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FILE NOT FOUND (Oh, FFS!)

My last post was too long ago, and in it, I bemoaned broken hardware. But my Ortho Surgeon friend fixed my microphone, and I was back at recording two weeks ago, not knowing more troubles were on the horizon. While I was away at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference I ...
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All dressed down in my recording duds…

And nowhere to go tonight, because: 1. My hardware is broken. This screw that holds the thingie that holds my shock mount that holds my mic is busticated. Unclear how that happened. I *JUST* adjusted it, for the first time in...over a year...on Sunday. Hmmmm. When I got into the studio ...
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Tenacious Accountabillibuddies Build Empires

Say This Three Times Fast: “Tenacious Accountabillibuddies Build Empires!” by Silver Webb They say, “do what you love and the money will follow.” Well, some people say that. My mother says, “You should get a job at the bank and work your way up to manager.” I am here to ...
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Team Momentum

Available now on Amazon, a book workshopped in my writing group! If you enjoyed The Laundry Files novels by Charles Stross, you'll enjoy this new book by Richard Hein. Richard's work is darkly hilarious and his plot twists surprising. It was fun reading the draft and I'm impressed by his ...
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Cuisine & Confessions: 7 Fingers of the Hand

Watching Cirque isn't normally my bag (I will not say circus. There is zero resemblance to Barnum or Bailey here). I saw a deeply traumatizing Cirque du Soleil show in San Jose once, and have avoided the performance style ever since. So when I tell you that Cuisine & Confessions by 7 Fingers ...
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Reading Aloud: Tips Prepared for The Braille Institute of Santa Barbara

As part of the Library Week Open House, I'll be speaking at the Braille Institute of Santa Barbara about being an audiobook narrator. The interview and discussion are open to the public, and if you're at loose ends Thursday afternoon, please drop by! The institute asked me to write up ...
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Guest Post: Local Travel

This week I'm the guest blogger over at Eva Barrow's blog. You may recall that last month Eva shared with me about starting her Literary Journal, Imitation Fruit, on it's 10th anniversary of publication. I'm returning the favor by sharing images and thoughts about Mesa Lane Steps. Please go check ...
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The New Dirk Gently Series!

I'm super excited that this weekend Mark and I are going to watch the new Dirk Gently Series! Of all of Douglas Adams' books, the ones about Dirk were my favorites. Stay tuned to read a full review. Click here to watch along with us! UPDATE: Ugh. I can't ...
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Editing and Writing

It is a Manic Monday, and da-yam! I've been productive. Check out the launch of my new page, and consider picking up one of the three books I've edited this year. Or, if you need some editing for a project yourself, there's a handy new tool for you to quickly ...
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Halle Berry’s Fierce Mane of Curls

Seriously, my favorite fashion of the Oscars was Halle Berry's hair, especially after reading this article from InStyle. I'm a total curl addict, and her mane was so perfect, the golden highlights and chocolate low lights accenting the precise coils. It was so impeccable that I was sure it was ...
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