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Freebie Friday: Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon (Beware the French Martini)

Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon Nikki Durrance escaped the worst nightmare of her life when she fled Las Vegas for San Francisco, leaving her husband behind at the Blue Diamond Saloon. So when the perfect Dr. Mike Fischer proposes, she accepts. But when her new Mr. Right begins to transform into a guy … Continue reading Freebie Friday: Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon (Beware the French Martini)

Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon 2.0 is Live Now

As promised, Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon version 2.0 is now live. Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon Nikki Durrance escaped the worst nightmare of her life when she fled Las Vegas for San Francisco, leaving her husband behind at the Blue Diamond Saloon to build a new life. So when the … Continue reading Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon 2.0 is Live Now

In the Writing Studio with Déjà vu

Spurred on by doing some major editing and re-releasing Raining Men, I've decided to get back into the writing studio to do some minor edits on Déjà vu at the Blue Diamond Saloon. It was another book I just kinda threw up there when I turned my attention to songwriting. Wow! Nobody takes an author … Continue reading In the Writing Studio with Déjà vu

New Book Release: Raining Men, Version 2.0

One of the benefits of being an Indie author is that you can edit or change a book up after it's published. And that's exactly what I did with Raining Men. I'd published it right before I switched gears to songwriting and thought I hadn't given it the attention it deserved. I hadn't promoted it … Continue reading New Book Release: Raining Men, Version 2.0

Time to Retreat

This has been a hellish day and I was already feeling under the weather before I got the email that blindsided me. It reminded me of all that I disliked about publishing and why I walked away from it to pursue music. So when I gathered the troops by listening to "Stronger," I was longing … Continue reading Time to Retreat

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

The last two or three days I've had those "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" life lessons. For one thing, my publisher behaved a bit dishonestly and tried to blame it on me in a classic "CYA" move, voiding the contract. The result is, I'll be looking for a new publisher for that book. … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Social Media for Introverts

I saw this posted by @StrongIntrovert on Twitter. Do you ever go out, and while you're out, you think, "This is exactly why I don't go out"? After working at home for several years, I sometimes miss rubbing shoulders with other people. It sometimes feels lonely working at home with my cats all day. But … Continue reading Social Media for Introverts

New Original Song, Bad Boy Crushes, Now Available on iTunes and cdbaby

I released my first song, Everybody Lies, last year on iTunes and cdbaby, and have started off this year with a new song, Bad Boy Crushes, available for download on both iTunes and cdbaby. Bad Boy Crushes grew organically from one of the songs I wrote in my Pat Pattison songwriting class, Candy Apple Red, … Continue reading New Original Song, Bad Boy Crushes, Now Available on iTunes and cdbaby