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Crystal Collier
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Stop in for a couple laughs and a book giveaway for a book that's beyond epic!
Do you occasionally disappear from reality? Yeah, that was me the last couple weeks. I handed in a manuscript to an editor, critiqued 2 books, survived 2 weeks without my helpful kids around, and last minute got an acceptance...
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Do you have the lazy bug? What's your bane? Share and enter to win an AWESOME book from a pretty fabulous Brit.
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Great free read! So worth it.
Worth the Effort - Ayden's Story turns two years old this month and I'm celebrating by offering it free of charge to subscribers of my newsletter. Ayden's Story has never been offered for free, so this is a big deal! Since El...
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The Four commandments of celebrating! What are you celebrating and are you obeying the rules to do it?
What are you celebrating this week? Come swim along for the Four Commandments of Celebrating, but first, I've got two celebrations. First, Beverly Stowe McClure totally made my day. That's right, she reviewed MOONL...
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It's such a FUN surprise when you stumble across your book being reviewed. HUGE thanks to Beverly for sharing! #bookreview   #awesomeness   
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Hey! Did you celebrate Father's Day? Here's a shout (and a chuckle) about fathers, PLUS you totally want to win Yolanda Renee's book giveaway. SIGNED PAPERBACK--two different books, your choice.
Father's Day just happened in the USA. Did you miss it? I happen to love this holiday. It gives me an opportunity to recall all the amazing things my father has done for me: Dads (or dad figures) will do anything to teach yo...
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Totally touched by this. Such a lovely poem that I wish could touch every heart in the world.
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Encouraging words: Overcoming negativity. Join me and share what methods have worked for you!
How often do you hear that inner voice telling you you're not good enough, not smart enough, not talented enough, not awesome? THAT'S BULL. Source It's easy to get caught in a mental rut. And yes, picture a rut. The brain ...
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The second annual The Insecure Writer’s Support Group anthology contest kicks off this fall. This year, members get to select the genre! Go HERE to cast your vote. Don’t forget July’s IWSG question of the m...
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Handing out cookies and time machines. What? You don't believe me?
Today Crystal Collier is here to discuss her latest release Moonless and her Maiden of Time Series. While Crystal is answering my questions here I'm visiting her blog for WriterlyWednesday! Can you guess...
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The #Orlando  shooting is hot on my mind today. What are your thoughts?
Have you ever had a large tragedy strike your front door? I woke Sunday morning to a text from a family member asking if we were alright. We regularly get texts like that after a hurricane or tropical storm, but there was n...
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Writer/Teacher/Composer
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  • Raybourne Publishing
    Author, 2013 - present
    Moonless 2013 Soulless 2014 Bellezza 2014
  • Immortal the Musical
    Writer/Composer, 2003 - present
  • Black Diamond Productions
    Writer/Composer, 2003 - 2006
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Author (Maiden of Time Trilogy), cheese aficionado, professional Chicken, and home schooling mom.
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Crystal Collier, author of MOONLESS, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.
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We went to the new clinic on Sand Lake Road right after our car accident. Our first impression was that this was a machine--a system set up to get money from insurance companies while preying on injury victims. I wish I could refute that statement now, but I can't. The masseuse was great. He did wonders for soft tissue healing and guiding us through therapeutic exercises. The chiropractor/doctor helped as much as hindered. Many times we started into headaches or new pains as a result of adjustments. I wanted to stop adjustments entirely. But no. You had to do ALL of it. And pay for all of it. He was very straight forward about injuries and excellent about educating you as to their seriousness, to the point of terrifying you. Overall, the treatments helped. However, when our insurance money began to run out... We stopped treatment. In an insurance settlement, we will only be able to obtain a finite payment for any additional medical needs. Looking at the possibility of multiple surgeries which may exceed our settlement, we informed them that we would not be returning. The business manager tried to persuade us to continue forward with the argument that the clinic would get its payment from the other guy's insurance. That's right. From the limited amount of settlement money we might need for surgery. Because we didn't complete the 8 week regiment of "treatment," the chiropractor/doctor refused to give a final report of our injuries for our demand letter. In fact, when I spoke with him on the phone (politely), he was down right rude. I could hear in his tone the fact we'd messed up his scam. Keep in mind this was after 4 WEEKS of treatment totaling around $16,000 to $20,000 for the two of us. I understand if you're angry because I messed up your system, but for heaven's sake, act like a professional, please. As first assessed, this company is a machine. That said, everything is streamlined. They do take care of all your paperwork and everything is in-house. No need to trek across the city for multiple treatments. If you hire an attorney, as they will strongly urge you to do, they will take all of the headaches (other than the physical ones) away. If you have personal insurance and were in an accident, your costs should be covered just fine. If you don't, seek treatment elsewhere. Even if you do, you should probably seek treatment elsewhere.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Doctor Schwartz seemed to be very knowledgeable and very personable. My experience on an initial consultation was excellent, except that he forgot to send home samples with me. My test results concluded that we should start into Immunotherapy, or allergy shots. I sent in the consent form to begin, and was told I'd be contacted within two weeks. After two and a half weeks I finally called them. I was told I'd need twice as many shots/twice the cost the doctor had told me, and when I explained what the physician said, was told the doctor would be consulted and I would receive a call back. A week later I called back. They had called, but not left a message. Now that that was all straightened out, I discovered that as a self-pay patient I had been over-charged for the initial visit. The staff member promised to take care of that, and said my shots should be ready the following Monday and that I would receive a call. (It was a Friday.) I waited until Tuesday and finally called. Change of story. Their people prepared shots only on Thursday and Fridays, but they put a note on my order to make it a top priority so I could come in Thursday afternoon. Again, I waited for the call. No call. Finally I called on Friday. Apparently they closed at noon. My patience is wearing thin with this clinic. We're two weeks past when treatment should have started and I'm still uncertain any progress has been made. At this point I'm considering taking my self-pay business elsewhere. Surely there are people who value customer service?
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
I first became alarmed when I looked at his schedule book and noticed the sporadic appointments. Still further I worried when he didn't tell me--like every other dentist in the world that I really needed to floss. But hey, I appreciated that my teeth didn't hurt after the cleaning (very sensitive) and that the office felt comfortable--unlike some dentists I've seen in the NY area. The clincher however is when he completed the first filling. It still hurts--every time I bite down and although I plan to go back and have him fix the problem, you only get one set of teeth. Why trust them to incompetence--or better yet, a lack of care? Not only this through our office discussions he defended poor dentistry, an instant red flag. He's a nice guy, but I think he's more preoccupied with his image than his work.
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Public - 8 years ago
reviewed 8 years ago
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Our first experience in the office was to remove stitches from my son's chin. This should not have been a difficult and traumatic/painful process. My father was a doctor and I watched/experienced many instances of stitch removal. I seriously had the impression the doctor had never done it before, and my brave 4 yr old had a hard time sitting through the tugging and twisting. (Honestly, there was tugging and twisting. I could have done a better job at home with scissors.) When we came back for physicals, I had filled out paperwork and requested our transfer of immunization records, however, the staff had somehow overlooked or LOST the request form. I filled out another one, disgusted and resolved not to return if possible. Two years later I contacted them to retrieve my children's records. This turned into a week long process of calling and talking to one person after another only to get transferred to another office or person and promised a return call that never came. In the end I finally tracked down the kids records to find my second request for immunization records was never completed. Incompetent staff, incompetent doctor, long office wait, and overall irritation.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago