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She’s funny. She’s delightful. She’s a damn good writer. She’s Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins

In today’s ongoing series of Q and As with bestselling authors  – we feature the delightful and talented Kristan Higgins (contemporary romance author and women’s fiction author).  Kristan Higgins is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than fifteen novels and a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages and received numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus and Romantic Times. She is a four-time nominee for The Kirkus Prize for best work of fiction. You can connect with Kristan via her website and blog. On her facebook profile page. or her facebook author page, on twitter

What was your first book that hit a bestseller list? What was the list, where did the book rank when it first hit, and how high did your book get?

AIEWfcreissueKH: ALL I EVER WANTED hit the USA TODAY list…I forget where, but let’s say it barely squeaked in there. It stayed on for two weeks, and I was utterly thrilled!

What were you doing when you found out you hit the bestseller list? And how did you celebrate or mark the occasion?

KH: I think I was sitting on this very porch, and my editor called me. I said, “Are you even kidding? Don’t joke about that stuff!” We were both so excited!

For that first time, my husband took me out to a fantastic restaurant, and told the maître d’ “My wife’s book just hit the USA TODAY list!” The restaurant people brought over champagne, and when dessert came, they wrote “Congratulations!” in icing. It was like a dream. Plus, I didn’t have to cook.

What does being a “successful author” mean to you?

Kristan Higgins at a book signing.

Kristan Higgins at a book signing.

KH: I think success means knowing that my books have had an impact on readers. Books are meant to be read, after all; I’m not writing just for my own entertainment. But loving my work is a part of success, too, because if I hated writing and didn’t care about the end result, well, where’s the joy in that? And there’s a financial component in there, too, somewhere. My original goal was to earn enough so that I wouldn’t have to wait tables part-time. That goal has been surpassed. It’s nice to be paid for the work I do, but if I only made as much as a part-time waitress, I’d still be writing.

Some authors are great at it, while others can’t find the right formula, but in order to be a success in today’s market, you have to do promotion. So, what are the top three things that you do consistently when it comes to promotion?

KH: I write everything myself—I answer all my email, posts and messages, I write my own newsletters, every Tweet and Facebook post comes from me. I think that’s important, because it connects me with my readers, and that bond can’t be underestimated. I also think you can tell when you get a note from someone’s assistant, and that strikes me as ungrateful in a way . . . here the reader has told you how much she loved your book, and you don’t even read it? You don’t have five minutes to answer? I just couldn’t do that.

Kristan with her dear friend  (the wonderful) Kim Castillo

Kristan with her dear friend (the wonderful) Kim Castillo

I deliver a consistent product. When you go to my Facebook page, read my newsletter, follow me on Twitter, read my blogs, you’ll always know it’s me (see #1). All those posts contain the same tone as my books—they’re warm, approachable, often funny, heartfelt and talk about everyday life. I’m not whining about how mad I got in traffic or “vague-booking” about my problems, because that’s not what my readers want to hear about. They want the me of my books. My friends and family are there for the bad traffic days.

I write more books. It’s easy to believe that if you just promote enough, your book will get attention. I don’t think that’s true. Readers can’t be fooled or manipulated into loving an author. It’s always about the book. I know authors who are great on Facebook and write ragingly popular blogs about publishing, authors who have ten times the Twitter followers I have. But that’s not what I’m doing for a living. I don’t want to be a social media whiz; I want to write books. My readers want me to write books. You have to choose how you spend your time.

What is one thing you absolutely LOVE about being an author and one thing that makes you BONKERS?

Kristan is a dog lover and dog owner. She says most of her books have dogs in them because "life without a dog is pretty lonely to contemplate."

Kristan is a dog lover and dog owner. She says most of her books have dogs in them because “life without a dog is pretty lonely to contemplate.”

KH: I love when I understand my book. It usually takes 265 pages, and then I smack my forehead and say, “So that’s what this book is about!” I would sincerely love it if this moment could take place on page 10 and have killed several roosters under the full moon to try to change this, but all for naught, I’m afraid. Page 265 seems to be a thing with me. (Author disclaimer: I really haven’t killed any roosters. But I’ve been tempted.)

