Monthly Archives: January 2013

Many of you joined in on all the fun with the release of the newsletter last week, followed by celebrating 2,500+ “Likes” on the Facebook page. If you were in on that, then all of this is old news and you have my permission to go do something more interesting. Like watching that bird sing “Bodies on the Floor.” Much more entertaining than what I have here. But if you missed out because you don’t subscribe to the newsletter and want to know what’s going on in the writing life of Author Kristie Cook for 2013 (ugh – sounds like … Continue reading


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Well, hellooooo, lovelies. I know, it’s been a while. In fact, except for Author Heather McCorkle’s cover reveal and a couple of posts on my writing blog, I’ve been MIA since Christmas. So, um… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope your holidays were wonderful. We had an eventful holiday break here at Casa del Cook. Some high points and a few low points, but overall, a really memorable time that created some solid bonding moments between The Boys, The Man and me. I love my family and am blessed to have them, even when things get rough. Since then, I’ve been … Continue reading


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My good friend and founder and fellow member of the Indie Elite Heather McCorkle has released the cover of her new book, The Dragon Empire. Congrats, Heather! The blurb sounds very, very intriguing. Check it out! Cover designed by CP Design. The Dragon Empire by Heather McCorkle — February 2013 / Compass Press On Yacrana, dragons stand at the top of the evolutionary ladder instead of humans. Such an advanced species is not without its issues though. There’s trouble in the Dragon Empire, the kind that could start a war between dragons and the races of people. Hidden factions of dragons believe they should rule the lesser races, not simply stand aside and allow them to develop … Continue reading


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Last week, I gave a detailed account of the first half of my revisions process – the fun and creative but sometimes arduous task of making sure the actual story is just right. Plot and character development must be nailed down before I waste time on anything else. After all, it’s in that phase where I make the most profound changes and there’s no use spending a lot of time on perfecting the words of a sentence or a whole paragraph that might not be there later. We left off with my WIP in the hands of my first round … Continue reading


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