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5 words, 14 letters…I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!

“I can’t believe this is real life” has become my new mantra. If someone were to tell me three weeks ago that I’d be sharing this news with you, I’d think they were crazy. And clearly compulsive liars, and why the heck was I friends with such crazy compulsive liars?! I’d need to look into… Continue reading 5 words, 14 letters…I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!

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Top Ten Books of 2011

Hey 2012, you look all fancy-like and wonderful - I don't care what the doomsday-ers say, I see nothing but good things in your future. Seriously, I hope you guys had a great holiday week/weekend! To ease into the shiny new year, I’ve decided to share a top ten list. Here are my FAVORITE books… Continue reading Top Ten Books of 2011

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I wish that author was a friend, oh wait…she is!

"What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though."  — J.D. Salinger  And sometimes, that very thing DOES… Continue reading I wish that author was a friend, oh wait…she is!

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Blog that sparks MY soul!

Holy Helvetica, I’m so darn honored you guys! The wonderful (and super talented author pal of mine) Anita Grace Howard, has bestowed my humble site with the ‘Blog That Sparks the Soul Award.’ Here’s what she said on her blog last week that warmed my heart: “Also, I'd like to thank Kerri Maniscalco for her… Continue reading Blog that sparks MY soul!