The thing that makes me a little bonkers is the phrase “churning them out” in regard to writing two books a year. First of all, in the romance genre, that’s not terribly fast. Secondly, it implies that I’m just going through certain motions. I don’t. Every book is different. Every book is hard. Every book has a chunk of my heart in it. There’s no formula or button or crank. It’s my heart on the page, almost literally. I want to say to those people, “Churn? Churn them out? It’s more like I gave birth to an alien baby covered in spikes, okay?”

beyondsunrise2014Who are some of your favourite authors and why?

i_cant_complain_lgKH: Mary Balogh for her beautiful prose and wonderful characters; Elinor Lipman for her wry, wise, joyful voice; Marian Keyes for her sense of humor; Robyn Carr for her moral compass; Stephen King for scaring the pants off me.

What are you currently working on?

KH: I’m working on a women’s fiction novel called ON SECOND THOUGHT. It’s about two women who find themselves abruptly single and end up living together while they try to come to terms with the reality (and end) of their relationships. And it’s about second chances, too.

In your daily work routine what do you do first and why? A. write/plot/creative B. social media/promotion C. email/admin

IYDfc-smallWOYfcKH: C first because I always have to check and see if there’s something from my editor or publicist that needs taking care of quickly. Then B would come second, usually because there’s a note that says something like if you could have this by today, that would be so great! Then comes A, because I like to have uninterrupted time to work creatively, so I clear the runway, as it were.

What would I find on your desk at this very moment?

KH: I’m on my front porch!

Finish this sentence: I’m a writer because . . .

Kristan Higgins's upcoming release IF YOU ONLY KNEW will be out on Aug. 25. Pre-order and you can win a $500 VISA gift card. Check her site for details. http://www.kristanhiggins.com/

Kristan Higgins’s upcoming release IF YOU ONLY KNEW will be out on Aug. 25. Pre-order and you can win a $500 VISA gift card. Check her site for details. http://www.kristanhiggins.com/

KH: I think I’d go a little crazy if I couldn’t be. I don’t know what nonwriters do all day? Talk to real people? That seems so uninspired!

KH: Thank you so much for having me today! I loved your questions, and it’s a huge honor.

Kristan is running an awesome contest for her upcoming book. If you pre-order her upcoming release IF YOU ONLY KNEW, (before Aug. 25) you can enter a contest to win a $500 VISA gift card!

You can connect with Kristan via her website and blog. On her facebook profile page. or her facebook author page, on twitter. Kristan also writes for The Jaunty Quills blog. 

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Question of the Week: Free Book Giveaway!

We’re starting a weekly giveaway at Lachesis Publishing.

Every Friday we’re asking a question. You have until midnight tonight (EST) to leave a comment to get your name put in a draw to win a free e-book! The winner will get to choose one e-book from Lachesis Publishing (winner’s choice!) and we will send it to him or her. On Saturday morning, I’ll post the winner’s name on our Lachesis Publishing Blog and on our Lachesis Publishing facebook page and contact him/her on facebook as well.

This week’s question is:

What was your favourite book that you read in high school English class?

You have to go to the Lachesis Publishing Blog to answer.

Good luck and happy reading!

 

 

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So You Want To Be A Bestselling Author? Part 10: Give It Away!

7-Key-Things-Every-Great-Facebook-Contest-NeedsSomething I’ve noticed about authors who do really well. They give stuff away. Books, swag, their time, etc . . . Many authors who are bestsellers run regular contests and giveaways. Yes, it gets people to pay attention because who doesn’t want free stuff? Especially free books! But what it also does is show us how important readers are to that author. A contest is an opportunity for interaction with readers or potential readers. It’s a way for the author to connect with and stay in touch with people who are already devoted fans. But it’s also a great way to welcome and encourage new readers. That’s why contests and giveaways are great.

So, as an author what do you give away? Easy enough. Start with your own books. Or, if you’ve been to a conference lately you’ve most likely accumulated swag (other books, book marks, hats, bags, pens, etc . . .) Yes, you can give away books written by other authors. But isn’t that counter-productive? Nope. If you are familiar with those authors and you’ve read their books it shows good will and you still get to interact with your readers because you are running the giveaway.images

What if you want to try something different? No problem. Go to your local thrift store and look for some interesting trinkets that either connect with your book or series or relate them to something you love like antique pill boxes or spoons. Or go to a used book store and find some well-loved (dog-eared) copies of some of the books that first got you hooked on romance or sci-fi or horror and give those away as part of a “nostalgia” contest.

