Here’s the thing about the truth about not writing when you’re a writer.


Jenna Barton


If you write and have the cheek to bring those word-assembling activities up while around polite company, someone, somewhere, sometime is going to say that thing we all eventually hear.

“I don’t know how you come up with all those stories.”

If you’re like me, you’ll lie.

You’ll lie because we’ve all been taught to. Maya Angelou, the most exalted grandmother-lady in American fiction told lies to you about her cats and rats and mats and how she types them for weeks, waiting as patiently as only Maya Angelou could for the real words to return so she could get on with the business of telling her stories. You’ll repeat Anne Lamott’s lies about shitty first drafts and you’ll tell those well-meaning members of the polite public the lie Margaret Atwood told you about fearing perfection. After all Stephen King says we have to finish, no matter what, that meeting…

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Grey (Fifty Shades #4)

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Author: EL James

Publisher: Vintage

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Vintage and Amazon

Type: Novel in a Series

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Blurb: See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.


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Soul Deep (I-Team #6.5)

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51oJK2liJYL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Pamela Clare

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novella in Series

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Blurb: Rancher Jack West knows what it means to love a woman with all his heart and to lose her far too soon. A widower for seven long years, he thinks love and romance are a thing of the past, nothing more than cherished memories. He devotes himself to his grown son and his family, the horses they raise, and the land that has been theirs for three generations. He doesn’t know that life has a surprise in store for him in the form of Janet Killeen, the lovely FBI agent he threw off his land last winter.

The bullet that left Janet Killeen seriously wounded also tore a hole through her life. All she wants is a little peace and quiet in the mountains, a chance to feel like herself again. That…

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My cannonball

The yin to my yang. The loud to my quiet. The crazy to my… crazy. He is my constant companion and I make him calm. And to an anxious, ADHD on the spectrum kid, that’s a big deal. Sometimes I don’t give myself credit. But I will. Let’s hope as I catalog the journey I’ve taken with my little and big and the oldest who’s now decided she wants to have ADHD too so she can be special… maybe I can write myself a solution. Or a lullaby so at least I can sleep. Because I know if you’ve got one, you don’t get much sleep either.