Monthly Archives: March 2014

Diamond Brides or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Baseball

Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky

Reader, I married a baseball fan. To be clear:  My husband doesn’t just enjoy baseball. He doesn’t just appreciate a beer and a dog and nine innings on a hot summer night. My husband participates in a fantasy baseball league … Continue reading

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Cherishing the Outcome

This is a thing my yoga teacher talks about fairly frequently. How we get invested in a “cherished outcome”–a thing we want to happen, a goal we want to reach, a dream we want to fulfill. All of which are … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky

Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky

Perfect Pitch Diamond Brides Series by Mindy Klasky $0.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-352-2 A hot, contemporary short novel by best-selling author Mindy Klasky. Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has … Continue reading

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Story Inspiration Sunday

I haven’t been doing a lot of writing this week. Instead, I’ve been focused on covers for books my press is releasing next week, as well as a new home page. Revamping the web site has been daunting. I’m redoing … Continue reading

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What Kind of Cookie Do You Write: A Cookie for When You Need Power

These Peanut-Caramel bars are the weapon of resort when you seriously need persuasion but it has not quite risen to the level of firearms. They will, I assure you, make strong men kneel and grouchy teens smile. They freeze like … Continue reading

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Living With Dogs: A Sense of Order

We used to joke that one of the jobs our old German Shepherd Dog, Oka, had taken upon himself, was to break up any disputes – real or imagined – between the cats. One of our cats tends to bully … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat, Part 1: Getting Away!

In the last few years, I’ve learned that nothing lifts me out of a writing slump faster than going away on a retreat. Usually it’s my wife Allysen who recognizes the signs and sets it up for me. (Everyone should … Continue reading

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Legal Fictions: What Are Lawyers Good For?

I was reading an article in the New Republic about ageism in Silicon Valley.  Extreme ageism: It seems the 21st Century update on “Never trust anyone over 30” is  “Never hire anyone over 30.” As I read, the instances of … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 3-26-2014 — Cat Kimbriel Reads and Reviews

I finally got to read the third Tiffany Aching novel by Terry Pratchett, and I must say, if you have never felt called to read Terry Pratchett’s absurd view of the universe? And you like YA fantasy? Try the Tiffany books. The first is Wee Free Men, and the second A Hat Full of Sky. I think you could start with any of them, but I read them in order. The third, Wintersmith, is masterful. It is by turns humorous and harrowing, silly and strong, modern and ancient.
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Pillow Fights, Oysters, and Changes of State
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This blog is not really about pillow fights. Nor is it about moving from Nebraska, say, to California—although, I’ve actually done that … twice. And any seafood involved is metaphorical. This blog is about key reasons that many of the stories … Continue reading

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