Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“The Quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” – Vincent T. Lombardi

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It’s been a busy week, crowning a Superbowl Champ, the start of the Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras and Lent. Here’s some links to cap it all off.

When To Ditch The Jammies. From Writer Unboxed. By Sarah Callender. Read more…

Digital Detox: 3 Things I’m Doing to Tame The Social Media Habit & Reclaim Focus. From By Roni Loren. Read more…

Let Everything Breath. From Zen Habits. By Leo Babauta. Read more…

Stealing Time. From Writer Unboxed. By Margaret Dilloway. Read more…

Goodreads Book Giveaway: A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair #mystery #suspense #Mothman

A huge THANK YOU to Stanalei Fletcher for allowing me blog space to share some exciting news. Kensington Publishing is doing a Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of my upcoming release, A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS. There will be two—count ‘em two—winners. The giveaway is open now through February 29th (how cool, a leap year). If you’re interested, you can enter here:

A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is a tale of mystery and suspense centered around events that took place in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. You’ll discover a small river town plagued by tragic history and rumored sightings of the Mothman—a terrifying creature said to haunt an abandoned WWII munitions site.
The characters are everyday people facing extraordinary circumstances—secrets, betrayal, murder. I hope you find the blurb intriguing:

Behind a legend lies the truth…AThousandYesteryears_hires

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…
Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…


A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS releases on April 26th, but the ebook version is already available from Amazon and all other major book sellers. If you’d like to pre-order you can find a complete list of links here.

In the meantime, I invite you sign up for the paperback giveaway at Goodreads and tell your friends! The Mothman Cometh! J

Author bio:Mae Clair
Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a kid. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who factors into her latest release.
Mae pens tales of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and numbers cats, history and exploring old graveyards among her passions.

Look for Mae Clair at the following haunts:
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page

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Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“Every day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

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© Kipuxa | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos

Happy New Year of the Monkey on February 8! Read more…

Simple Promo Tip: Nailing Your Email Subject Line. From Writer Unboxed. By Sharon Bially. Read more…

Creating Our Author Business Plan: Book By Book Marketing. From Fiction University By Marcy Kennedy. Read more…

How To Get Blurbs For Your Book & Use Them In Your Marketing. From BookBub Partners Blog. By Diana Urban.  Hat tip to Jodee Steffensen. Read more…

RIGHT HOOK: Baiting Your Book to Attract It’s Audience. From Romance University. By Damon Suede. Read more…

Celebrating 100 Years of Library Service: Magna Library February Writing Challenge

February Writing Challenge Magna Library_Posting_with authors

Have you always wanted to write? Now is your chance.

Enter the Magna Library writing contest. Top 3 winners in each category will have their work copied and displayed at the Magna Library for the public to read.

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Friday Favorites

This Week’s Quote:
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

Lots to choose from this week. Enjoy.
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© Kipuxa | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos

Unconventional Productivity. From Zen Habits. By Leo Babauta. Read more…

The Writing Process: Your Mileage May Vary (Or Why Breaking The Rules Is Okay). From Fiction University. By Deanna Raybourn. Read more…

What Cliché Is. From Writer Unboxed. By .. Read more…

Kill Your Darlings—Unless You Can Give Them Goals. From Fiction University. By Bonnie Randall. Read more…

Find What You Love And Let It Kill You. From Steven Pressfield. Read more…

How To Become A Bestselling, Full-time Novelist—It’s SO Easy. From Writer Unboxed. By Dan Blank. Read more…

Creativity, Brain Waves, And Having More Fun. From Writer UnBoxed. Read more…