smithson group reissues and covers

Since my Alison Kent website is in the middle of a big overhaul and the blog is in maintenance, I'm going to talk some here about books written under that name... In late 2004 and early 2005 the first five books (one single title, four novellas) in my Smithson Group...

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detoxing digitally

Taking a cue from author Mel Scott (http://blog.mjscott.net/2017/04/09/digital-detox/), I'm doing a digital detox for the rest of the month beginning tomorrow. That's only ten days, and since I'm not online much anyway, I doubt anyone will miss me, ha! Basically, I'm...

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2017 writing resolutions

Last week I worked on my 2017 writing resolutions. A bit late, don't you think? Yeah, I hear you. But so far, this year hasn't been about writing. It's been about family, and about ICEFALL When we learned late last year that my son and his family would be moving back...

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summer laundry confessions #firstworldproblems

This is my laundry room this morning. This is where my towels stay all summer. Actually, they stay here 50% of the time anyway, but always during the summer. I usually wash a load a day. Every other day at least. See, one of my books was super successful (yes, just...

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gonna go do some writing

Got all my characters figured out per Sunday's post, and put into a Scapple brainstorming file. I've played with Scapple in the past (it's made by Literature and Latte who are responsible for the brilliance that is Scrivener) but this is the first time I've worked out...

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casting the new book

Today I'm digging around in Google Images looking for the people who will star in the book I'm writing next. And guess what? It's not the book I'd decided on a couple of weeks ago! That one will eventually be written, but circumstances dictate change, ergo, I've...

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release day madness

It's release day for RITE OF WRONGS, my first Detective Miriam Rome procedural thriller! And what do we do on release day, you ask? Wake to the husband yelling that I never set up my Amazon Author Page for readers to follow. Get up, make coffee, climb the stairs to...

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acknowledgements

This is part of a Goodreads review for RITE OF WRONGS. I'm not quoting the whole thing because there are some plot points that for me as a reader would be spoilers (but I'm the one who won't enter a movie if the previews have started...); I like to learn everything as...

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traveler’s notebooks

I remember exactly when I first heard the term Traveler's Notebook. Or at least heard the words that would lead me to finding out everything there is to know about an item that I would fall ridiculously in love with. It was all Stephanie Tyler's fault on Instagram....

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