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Banished Love

Today I'm hosting author, Ramona Fightner on her tour with her new book, Banished Love. I'm already intrigued by the peek I've seen of this book.  But not only is Ramona offering a great read, there are prizes throughout the tour, so comment here or at other stops and be entered to win a $50 Amazon/BN gift card.

Welcome Ramona!

Ramona Fightner is a native of Missoula, Montana.  After graduating from Tufts University with a B.A. in…

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on February 26, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Guest Blogging

I'm blogging over at my agent's blog today.  There's a blurb about me and my writing at Scott Eagan Babbles. Come on by and visit for a bit.…



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Added by Ryshia Kennie on August 29, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

Change It Up - Shake It Out - Call It The Same!

I discovered only last year that I love writing two stories at the same time.  Before I would always stick to one story and then move on to the next.  But this time it was two completely different stories moving along parallel to…

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 31, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

You Want Me to Wear What?!

I gave up dance at the age of seven for good reason.  I mean really who wants to go around in a pink leotard with rabbit ears on their head.  I don't care now if you're only seven and I didn't care then.  Of course then my reason for quitting dance had nothing to do with the slightly off the wall costume and more to do with my belief that I was a tap dancer not a baton twirler.  I quit right after I learned that twirling with my left hand, well it, like the bunny suit, just wasn't…

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on June 15, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Dinosaurs - Not Quite A Stroll On The Beach

Too much work, and no vacation,

Deserves at least a small libation.

So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,

Work's the curse of the drinking classes.


~Oscar Wilde…
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Added by Ryshia Kennie on August 17, 2011 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Blow Torch Pizza

So we had pizza tonight.  A very good pizza I might add.  Pretty much on par with the best pizza I've had to date in a little restaurant in Minneapolis.  But I'm betting this pizza didn't get cooked quite like that one.



I'm not the cook in the family.  Apparently, I'm not creative enough because I never would have thought of this!  …



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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 28, 2011 at 10:13pm — No Comments

And the Grief Goes On

If it plugs into a wall this week I want nothing to do with it.  That goes for computers, TV's and any other electronic device including those that allege that batteries aren't the same as plugging directly into an electrical outlet.  They're from that family - that family of gadgets that has caused me nothing but grief these last few days. …



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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 16, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

And the Grief Goes On

If it plugs into a wall this week I want nothing to do with it.  That goes for computers, TV's and any other electronic device including those that allege that batteries aren't the same as plugging directly into an electrical outlet.  They're from that family - that family of gadgets that has caused me nothing but grief these last few days. …



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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 16, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

The Innocent Witness - Book Tour - July 14 Only

Today I'm welcoming author Terri Reed. Terri is here as part of the tour for her new release "The Innocent Witness."  
Terri will be giving away a $25 Visa gift card to one lucky commenter over the…
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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 14, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

The Innocent Witness - Book Tour

I'll be hosting author Terri Reed on July 14 at my blog Once Upon a Time.... She's on a virtual tour with the recent release of her book "The Innocent Witness". Stop by to meet Terri and find out about her latest book. Comment and you'll be entered for a chance to win a Visa Gift Card.

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on July 13, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Dirty Little Secrets

Recently I was in Calgary and between that and another trip that's falling on the shoulders of the last, I'm not holding up my usual working schedule.  Add a trip or two to the usual craziness of the holiday season that already includes a number of birthdays, and let's just say that plans, schedule, whatever you want to call it = disaster. 



Writing has suffered a blow or two as time usually dedicated to…

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on January 8, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Courage to Dream - Across the Globe to Jordan



Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end…
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Added by Ryshia Kennie on December 5, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Passport to Edmonton

A few months ago I was dusting off the passport but life

has a strange way of derailing plans. So while the passport simmers it

was a trip over the border - provincial that is.… Continue

Added by Ryshia Kennie on November 24, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

Get Mad

The other day I blogged about rejection in Rejection Bites. My thoughts

there did work for that one rejection but since then things have

changed. That post was before I knew rejection was going to strike again

a few days later. But when you have a story making the rounds rejection

is a reality. Not everyone is going to love your story or even like it

for that matter. But until that occurs, there's rejection to look

forward to and it's phrased in any number of… Continue

Added by Ryshia Kennie on November 16, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Rejection Bites

Rejection in whatever form is immobilizing. For however brief a moment

it makes us doubt ourselves. There's no way to soften its blow. If you

have a dream of any sort you know this. A dream is fragile. Reality

is tough. And the writing industry is a stellar example of the often

long ride to success through a mine field of rejection.



Read on at Once Upon a Time...



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Added by Ryshia Kennie on November 14, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Thirty Words and a Story

A thirty word story, the idea was from a contest I mentioned it in my last post. The idea intrigued me. Thirty words, how hard can that be?



I found myself eating those words as I sat in the waiting room of an overcrowded doctor's office and no inspiration was forthcoming. Across from me the constant dings and rings of an online game distracted me. I looked up and met the bland gaze of a middle-aged woman who then returned to the game on her blackberry with all the outward enthusiasm of… Continue

Added by Ryshia Kennie on November 3, 2010 at 8:04pm — No Comments

The Idea of a Novel

In a recent forum I had my finger hovering over comment in response to a question and then I realized that this was a much more complex question than I thought. The first thing I realized was that the idea portion of things was easy. That was something that came to me by stumbling on an obscure news article to an incident in life, a comment from a friend, a dream or even a walk in a graveyard, a great view, from any number of places. Often my ideas come from my travels and evolve from a… Continue

Added by Ryshia Kennie on October 14, 2010 at 9:09pm — No Comments

Multi-Tasking - a Fine Line in a Story


Thanksgiving at the lake - not a bad place to give thanks. It's not often that I get to the Qu'Appelle Valley these days but it never disappoints. So there I was in the valley on a beautiful fall day that was still hanging tightly to the edges of summer. Click here to read more.

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on October 13, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Last Chance - For All Time

It's the last day to enter my Halloween Contest and a

chance to win a great package of movies and books, For All Time. If you

haven't entered or you want to take advantage of an opportunity to

enter again - check out the rules. Remember, just entering twice on the

entry form won't do it - you need to be a tad more creative than that.

But it's not that difficult either. If you're in the mood head on over

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Added by Ryshia Kennie on October 7, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Delay Tactics

I was up early this morning - set to begin the WIP (work in project).

But first I had to head on over to the party room at the Romance Studio

and post for the Spookapalooza

party that starts today and goes to the end of the month. Then - well

there were e-mails to deal with, a bit of playing around with my blog -

and my story sat open, waiting. Disasters are happening,… Continue

Added by Ryshia Kennie on October 6, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

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