You can also give away your time. Offer up a “coffee date”  for one lucky reader and perhaps two friends if it’s a city you will be traveling too or a fan conference or event where readers attend. Yes, you’ll be footing the bill for the coffee and treats. ;)

If cost is an issue – give away the name of a character in your upcoming book – name that character after a reader! Give away a skype session with you and your fans! Ask your reader who they want the next hero and/or heroine to be in your ongoing series. The winner gets a mention in your acknowledgments! There are a lot of things you can do that are different and unique and bring you that much closer to your fans as well as intrigue potential new readers.

The most important thing about contests and giveaways? Do them often! Once a month is great but at least a few times a year. And especially when you have a new book coming out! When you have a new release out – give away the previous book you’ve written or the first book in your series. But do it regularly! That’s it for today! Remember – everyone loves a giveaway!

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100_4277Joanna D’Angelo is Editor in Chief at Lachesis Publishing Inc. She loves Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, contests, and giveaways!

Remember, in celebration of our 9th Anniversary, Lachesis Publishing is offering 50% off all our books (except for the .99 cent titles and the freebies of course! ;) ) Check out our great titles!

 

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THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by ELOISA JAMES (historical romance)

ladyx_350SATURDAY SUPER SPECIAL!!! AMAZING CONTEST! see details below:
Eloisa James’s New Release THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X is out NOW! and it’s a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

ELOISA is currently running an amazing contest! You can win 1 of 4 treasure chests filled with jewelry!!! (scroll down for details).

BOOK 7 in the Desperate Duchesses series. (You do not need to have read any of Eloisa’s previous books to read Three Weeks with Lady X – but you will want to!)

BUY IT HERE:
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062223895/?tag=eloisajamescom

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/three-weeks-with-lady-x-eloisa-james/1116328667?ean=9780062223890&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-r4ofq9fX4gI-_-10%3A1&r=1

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/three-weeks-with-lady-x/id660508099?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062223890

SYNOPSIS:
Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India.

Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks.

But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them.
Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his.

The one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose–his fierce and lawless heart.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.eloisajames.com/bookshelf/ladyx.php

CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X:
“James’ wonderful cast and effortless plotting make this a delicious romance to be savored again and again.”
~ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

CONNECT WITH ELOISA JAMES ONLINE:

Web site: http://www.eloisajames.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EloisaJames (@EloisaJames)

1016931_10152289195549854_1532113786326772879_nCONTEST: Reminder — WEEK 3 of X Marks the Spot Scavenger Hunt! I’ve dropped clues all over the internet (FB, Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest) if you find them all, come back here to enter. You could win 1 of 4 treasure chests filled with jewelry! All the details are on the “X Marks the Spot” app here on my fb page. Look for the large pink X for all of the contest details.
**mobile users – you must enter from a browser window or from a computer. The FB app won’t allow you access to the contest app**
#threeweekswithladyx

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ih0yJx
Twitter: http://bit.ly/1i0fpaF
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1iESzr9
Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1cSePvJ

ELOISA JAMES bio: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

For info about books, visit www.eloisajames.com Or ask a question on Facebook (where Eloisa spends entirely too much time): https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames And then drop in on her very romantic, very Eloisa Tumblr blog, a labor of love: http://eloisajames.tumblr.com/

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The Billionaire Princess by Christina Tetreault (contemporary romance)

3335934THIS WEEK’S REVOLVING BOOK is the contemporary romance THE BILLIONAIRE PRINCESS by CHRISTINA TETREAULT. Book 3 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series.

Priced Right at $2.99
WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Princess-Sherbrookes-Newport-ebook/dp/B00C12Y9GG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1364337309&sr=8-8&keywords=the+billionaire+princess
ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id626323415?mt=11&s=143455

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Billionaire-Princess/book-FdnCw6H8z06fPNMYuiHYDw/page1.html?s=1A374Je7l0ShF4RuuvrnVw&r=1

ALLROMANCE EBOOKS: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thebillionaireprincess-1166840-149.html

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-billionaire-princess-christina-tetreault/1114922327?ean=2940016189741&isbn=2940016189741

AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billionaire-Princess-Sherbrookes-Newport-ebook/dp/B00C12Y9GG/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1364344100&sr=8-7

SYNOPSIS:

She was raised as an American Princess

Following the betrayal of a former lover, Sara Sherbrooke swore off relationships, too afraid she would be used again. Instead she has devoted all her energy to succeeding in politics without relying on her family name. That is until one night in Hawaii with her brother’s best friend Christopher Hall.

