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Barbara Garren
Anyone who knows me knows this is true...I have no filter between my brain and my mouth.
Anyone who knows me knows this is true...I have no filter between my brain and my mouth.


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A year older - and maybe wiser...
It's almost a year since I last wrote on this blog. A busy year - some good, some not so great. All of it engaging in the day to day struggle we call life. I know you know what I mean. I have a good life - a great life in many respects. I won't challenge "w...

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It's been a long time, but I'm back- sort of!

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Well, hello there!
My, my - I've been terribly neglectful, haven't I? I haven't posted since February and I can't think of a single excuse.  I'd like to tell you it's due to the lack of anything of interest to chat about, but that wouldn't be true. This year has been full of ...

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Out of the funk, into the fire... in a manner of speaking
I was in quite a funk the last 2 days. I'm beginning to see this as a normal book-birthday emotion (see this post for book info). You go through months of writing and editing and when your book finally hits the market, it's like yay - no. Weird, but I'm s...

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BOOK RELEASE and the Economics of Indie Publishing
Woo Hoo! It's been a loooong road, but I'm happy to announce book 2 in my Phasms series was released today! Aint' she a pretty one? You can pick up a copy HERE.     It's exciting to see my work out there on the market, but I had to think long and hard about...

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DOMINICK cover reveal!!!
DOMINICK Title : Dominick (A
Prequel to Inferno) Author : Kara Jemal Genre : YA dystopian Release Date : March 2015 Publisher : Glass House
Press Goodreads Link : Blurb : Dominick
Grant had the perfect l...

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Ummm - so, I kind of missed posting my own cover reveal. Yeah. Lame, I know. But it's never to late to fix that, right?  So... Without further ado... Wait a minute. I can't let this go this easily. Yeah, yeah, yeah - we've all been busy with the holidays an...

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Gone too long?
Wow - I haven't actually "blogged" in forever. Shame on me! To make it up to you, and to get off on the write foot in 2015 (<===  see what I did there?)... I'm going to kick the year off with a GIVEAWAY! Because everyone likes free stuff, right? Here ya go ...

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OMG! This was SOOO worth the wait!
My best NOLA gal pal and all around FABULOUS author friend Kat Daemon is ready to share the second installment of The Darkness Saga  with us! If you haven't read the first book, Taming Darkness, well, all I can say is the devil never looked so good! (You ca...

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Because I'm Disposable…
Oooh! What's all the pretty going on here? Let's take a look! Because I'm Disposable is a YA contemporary by Rosie Somers and will be available on July 9th! I'm happy to help reveal the cover today! Sixteen-year-old Callista Tanner was in the bathroom slitt...
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