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Benson’s Got Bling!

Benson Bling SWWhen you write a story, you’re never going to see it the same way a reader would. Because you’ve spent so much time thinking about it, writing it and revising it, it becomes impossible to separate the story that exists in your mind from the one that exists on the page.

And that’s why reviews, and other people’s opinions, are so important. That’s how you find out what worked and what didn’t.

Which is why I’m over here, still doing my happy dance, after No Ordinary Lizard received a 5 Star Review from Readers Favorite. (Click on the link if you’d like to read it.)

I wanted readers to fall in love with Benson, the lizard (and star) of this story, but I honestly didn’t know if anyone would. So yes, it feels awesome that Benson’s earned himself some shiny bling.

But. This is just one person’s opinion. What I really want to know, what I really care about, is what you think.

So I’ve made the ebook free at all major retailers and priced the paperback edition as low as Amazon allows. All I ask is that you give me your honest opinion by posting your review on Amazon.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for reviewing. I’ll be over at Amazon, ready to read your opinion as soon as it comes in. Yes, it does matter that much. After all, I wrote this story for you.  



I Love to Write Day – the world’s largest party for writers!

On November 15, 28,000 schools across the country will be celebrating I Love to Write Day.

There’s more. Libraries, book stores, community centers, authors, and anyone else who wants to will drop everything else and join in. Writing, talking about writing, encouraging others to write, and enjoying what’s been written. It’s been going on every November 15 for the past ten years.

It all began in 2002, when author John Riddell had a brainstorm. He was driving his daughter to a writer’s conference when it occurred to him that the world needed “a special day when everyone can write something.”

Anything. Or everything. John says, “Write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel. The possibilities are endless.”

Free books

Does your teacher or school have a fun event planned? Publishers are donating books to schools that come up with creative ways to celebrate. A panel of authors will choose their favorite events. Free books will be shipped to the schools they choose. To enter, share the details of your event by emailing John at ilovetowriteday@ilovetowriteday.org.


Need some examples of how to celebrate? Here are two of my favorites: Students in South Carolina went to local nursing homes and helped the residents write their life stories. Fifth graders in Millville, New Jersey wrote letters to their state governor. A few days later he made I Love to Write Day an officially celebrated day in New Jersey. There are more examples and ideas available at ilovetowriteday.org.

Happy writing!

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