Archive for October, 2011

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Beth Ovwermyer says:

Someday, somehow, I shall win this book. COUNT ME IN!


Beth… somehow your someday is here! Email me your shipping info to mhovley at gmail dot com. Congratulations!

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Being a writer can be a lonely job. I like it in my cave, but sometimes I feel a little isolated.

Hanging out with other people who have the same strange obsession helps. I recently had this chance at the UVU Book Academy and then Robinson Wells’ book launch for his fantastic new book VARIANT.

Best of both worlds: I had my posse (best critique group in da wold) with me to save me from that awkward, alone-and-weird  feeling and also met/refreshed friendships with lots of great writers.

See? We look like normal people who manage to socialize on some level:

Sarah Eden, me, Krista Jensen, Shanda Cottam. (Thanks for the pic, Shanda)

Perhaps there is a crazed look in our eyes. Perhaps.

My favorite quote on the subject: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
— C.S. Lewis

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First, I gotta say I love this cover. Isn’t it so supercool?

Nick’s life as a CIA spy should be fulfilling, but it has only given him unhappiness–a wife who committed suicide and two daughters who resent everything he has become. Now, stuck in the Amazon on the last mission of his career, he must track down Matheus Ferreira, a drug lord and terrorist the U.S. has tried to bring down for years. If he succeeds, he’ll have the chance to start his life over again.

And so this exciting, action-packed story begins. I enjoyed Michelle’s gritty characters–well-drawn and believable. The interweaving of the Monarch butterfly symbolism is skillful and subtle. If you like thrillers with heart, you’ll want to read MONARCH.

To win a free copy, along with a signed poster and bookmark, all you need to do is comment by October 15. Nice and easy!

I also recommend Michelle’s blog, The Innocent Flower. She has great info there on writing and also her publishing journey, both indie and traditional.

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

–George Eliot


I hate to make any comment. I want that quote to sit there alone and shine. But when something connects to me so deeply, I have to shout about it.

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