Denise Farley, How D’ya Do?

Good Friday Morning! Meet Denise Farley, host of Six Sentence Stories.

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IMG_2270.jpgHere we are, the third Friday of the month, time once again to meet a blogger who prompts others to write. Denise Farley is the current helmsman for the Six Sentence Story ship, a fun prompt that I have participated off and on with for about two years. It is my pleasure to present Denise here.

Denise, how d’ya do?

Hey, D. Avery. Thank you for having me at your blog today and hello everyone! My name is Denise Farley author at, creator of, GirlieOnTheEdge. Originally from Rhode Island, I presently live in Northern VA, in the D.C. metro area. Despite its name, the Edge is a laid-back place, housing an eclectic mix of posts, music, and musings. Search back through the archives and you’ll see there’s a little bit of everything. I’m huge into music so there’s no lack of music videos. It’s also the weekly meetup spot…

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New Pen Name and New Cover

Just take a look at Staci Troilo’s upcoming sci-fi series starter! Wow! What a cover and blurb! I’ve already pre-ordered mine, and I’m sure many of you will want to do the same. Congratulations, Staci (or should I say D.L.? 🙂 Best of luck with this one. ❤

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Ciao, amici! Life’s been busy, and it just got CRAZY. My publisher moved the release date of my new book from October to May 7. May 7! That’s less than a month away! I’ve got so much pre-release work to do. Starting with a cover release. So… ta-da!

It’s it stunning? I’m so excited about it.

Let me back up a step. First, you’ll notice it does NOT say “Staci Troilo” on the cover. We’ve talked about this before, here and there or in passing. I’m writing under a pen name (D. L. Cross) for this series. We can talk more about that later, though.

Second, you’ll note an alien ship on the cover. Aliens, as in sci-fi. It’s not a genre people associate with the name Staci Troilo, which is one of the reasons I’m writing under a pen name. If you’re interested in science fiction and aliens, this…

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Guest author: Charles E. Yallowitz ~ Using Vampires as Heroes…

Check out this entertaining and interesting post by Charles Yallowitz on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo blog. A great read! (As always, don’t forget to share far and wide.) Thanks!

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Thank you to Sue Vincent for letting me be a guest on her blog and helping to promote my newest book, War of Nytefall: Rivalry.  This is the 3rd volume of my vampire fantasy action-adventure series . . . I really should cut down on those genre descriptors.  In my defense, vampire fantasy sounds more like erotica than sword & sorcery.  Maybe Fangs & Sorcery?  What?  Oh, I went off-topic.  Since my story shows the events of Windemere’s Vampire Civil War, all of my characters are vampires.  That means they’re standing in the role of heroes as well as villains, which can throw people off.  Even with the existence of Angel, Forever Night, Alucard in Castlevania, and other protagonist vampires, many people jump to the conclusion that they have to be evil and will turn villain.  So, what are some ways to prove that you are working with…

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Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I’m late sharing Staci’s wonderful Author Inspiration and This Week’s Links post, I know, but better late than never. (I made that up. No, really. I did. 😀 ) Seriously, do check out this fantastic post and explore the wonderful links Staci has included. You’ll be glad you did. (And of course, don’t forget to share.) THANKS, and thanks to Staci for sharing so much with us. 🙂

Staci Troilo

Ciao, amici. Well, I started this week with the best of intentions, then I was derailed almost immediately.

I’d like to thank the Arkansas DMV for mastering quantum physics. I didn’t think it would ever happen, but I stand corrected. If you want to know where time ceases to advance and experience the sixteenth circle of hell, I invite you to walk through their doors.

I got hit with a bunch of editing projects I wasn’t expecting, and I have a few more on my schedule down the road that I’m growing anxious about, so of course I wrote even faster than usual, cognizant of losing drafting time to these current and future projects.

If you believe that, I have some land in Florida I’d like to sell you.

