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August 19, 2015

It's me! Just little old me. I just have a couple of things to bring to your attention. Then next week I'll have another awesome writing tips post for you!


This author is Karli Rush:



Don't know her. Never met her. Never had any dealings with her at all. But I saw a Facebook post floating around about her yesterday. It touched me in my core. Her husband just died suddenly. He was the primary income in the family. They have two children. One is Autistic and the other is on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant. I cannot even imagine the stress that this woman is under. Losing your partner suddenly and unexpectedly is difficult enough without adding all of the tremendous financial burden that now falls squarely on her shoulders--and she has a very sick child. This story hurt my heart. My prayers go out to her and her family. I simply cannot imagine what she is going through or how she is getting out of bed in the morning. A fundraising page has been set up for her and her family. Please consider donating and/or buying one of her books. Every little bit counts. Even $5 or $10 will go a long way if many, many people contribute. 


You can donate HERE.


You can check out and buy her book(s) HERE.


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On a less grave note, I'm thrilled to tell you that FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER is finally available on AUDIO from Tantor Media. It's narrated by actress Amy Landon and let me tell you: she did an amazing job. Superb. Excellent. Awesome. I'm so incredibly happy with the way she brought Claire to life, I've been floating around on my own little cloud of euphoria since yesterday! Thank you, Tantor and thank you, Miss Landon. 


So you can check it out on Amazon (CDs) or on Audible.


Or you can try to win a copy. Go to THIS LINK and comment on this photo, which is pinned to the top of the page:



On Friday evening, I'll draw a random winner and that person will receive one of the copies pictured above!

 

Writing Tips from Author, Tony Knighton

August 11, 2015

I am super excited to welcome fellow crime fiction author, Tony Knighton to my blog today with his 7 Suggestions for Writing Crime Fiction. Tony is not just a Philadelphia resident like myself, he is a Philadelphia firefighter and a former Marine! (Thank you, Tony, for your service to this great nation and our great city!) I actually read about Tony in my local, neighborhood paper and reached out to him to see if he would do a guest post for me. He graciously agreed. Here's a little more abou...


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Writing Tips from Author, Marielena Zuniga

July 16, 2015

I'm excited to welcome Marielena Zuniga to my blog today for the writing tips segment. She'll be talking about using meditation to help your writing. I personally really loved this post because I have a lot of trouble focusing and staying on task.



Here is a bit about Marielena:


Marielena Zuniga is a creative writer and award-winning journalist of more than thirty-five years. She has been a staff writer for newspapers and magazines and worked in public relations in corporate and nonprofit enviro...


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Writing Tips by Author, Sandra Carey Cody

July 2, 2015

I am thrilled to welcome author Sandra Carey Cody to my blog this week with a fantastic post about plotting one's novel. Sandy is an amazing writer and a wonderful person. I hope you'll enjoy this post and then check out some of her work! 


Before we begin, here's a bit about your host:


Sandra Carey Cody was born and grew in Missouri, surrounded by a family who loved stories, whether from a book or told on the back porch on a Sunday afternoon. She attended Washington University in St. Louis, mov...


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Writing Tips by Author, K.A. Libby

June 25, 2015

This week I welcome author, K.A. Libby for a guest post in my writing tips segment. Here's a bit about Ms. Libby:



“Beware the Sleeping Dog” is Karla Reidinger’s (k.a. libby) first novel. It hibernated as a tiny germ of an idea for years before she actually started writing the manuscript. Much like George Bernard Shaw's quote above she had an idea. She imagined its growing into a novel. She studied her favorite authors and learned how they developed the goals, obstacles and stakes for the...


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Writing Tips Part 2, Author Augustus Cileone: Using Your Experience in Fiction

June 18, 2015

I'm thrilled to welcome back author, Augustus Cileone to my blog today for his second post in my writing tips series.


In case you forgot, here's a little bit about my guest: 




Augustus Cileone won the Dark Oak Mystery Contest sponsored by Oak Tree Press, for the novel, A Lesson in Murder, about homicides associated with a Philadelphia Quaker school. His second novel, Feast or Famine, a satire, deals with a traumatized man dealing with his Catholic Italian American upbringing in the 1960's and 19...


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Writing Tips from Author, Augustus Cileone

June 11, 2015

I'm thrilled to welcome author, Augustus Cileone to my blog today for my writing tips series. Gus is a member of my local SINC chapter (Sisters in Crime). I can tell you that he is smart, interesting and accomplished. I'm excited to share his writing tips. Gus will be here today talking about building characters and next Thursday, he will return to discuss using your own experiences in fiction writing.


Here's a little bit about my guest: 




Augustus Cileone won the Dark Oak Mystery Contest sponso...


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Respecting Your Process

June 9, 2015

My Daughter's drawing of a "Plantster" - which is what I am: a cross between a Plotter and a Pantster

Get it? Plotter + Panster = Plantser? Pants with a Plant growing out of them. Tee hee


Last year, I posted about this awesome blog post I had discovered by author, Rachel Aaron wherein she proposed a new way to increase word count. You can read the post that I wrote here. (The bit about Aaron is all the way at the bottom, so scroll down.) What I had gotten out of her post was that if you spend a...


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Authors United Against Child Slavery

May 20, 2015

Psst . . . Please check this out. Remember that Finding Claire Fletcher t-shirt fundraiser I did last year? It was for this very same organization: Operation Underground Railroad. Now these two super awesome authors, Laura Johnston and Donna K. Weaver are going all out to mobilize the writing community in order to raise money for O.U.R. Please check it out. By the way, earlier this year, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation merged with O.U.R. Elizabeth Smart has long supported O.U.R. and I hope you...


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A New Cover and Exciting News

May 19, 2015

Okay, so I was very, very late in posting this so I apologize. But as you've probably already seen somewhere on the web, the new ABERRATION cover is out!  Here it is:



Regina Wamba of Mae I. Design came up with it. I think it is absolutely breathtaking! I'm very excited.


So to celebrate this amazing new cover, my publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing decided to run a 99 cent promotion on the ebook from May 14-18. The exciting new is that during this sale, my little old book cracked Amazon's Top 10...


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About Me


Lisa Regan I am the author of Finding Claire Fletcher, Losing Leah Holloway, Kill For You, Hold Still, Cold-Blooded and the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling Detective Josie Quinn series (Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave). You can email me directly at lisareganauthor@hotmail.com.

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