Saturday, November 15, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
My novella, Chasing Pirates in Never Land, which has been out of print for a little while is now included in the Concealed: United! Box Set #2, along with books by the fabulous authors Rachel Branton, Liz Adair, and Heather Justesen.
These stories have been donated by the authors for this box set to help author Rachel Ann Nunes, who in July 2014 had one of her copyrighted novels plagiarized and is now protecting those rights in a court battle. Her fight is not hers alone, and we are standing behind her with our work. Please help us send the message that plagiarizing is not okay. All proceeds will be donated toward legal costs. (Please note that another man has also come forward to confirm that his real-life combat veteran story was also stolen by the same person. Preventing this from happening again is our goal.)
Friday, May 30, 2014
Who knew it could be so hard to run a kingdom?
(Now ask me how much paint I have on my kitchen floor. LOL)
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indie hub writer's conference is next weekend. These are the set pieces for A Royal's Guide to Managing the Kingdom. The castle design was by my daughter, Emily, but Harmony, my youngest, and I helped her with painting.
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Do you feel like your castle is under siege? You should. We'll be talking about this one in the presentation. This is one conference you don't want to miss.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and travelling. She hasn’t made it to Europe yet, but it’s on the list and has been to 30 states in the U.S. so far. When she’s not exploring new places, you can probably find her on the internet with fifteen windows open and looking at just one more thing before actually getting something done.
I really enjoyed reading this book. The setting is beautifully developed, the character's engaging and the plot suspenseful. I'll be looking for other books from Lauren. Very nice.