Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Nine

What’s making me happy this week: helping hands.

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I have a lot going on right now. In the last few days/weeks, I’ve had so many people step forward and offer me support. Continue reading

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Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Eight

What’s making me happy this week: getting back to my routine.

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Taking a break was incredibly helpful. Stress fell away that I didn’t even know I was carrying. And now I’m coming back to my old routine with new eyes. Continue reading

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“Tied up in Customs” Cover Reveal!

The fourth Department of Homeworld Security novella is almost here. That means it’s time for a cover reveal!

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Are you ready?

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11 Years on an Alien Planet

I noticed something peculiar early in my life. No one looked like me.Cassandra Chandler at the Park Not my family, not my neighbors, not my friends.

No one.

My parents were both brunettes. Dad had brown eyes, and mom’s were slate-gray green (mine are green with flecks of blue). My features, hair, and eyes didn’t match anyone in my immediate or extended family, or even the people in my communities (there were several—we moved a lot).

To make matters worse, when I was younger, my hair wasn’t the dark red it is today. Nope. It was neon orange. Neon. Continue reading

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Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Seven

What’s making me happy this week: starting the next Scifi novella! 😀

Meet Craig. He’s a Lyrian from Kepler-442b. You may know him better as “Bigfoot” (but I don’t recommend saying that to his face—he has four arms, an extra set of retractable teeth, and a temper 😉 ).

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I had a lot of fun creating this image of him 😀 Gorillas are the closest approximation to what Lyrians look like in my imagination. I especially love how his expression seems to say, “Really, Earthling? It took you this long to write my story?”

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Happy Birthday, um…

Today is the big 3-0 for one of my very most favorite characters. The trouble is, if I tell you who, it’s a big spoiler if you haven’t read Pack yet. You can go ahead and go read it. This post will be here when you get back 🙂

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Are you done already?

Bet you didn’t see that one coming 🙂 So, anyway, Happy birthday…

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Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Six

What’s making me happy this week: all the movies!

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So, I finally noticed that today is Thursday. I kinda lost track…

I haven’t taken much time to just unwind in the last few…um…years. I’m taking some now, and catching up on a ton of movies that I missed. I’m still getting some writing done, but more importantly, I’m recharging so I can head back to the page energized and ready to go.

I hope you’re getting in some down time, too!

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Short, Sexy, Scifi…in Print!

Greetings, readers! Remember that super-secret surprise I mentioned last week (that my newsletter subscribers already know about 😉 ). Well, here it is!

The first three Department of Homeworld Security novellas are now available in a print compilation! Check it out 🙂

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But there’s more!

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Focusing on Happiness—Week Thirty-Five

What’s making me happy this week: looking forward.

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95% of the work getting my back list on the shelves again is done. I’m finally to the point where I can start looking forward again, and that is a great feeling!

I suspect the trail will wind in directions I’m not anticipating in regards to my writing, but as long as I’m still putting the words down and getting them out into the world, I’ll be happy ❤

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Welcome to Summer Park, Alexis!

Today, Dante and Elsa welcome their daughter, Alexis Lucerne, into the world of Summer Park. Dante is over the moon, and Elsa is absolutely determined to give her little girl the best possible childhood she can. And, of course, Winston is absolutely in love with the new family member 🙂

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And just in time for Alexis entering the world, I figured out a bunch of her story!

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