Peace & Music giveaway

FFA-front-coverFALLING FOR ALICE is now available for pre-order! My story in the anthology is “Alice at Woodstock” — yes, Alice falls down the proverbial rabbit hole and lands in the midst of the largest peace-and-music event in history. I had a blast immersing myself in the Woodstock experience while I was researching and writing this story. So fun! I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

If you’re planning to pick up a copy of FALLING FOR ALICE, it’s super helpful to the authors if you pre-order or purchase in the first week. And if you pre-order or purchase a copy by midnight PDT on April 30, send me proof of purchase and you’ll be entered to win a Peace & Music swag pack, including a $10 iTunes card, a “peace sign” beaded bookmark, Woodstock-inspired stickers, and a frameable “groovy guitar” art card. 

20150417_202121Proof of purchase/pre-order = pic of your receipt or your order confirmation. Email to sharigreen.ya (AT) gmail (DOT) com by midnight PDT on April 30.  Open internationally.

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(Addition buy links on publisher’s site.)

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Beach Day, and Where Ideas Come From

Despite ominous clouds, I went to the beach today. Yes, I got rained on, but hey, sea glass is easier to find when it’s wet. ;) The sun returned, so it ended up being a best-of-both-weather-worlds kind of day for walking on the beach.beach-day-april-14-2015close-up of doll's face

My favourite find today was this slightly creepy but very awesome china doll face. It was upside down amidst the stones, and I thought it was a bit of oyster shell. But then I thought, perhaps a bit of pottery or china? So I picked it up and flipped it over, hoping for a splash of colour, maybe…and there she was. Cool!

 

Story ideas are a bit like that for me — not a grand epiphany, with a fully formed idea flashing into my mind, but rather, an ordinary something catches my eye (or mind, or heart), and I wonder what it might be, or what it might become. I collect these bits the way I collect sea glass — compulsively, yes, haha, and then tucking them away, even if they don’t seem especially useful at the time. Eventually, a collection of these ordinary things comes together, and a story emerges.

 

If you’re a writer, how do story ideas come to you?

 

March Madness Day 31: Final Check-In!

This is it! The last day of March Madness 2015. It is seriously AWESOME that you stuck with this through the month. Even if you had some off-days (or weeks), and even if you didn’t make it to your goal, I am SO glad you were with us for March Madness. And if you had a fantastic month? If you achieved or even exceeded your goals? WOOHOO!! Congratulations!! *throws confetti* *passes cake to everyone*

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March Madness day 10

Hello, Madnificents! How goes the Madness?

I hesitate to comment about what a mild winter we’ve had here. *ducks snowballs thrown from all the non-west-coast Wipsters* Choosing a beach theme for my Tuesday posts is really and truly NOT a rubbing-in of our fine weather. Honestly. It’s just me, sharing thoughts from my corner of the world. So, forgive me…and come with me to the virtual beach.

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March Madness day 3

Welcome, my Madnificents, to the March Madness day 3 check-in! :)

This is my fifth year–fifth!–co-hosting this awesome challenge, and I’m thrilled to be here again, cheering you on and being part of the Big Accountability Plan. (Oh man, do I need that accountability plan!) And you know about the prizes, right? Today we’re giving away the first one! We drew a name from those who submitted their goals during the first 24 hours of March Madness. The winner is…

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