For some reason, the words wouldn’t come this week. I’m on book two of a five-book series, and I just…

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The 2019 Interview Series Featuring Marcia Meara

Guess who’s Don Massenzio’s guest today on his 2019 Interview Series? Yep, ME! 😀 I’m honored and excited to be featured, and I hope you’ll stop by to say hello. Don’t forget to help spread the word, too. thanks. And my heartfelt thanks to Don, as well, for inviting me to chat with his friends and followers. 🙂 ❤

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625smallWhat comes first in your writing, the plot or the characters?

Characters. Every time. I think about someone that would probably have an interesting story to tell, like an eco-tour boat captain and a wildlife photographer. I know they’ll provide me with lots of background I’m familiar with, and I have a feel for who they are before I begin to build a mystery or drama around them.

In the case of my second Wake-Robin Ridge book, A Boy Named Rabbit, a little boy alone in the wilderness came into my mind as I was falling asleep one night. I could swear I heard Sarah Gray (from Book 1) tell me he needed for his story to be told, and by the time I woke up, I knew exactly who he was and why he was alone. I went straight to the computer and started writing down every word of…

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How D’ya Do Buckaroo?

Dudes! Tour Carrot Ranch. Lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills, tells all in this interview.

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I am thrilled to have Charli Mills of Carrot Ranch here and so pleased she made room in her busy schedule for this interview. I’m not sure how best to introduce someone you probably already know so I won’t. Here she is, Charli Mills:                                                   
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In The Famous Words of Roseanne Roseannadanna, “Nev-ermiiiiiiiind!”

You guys were right. After three hours, the problem seems to have gone away. Even though it showed me as signed in, I think it was signing in again to respond to your comments that may have done the trick. All I know is, it looks good now, and I need to step away from the computer for an hour or two. Hopefully, it will let me post this afternoon.

Big Hugs to you guys for your encouragement. To quote another famous line, “Ah’ll be baahck.”

HELP!

Okay, I know I should be able to figure this out, but I’m having trouble doing so. The following black bar has disappeared from the top of this page:

It’s the one that has the WordPress “W” on the left ands ays My Sites, and has my avatar on the right. It is still visible on my Private Beta blog, but has gone astray here. Plus, my “Edit” option under each post is gone, so I have to go in through the back door to make corrections.

I seem to be signed in, but I just can’t get this to return to the Home Page of this blog. Does anyone know what I have to do–or who I have to bribe–to get it back again? I’d sure appreciate it if any of you can help me with this. (Oddly enough, it shows up in the Preview Post window, but not on the Home Page where it’s been since I set up this blog. 😦 )

The Prince’s Man really IS on #sale in the US, as well as other countries! #$0.99

See the whole post for a SPECIAL OFFER at the end…

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Somehow, no matter how organised one tries to be, things outside our control still go wrong at times.

I changed the price of The Prince’s Man a couple days early, just to be sure it was live on Amazon on the day, but bizarrely enough, although it showed as $0.99 on the carousel of all my books, when people clicked through to the book page, it was still at $3.99

How does that happen?

Well, as all authors/publishers know, Amazon is a rule unto itself, and of course this happened on Friday, with (I think) limited support over the weekend, so it took a couple of days to get it fixed. Unfortunately, that means that people who may have viewed the book page and found not the bargain price they were expecting, now won’t go back there again. Sigh.

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Flashpoint

I am grateful for the warming campfires that light up this part of the blogosphere.

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Do you have a burning need to write? What lights your fire? Are you inflamed by writing prompts?

Recently I started an interview series here at my blog to show my appreciation for bloggers that offer writing prompts to those of us who might need that spark of inspiration. Thinking about prompts led me to thinking about the fire triangle.

The three elements of fire used to get taught in school; apparently it has been upgraded to the fire tetrahedron so that the inherent chemical chain reaction is represented along with oxygen, fuel, and heat. But I digress, probably because this is unprompted and there are no word count restraints.

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Recall that the presence of these three elements sustains the reaction that is fire. Fuel is the combustible material, sufficient heat raises the material to its ignition temperature, and oxygen sustains the combustion. Fire.

We all have fuel to…

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