” as Rosemary Ellen Guiley describes it…

Positive Thinking Inspired by Tiger Bunny

Positive thinking and the Law of Attraction are inextricably linked to my writing life. Positive thinking was not an ingrained behavior that resulted from my upbringing, however.  I was 35 years old before I finally recognized and accepted…

Moonbows: Glorious Color in the Night Sky

Most people have seen a rainbow after a storm.  But have you ever see a moonbow? They’re  one of Mother Nature's most glorious examples of "night magic." A moonbow is the prismatic, colored haze that sometimes shows up around the moon.…

Become the Deliberate Creator of Your Life: Law of Attraction

Ever since the third grade, I wanted to become a published novelist.  By the time I reached the age of 30, my passion for writing novels had grown so strong, that I was willing to ignore an IRS report that said the average writer earns 7 cents…

Haunted Pizza: My Interview with Ghost Hunters

Whether you’re a paranormal reader or writer, you’ve probably wondered – like me – if there might be some small truth behind the supernatural phenomena in your favorite novels.  For some people, exploring this interest is too frightening…

How I Developed my Intuition to Tap my Writing Muse

Writing fiction has always felt like magic to me—especially when I'm in the creative flow, and ideas are pouring through my brain faster than I can type. I've heard other writers describe this flood of imagination  as the whispering of their…
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Help! My Printer Has a Poltergeist!

I think my printer is haunted. Now I'll admit, I'm not exactly tech savvy.  I just pretend to be because I write about API's, DPI's, FPI's, and other mind-numbing acronyms ending in "PI" for a high tech company.  My client, who has every…