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With The #Tremblers on its way and book two finished and turned in for edits, I am busily working on book three of my #steampunk  trilogy. Charlotte's story is definitely an exciting ride!
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Oh, I do hope you find time to write again. We don't want to permanently upset our muses, do we? Hang in there!
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IWSG, Will I Rally?
Welcome to another installment of the   Insecure Writer's Support Group  conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain,  Alex J. Cavanaugh !  Our Twitter hashtag is  #IWSG This blog post really is all I can do today. I am thoroughly exhausted and worried, actually...
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Writing Helps Series: Podcasts
WELCOME the 2ND installment of a series I'm doing on different types of tools that authors can use to hone their craft, better their writing, ease their frustrations, or are just cool. The first in the series covered books and you can find it here,  Writing...
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Hey, congrats on on the royalties. Its a good feeling. I think its great that you're objective enough to cut parts of your book that need it. Keep up the good work! :)
"So, how's that novel coming along?" It's one of those things every writer hates to hear, and it's doubly worse when you ask it of yourself, which is something I've been doing every day for the past month. See, when I put out...
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I'm trying... just second guessing ever step of the way.

The royalties are pretty nice though. This is the first time I've been paid for my writing since I was 15 working on the school literary newsletter. At the end of the year I kept all the change in the printing budget (since I was the editor and no one else wanted it) which amounted to something like 5 bucks.
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IWSG, Must I Corset?
Welcome to another installment of the  Insecure Writer's Support Group  conceived by illustrious Ninja Captain,  Alex J. Cavanaugh !  Our Twitter hashtag is  #IWSG I'm not sure I can do this cosplay thing... As you all may know, I am currently two books dee...
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Cover Reveal: Nora and Kettle!
Nora and Kettle by  Lauren Nicolle Taylor Release Date: 02/29/16 Clean Teen Reads Summary from Goodreads: What if Peter Pan was a homeless kid just trying to survive, and Wendy flew away for a really good reason? Seventeen-year-old Kettle has had his share ...
Japanese blood in them”—things are finally looking up. He has his hideout in an. abandoned subway tunnel, a job, and his gang of Lost Boys. Desperate to run away, the world outside her oppressive brownstone calls to. naïve, eighteen-year-old Nora—the privileged daughter of a controlling and ...
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Gotta admit...that is not what I thought you were going to do after laying out all the challenges you've had this month. Good luck in the contest!
Last month I discussed the struggles I was having with my work in progress, trying to wrangle it into some semblance of a coherent novel. Progress has been slow but study, like hacking through a jungle with a dull machete. An...
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Aurelious Forty, Book Blitz and Giveaway!
So excited to introduce this cool book from author, Dianna Beirne that I'm taking part in her book blitz and GIVEAWAY! Don't forget to sign up on the RAFFLECOPTER link BELOW --> Summary
from Goodreads: Aurelious Forty has led a lonely, troubled life. He s...
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Book Blitz: The Thought Readers
The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions #1) by  Dima Zales Release Date: 3/5/14 Mozaika Publications Summary from Goodreads: A new series about mind readers from USA Today bestselling authors...  Everyone thinks I’m a genius.  Everyone is wrong.  Sure, I finis...
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Oh you absolutely can finish. I know you can! Hang in there and write those ideas down. :)
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41 Large and 20 Short
So I'm churning out the first draft of the second book in my steampunk series and boy...is it a tight timeline. I've set word count goals every week to keep on track with my deadline, but I have to say its feeling fast and furious like NaNo. The thing is, I...
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Raquel writes across several genres including YA Steampunk and Gothic Mystery. Always looking for another adventure in which to partake she is never seen without her notebook.

As a teen she couldn't get enough Bradbury, Asimov, Poe, or Matheson. They informed her love of science fiction, mystery, and thrillers. One of her favorite stories is Something Wicked This Way Comes. It changed the way she looked at scenery and the world around her.

After finishing school, marrying, and starting a family, Raquel realized she'd fallen away from her love of the written word. She began in earnest in 2000 to hone her craft and connect with other authors and book lovers.

She connected with an agent and after signing with him, sold two series. One, a suspense series that also sold into foreign translation, and the other a dark gothic mystery. Currently working on YA Steampunk, she endeavors to bring the same edgy characters and thrilling pace to the project.

Purple Knot
Ruby Dawn
Bayou Blue

Whispers on Shadow Bay
Secrets at Crescent Point

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I write Gothic Mystery, Steampunk, and Romantic Suspense.
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