I’m a guest!

Today I’m being interviewed by the wonderful Susan Finlay.  We talk all things writing, so if you’d like to find out more about my books and some of the other kinds of writing I’ve done, be sure to check it out!

And don’t forget to check out Susan’s books.  She’s got three mystery series going, one of which involves time travel, and I can’t wait to check it out. :)

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Photo 365 #269

I recently discovered that Lindor makes truffle bars in addition to actual truffles.

Dear. Lord.  Hallelujah!

Now if only they weren’t so blessed expensive (the only place I’ve seen them is my local gas station, who want a whopping $1.49 for a single bar), I’d buy out the store and be well stocked in chocolate for…a week?  Maybe? :D

What’s your favorite kind of chocolate?

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An experiment

Jane Dougherty has been running a series of one-sentence stories on her blog, and they’re fantastic.  If you haven’t checked them out already, what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to her blog and have a look!

The thing about writing is that shorter pieces are actually much more difficult to do well than longer things because you’re limited by space.  That’s also one of the things that makes shorter work fun – it’s a challenge.  Reading Jane’s stories have inspired me to take a crack at it myself, so I’ll be sharing some of my single-sentence stories as they come to me.  I hope you like them.

But whether you enjoy them or not, I hope you’ll share your thoughts in the comments because without (constructive) criticism, a writer stagnates.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the first of what I hope will be many single-sentence stories:

The pitter-patter of little feet and the delighted squeals of little voices rang loud in her ears as she traded her dreary, colorless life for happy dreams of what might have been.

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Review time!

sotmOver the weekend, I read the latest from Mark R. Hunter, Slightly Off the Mark: The Unpublished Columns.  With columns on everything from politics to the weather (one of my own favorite topics), this book was chock full o’ laughs.  I was crying with laughter within minutes of opening this book, and I elicited strange looks from my family as I continued reading.

At 190 pages, it was a quick read, and I finished it within a day.  I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately, and this was just what I needed to cheer me up.  So if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it.

Go on.  You know you want to. :)

Mark R. Hunter is an author, firefighter, humorist, dad, and self-proclaimed home maintenance failure from northeast Indiana. His weekly humor column “Slightly off the Mark” appeared in three newspapers for over twenty years, which is coincidentally the age of his first grey hair, before being unceremoniously cut short in 2014. This volume collects his previously unpublished and “leftover”columns.

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