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Tierney James, Author

Lipstick & Danger

Women Who Have Inspired Me

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

This is a new piece I’d like to share with you. There are many people who have influenced me over the years. For a while, I’d like to share some of the women I admire. Their work and selfless dedication, lives on across the world. I want to be more like them. They are a [..Read more]

Agent Nymphomaniac or Just Samantha?

Posted on Mar 5, 2018 by   1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Today we have the privilege of talking with Dr. Samantha Cordova. She has her Ph.D. in economics and teaches at a Sacramento university. But as you know she also works for Enigma, a secretive group connected loosely to Homeland Security. Welcome Dr. Cordova. It’s a pleasure to have you here today. I’ll have to say [..Read more]

Skinny Author’s Book Review – February

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by   1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Meeting your next favorite author requires a recipe of discovery. How do your find your next read? Do you cruise the shiny book table in the front of your favorite bookstore? Maybe you’re in a book club and forced to read a selection you normally would avoid like the plague, but discover an amazing author [..Read more]

Soccer Mom to Special Agent

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 by   4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Have you ever read a book and wished there could be an opportunity to pick the brain of the main character? Would they really be larger than life? I’ve been in that boat more times than I like to admit. There have even been times I decided on a car because my hero drove one [..Read more]

Villians We Hate to Love

Posted on Feb 11, 2018 by   4 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Imagine a British accent as our questionable character pushes through an audience of Girl Scouts and their mothers standing outside a shopping mall. “I’m sorry, ladies.” He smirks rather than smiles. “But I’m in need of some cookies. Free cookies.” Lifting four boxes of Thin Mints from the display table, he shoves them in a [..Read more]

Writing Ain’t For Sissies

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

I used to say “Gardening ain’t for sissies.” I’d watch joggers go by in their cute outfits, ponytail swinging in the breeze. They’d offer a friendly wave if they spotted me up to my elbows in compost. I’d return the salute with my spade and clench my teeth as I growled under my breath, “Whimp!” [..Read more]

Marketing by Design

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 by   7 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Going out on your own, on anything presents all kinds of problems you have to solve in order to be successful. After publishing my first book with a traditional press I was assigned an artist who had no idea about the subject matter. My book cover turned out to be just ridiculous. Even my friends [..Read more]

Benefits of Travel

Posted on Jan 7, 2018 by   6 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Not only am I a writer but I also taught world geography for a number of years at the junior high and college level. When I had a classroom of curious students, no matter the age, whatever the subject matter I tied it to the world around us. Several of my favorite projects meant creating [..Read more]

Tangled Webs – A Marketing Must

Posted on Jan 1, 2018 by   5 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

 Marketing is a slippery slope for most of us. One piece of that puzzle is creating a website to help promote you, your work and your wisdom. I tried Blogger for a few years, but I outgrew it. I tried making my own website. (Hilarious laughing here.) My search led me to Jennifer Davis of [..Read more]

Should a Writer Create a Business Plan

Posted on Dec 19, 2017 by   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

   The short answer is “heck yes!” The long answer is a little more involved. For some time, I’ve set goals for myself, but never really felt bound to it in anyway. I kept lists of things I read or money spent on my projects in hopes of using it for a tax deduction. But it’s [..Read more]

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