Although we’ve had a dusting of snow, we are waiting for Mother Nature to do her thing and dump loads of the white stuff. It looks like the ski area opening will be delayed but we know it will eventually come. It always does. Last month I mentioned my hot chocolate obsession. It’s out of […]

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Welcome Fall! I hope your days are cool and crisp. We’ve had nights in the 30’s and 40’s and days in the 60’s and the mountain is displaying her fall colors.         As many of you I have a serious hot chocolate addiction. With cold weather, I don’t have to sweat while […]

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Did you know that reviews help an author’s book become visible? According to Amazon, “General consumer data on how popular your item is will influence search result relevance.” In other words, the more reviews there are, the further up in the search results the title will be. For example, if you search Young Adult Romance, […]

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Whew this summer has been a whirlwind. It started in Mid-may when I had the honor of speaking at the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie, Texas. It was such a pleasure to meet this group of readers and writers. Not only did I get to connect with my Texas friends, I got to have […]

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Hey everybody, the first review of Hickville Redemption was posted on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2074490770?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 Check out the Book Alert 101 blog! https://bookalert101.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/review-hickville-redemption-by-mary-karlik/  

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I see posts and hear talk about how 2016 has been worse than other years and I just don’t buy it. The world has always been a scary place and celebrities have always passed away. The coming new year offers hope–a new beginning. I hope it is fantastic for us all. But what’s important is […]

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