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J. Lea Lopez
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Writer, blogger, jello-lover
Writer, blogger, jello-lover

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It's been a labor of love over the past few years, but the time has come to say goodbye.

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A few of my highlights from #RWA15  

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I Didn't Know to Dream This
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Gather at the River , a two-day choral conference put together by the New Hampshire and Vermont chapters of the ACDA. It was held at Dartmouth College, in the lovely little town of Hanover, NH. You can visit the ...

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Three days left to enter! If you write romance or erotica, you might be interested in Mistress Editing. Check out my launch giveaway and enter to win a free edit, books, or an Amazon gift card. #writing #editing   #romancenovels #erotica #giveaway  

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New Release! DARK LIGHT by Richard Pieters
Dark Light Richard Pieters Sci/fi  Blurb  Storm clouds have stalled over the sweltering, riverside town of Avebury, Ohio and something dark and deadly is spreading when Carter Collins returns home. His quiet hometown is falling under the sway of an evangeli...

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My latest post at FTWA. My #grammar nerd is showing...

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Nooooope. Not cool, Mother Nature.
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Romance authors reading mean reviews is super funny

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Nuances of Punctuating Dialogue: Em-Dash vs Ellipsis
This is a fairly specific post about punctuating dialogue. If you're unsure on the basics of where commas and other punctuation go in relation to quotation marks, dialogue tags, and action beats, this post won't answer those questions. Sorry! Perhaps that's...

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My friend, a Navy vet, was diagnosed with cancer last year. Things initially looked good after surgery, but pathology results changed that. Chemo is the next step, but there's a shortage of the chemo drug he needs, and they don't know when or even if he'll get it. There's no softening that reality. Nothing will make it suck less. But if you feel moved to show some sort of support, purchase his book. It is beautiful and moving, and based on his own experiences with combat wounded Marines recovering in a Navy hospital. He's been incredibly optimistic, strong, generous, and calm through all of the cancer crap, and although it doesn't seem like much, encouraging others to read his book is one of the only ways I know to show my support from afar.
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