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Chandler County Book Cover Reveal!

The clock is ticking and the first slew of awesome Chandler County books will be released beginning in May!

Chandler County is a fictional world located between Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky. A dozen or so authors are penning stories revolving around the Kentucky Derby and the Chandler County Birthday Bash. Each author has their own unique characters and share some with each other as well.

There will be two Chandler County releases each year, the first in April/May of 2017 and the second in November/December of 2017. We’re excited about this Chandler County project and hope you will be too. There’s something for everyone in Chandler County.

Here is the schedule of release dates:

April 11, 2017 – Missing Pieces by Stephany Tullis
April 18, 2017 – Missing the Point by PJ Fiala
April 25, 2017 – Missing: The Lady Said No by Jacquie Biggar
May 2, 2017 – Missing Destiny by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
May 9, 2017- Missing the Crown Jewels by Valerie Clarizio
May 16, 2017 – The Missing Ingredient by Debbie White

Check out these lovely covers designed by Dana Leah!

Click on any cover below for the link to the Pre-Order!

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We’ve got lots of exciting stuff happening on our Facebook Page starting with a scavenger hunt with PRIZES! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

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Unforeseen Obsessions is Back! Pre-Order is up! Re-release date is 9/1/16!

Unforeseen Obsessions - Val Book Tour 2

After months of waiting impatiently, Unforeseen Obsessions is back on the market.  It is currently up for pre-order at all major outlets and scheduled for re-release on September 1st.

To celebrate the re-release, I am participating in a blog hop which includes a GIVEAWAY!  Please visit the blogs below where you’ll find character interviews, excerpts, and of course the RAFFLECOPTER!

8/22 – Sensuous Promos
 
8/23 – Nicki Day
 
8/24 – Nicole Morgan
 
8/25 – Darkest Cravings
 
8/26 – Get Cozy
 
8/27 – The Book Pub
 
8/28 – All my Book Finds
 
8/29 – Nikki Noffsinger
 
8/30 – Bound by Passion
 
8/31 – Michelle Roth
 
9/1 – Andrew Jericho
 
9/2 – Alison Mello

Blurb:

After Alex Polecheck’s police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice.  Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer.

Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list.

The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted.  Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced?  While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Unforeseen-Obsessions-Valerie-J-Clarizio-ebook/dp/B01JERSCOU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8#navbar

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unforeseen-obsessions-valerie-j-clarizio/1124233452;jsessionid=D88F2868D4395083CE3665B0E57B214F.prodny_store02-atgap05?ean=2940153412115

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/unforeseen-obsessions

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1139610450

24Symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1582875

 RAFFLECOPTER: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4a6d45a611/

 

Deskercise Your Way to Writing Productivity

As writers, when the mood strikes, we may find ourselves sitting at our computers all day long frantically pecking away on the keyboard to get our thoughts on paper before the thought-well runs dry.  The problem – When we finally come up for air, and return to reality, our hands, arms, backs, necks, and eyes are sore, Ugh!

A pain-free writer is a more productive writer so the question becomes…how can we make ourselves more comfortable and more productive?  Following are some helpful tidbits I’ve either read about, or have been told about in the recent past:

Eyes:  Look away from your computer screen periodically, and roll your eyes up and down and from side to side.  Also, close your eyes periodically for a minute or so just to give them a rest.

Hands and arms:  Stop pecking at your keyboard periodically and stretch your hands open, then ball them into a fist, and repeat the process.  Extend your arm, palm up, and apply downward and backward pressure against your fingers.  Flip your arm over and repeat the stretching process.  Don’t forget to apply the same type of pressure to your thumbs as well.

Back and neck:  Take a moment to lean back in your office chair and stretch your arms up and legs out.  Close your eyes, flex and extend your feet, open and close your hands.  Place your hands on your lower back and turn your head and shoulders slowly to each side.  Stand up and stretch, arching your lower back.  Bend your head gently from side to side, and then up and down, hold for a moment in each position, and repeat the process.  Slowly turn your head from side to side and hold for a few seconds, and then repeat the process a couple of times.

Try these exercises and see if it helps your writing productivity.  Do you have any other suggestions?  If so, please feel free to post them in the comments.

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And maybe in no time you’ll be able to do this off the back of your office chair:images[1]

Aside

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with Valerie Clarizio I’d like to start by offering a huge “Thank you!” to Stacey Joy Netzel for tagging me for The Next Big Thing.  I’ve been reading Stacey’s novel, Lost in Italy, and … Continue reading