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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Desperate to Remember Kickstarter Live

A couple of days ago, I created a Kickstarter for a novella I'm writing entitled Desperate to Remember.

Desperate to Remember is a romance/suspense story about Sapphire, an amnesiac woman who witnesses a murder, and her bodyguard soon-to-be-ex husband, Kyle.  Sapphire is stalked by the killer.  Kyle wants Sapphire to believe that they are simply old family friends.   Is it possible for romance to rekindle between the two?

Rewards for this Kickstarter include a special thank you on my blog both digital and (signed) physical copies of the book, being mentioned on the Acknowledgements Page of my book, copies of my Assorted Poems book at a reduced price, and a chance to get a copy of my play, entitled Divorcing Smiths.

Check out the Kickstarter here.  Thanks.

Also, remember to enter my giveaway if you haven't done so already.  It ends on September 1, and I'm super excited to see who wins!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Winner's Choice Giveaway: $5 Amazon giftcard or 400 Microsoft Points

I am pleased to announce my very first giveaway!  The giveaway runs from 10 am today until 12 noon (Eastern Time) on September 1.  The winner of the giveaway will receive their choice of either a $5 Amazon gift card or 400 Microsoft Points.  Neither Amazon nor Microsoft are sponsoring this giveaway.  I will be sending out the redemption code.   Good luck!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Announcing my poetry book: Assorted Poems (Plus preview Kickstarter Project for Desperate to Remember)

Since graduating from law school and taking the bar exam, I have a lot more free time than I used to have.   In order to avoid using this extra time stressing over test results I won't know about until the end of October, I decided to flex my creative writing muscles and try self-publishing some of my works.  I wrote a lot as an undergraduate due to my major, but I unfortunately I've misplaced most of my stories, poems, etc. over the years.   This loss is at least partially due to my failure to backup my computer files.

After weeks of periodically searching for hard copies of my creative writings, I found an old notebook containing drafts of about 2 to 3 dozen poems that I had written for a class.  I spent most of Friday editing 21 of the poems and formatting them into a small collection.  Once I was done, I published the resulting poetry book, Assorted Poems, in both print and ebook formats using the self-publishing services of Lulu, CreateSpace, Kindle Direct publishing, and Smashwords.

On a side note, I am currently working on a novella/novelette entitled Desperate to Remember as well as a one act play entitled Divorcing Smiths.  I am considering going live with a Desperate to Remember Kickstarter Project within the next week or so.  Click here to preview the project.  Please leave feedback, Thanks.

Availability of Assorted Poems and current prices (as of 8/18/2013):
    Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.
  • available for $0.99 on Smashwords (in ePub, Kindle, PDF, RTF, LRF, and PDB formats)
  • Kindle edition available for $0.99 on Amazon
  • ePub available for $1.50 on Lulu

--6x9 inch paperback:

Preview of the book (Lulu paperback)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Baked Delicious Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

Due to a terrible craving for something sweet, I decided to bake cookies.  I found a recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies, and decided to make them because I love oatmeal and butterscotch.  Earlier today, I posted the recipe and my thoughts about the cookies on my mom's blog.

The cookies were amazing.  I had trouble not eating too many and had a bit of a sugar rush.

I have never thought of combining oatmeal and butterscotch together before.   At a young age, I became wary of combining my favorite snacks into one after a disgusting attempt at a peanut butter, jelly, and bologna sandwich. )=  Fortunately, the oatmeal/butterscotch combination is much better!