Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer

Inside the Life (and Mind) of a Writer I'm learning so much more about formatting today! **That's another way of saying I've been cussing a lot. But don't worry. I won't repeat the words. 😁** I swear, someday I will get this down and it will be a piece of cake every time. Speaking of cake... No, sorry, must stay focused. (baking tip later) What does all this mean for you? I'm preparing to add my books (ALL the books) to other retailers. I want them in libraries. I want them accessible in other countries beyond what Amazon provides. I want them read by as many readers as possible. Did you know my books have been read by readers in at least 11 countries? How cool is that?! I strongly believe in my stories. Many of you don't know this, but I'm the pickiest reader. I don't usually take book recommendations, especially if it's for fiction. I don't stalk the best seller lists for my next big read. I have...
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NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code

NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code

Looking for something new to read? Do you enjoy reading love stories, dystopias, and thrillers? Ready for fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, heart-wrenching drama? If yes, then look no further. Grab the first three books of The Hexon Code series for just $9.99 to start reading today! NEW Boxed Set for The Hexon Code by Jody Calkins! Grab the first three books for the super low price of $9.99 - that's a $13.98 savings off the list price!! Buy or download the boxed set today! Here's a little more info... Evil reigns where darkness prevails. But a group of individuals, all with one single connection, will stop at nothing to fight for what is right and to fight for love. An alliance will be formed, but not until the Hexon virus is released in full force across the nation. Until then, one of them will be forced to work alone to minimize the damage. But how many people will die before the leaders of this evil plan can be stopped? And just how far...
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Storytelling and Fears

Storytelling and Fears

Storytelling and Fears Did you know that an estimated 11 percent of the U.S. population is afraid of the dark? And according to the Mirror, 22 percent of the British population has confessed they don’t like to poke their foot out from underneath the covers in case something grabs it? nyctophobia – a fear of the dark Here's what Wikipedia wrote about it: “Nyctophobia produces symptoms beyond the normal instinctive parameters, such as breathlessness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly or sensation of detachment from reality and death.” My earliest memory of being afraid of the dark was when I was about four years old. For some reason, I had it in my head that, at night, there were snakes covering my bedroom floor (likely a suggestion I picked up somewhere - I'm pretty sure I hadn't seen Indiana Jones yet by that age though). Within a few years, I had picked up the intense...
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