He is a self-made billionaire

Technological genius and CEO of Hall Technology, Christopher Hall first met Sara Sherbrooke when he and Jake Sherbrooke were college roommates. While attending Jake’s wedding in Hawaii, Christopher is reintroduced to Sara, a beauty who was once way out of his league. But now as the most eligible bachelor in Silicon Valley, the only thing stopping Christopher from pursuing Sara is the thought of betraying his best friend.

As they work together to promote a new education initiative, neither can deny the attraction between them. But will their growing romance be worth all of the
Consequences?

REVIEWS:
5 Stars! Really enjoyable…found it hard to put down. I would recommend to people who enjoy a romantic story, and great ending. Barbara Jolly http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1HFAV1BH7C3BG/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp

I have looked forward to the release of this book since I finished book 2. The wait was worth it. We are reintroduced to Sara who we met in book 1. She was hard to like in the first book but after learning her story I have fallen in love with her character as I have all Christina Tetreault’s characters. This author skillfully develops her stories and characters and you end up being swept away by her stories. Well worth your time to read this book. Annie Beaudry http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AC16KBZUHL0GO/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://www.amazon.com/Billionaire-Princess-Sherbrookes-Newport-ebook/dp/B00C12Y9GG/ref=cm_cr-mr-title#reader_B00C12Y9GG

AUTHOR BIO:

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother’s manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you’ll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINA ONLINE:

facebook: http://www.facebook.co/christinatetreaultauthor

twitter: @cgricci

WEB SITE: http://www.christinatetreault.com/

BLOG: http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/

CONTESTS and GIVEAWAYS: http://www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor

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The Birr Elixir by Jo Sparkes (fantasy/epic fantasy)

UnknownFantastic Friday’s Book is the fantasy THE BIRR ELXIR by JO SPARKES.

BUY IT: Priced right at .99 cents!
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00D4R7PZ4
Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-birr-elixir-jo-sparkes/1115470299?ean=2940016445649
Web site: http://birrelixir.com/buy-the-book/

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When a young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, she’s suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman – and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.
Marra had never heard of Birr Elixir.

But when Drail of the Hand of Victory saw the words in an old book, she found herself agreeing to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, the Hand of Victory defeated a Skullan team, something no one had ever done before. Now Drail walked the path his grandsire had walked, and Marra was offered a place as Brista, his potions mistress. She doubted her ability, but took the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

When she found a way to wake the mysterious sleeper, Marra wondered if she deserved the title after all.

But with Tryst’s waking, ill luck and bad things suddenly dogged their tracks. Drail, being a man of action, saw only the good in people. Marra lacked his faith, but was frozen by her own timidity. When the time came to confront these enemies, would Tryst stand with them or against them?

Would it make any difference?

REVIEWS:

The Birr Elixir Keeps Readers Hooked – Andrew Keyser, Portland Book Review

Author Jo Sparkes proves to be an outstanding author with this light-hearted fantasy tale. She makes creating a believable, likeable world look easy … for a fun story with an imaginative world and an exciting sport, look no further than Jo Sparkes’ book The Birr Elixir.A Wonderful Story …

Nicua Shamira, Terraverum

This is a wonderful story that just sucked me in from the first few pages. There are secrets and delicious intrigue that keep you guessing. Skillfully written, colourful and exciting, I enjoyed the Birr Elixir immensely and looking forward to the next book.

SNEAK PEEK:

http://birrelixir.com/first-20-pages/

AUTHOR:

A well-known Century City Producer once said Jo Sparkes “… writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.” Not only are those words a compliment to Jo’s skills as a writer, but a true reflection of her commitment to her work as a screenwriter.

Jo Sparkes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program. Some years later, she renounced life in the corporate world to pursue her passion for writing. Jo went on to study for two years with Robert Powell; a student of renowned writers and teachers Lew Hunter, and Richard Walter, head and heart of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program. The culmination of those years of hard work was the short-film “The Image”, which Jo wrote and produced single-handedly.

Since then, Jo hasn’t looked back. Jo’s body of work includes scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, commercial work for corporate clients, as well as a being a feature writer on ReZoom.com. As a contributing writer for the Arizona Sports Fans Network — where she has been called their most popular writer — she was known for her humorous articles, player interviews and game coverage. Jo was unofficially the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he arrived in Arizona to play for the Cardinals.

She had the privilege to adjunct teach at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of one of her presentations. Her new book, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It”, is from the lessons shared. It truly is a writer’s — and any artist’s — guide to spinning gold.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.

CONNECT WITH JO:

https://www.facebook.com/BirrElixir

Twitter: @Sparkes777

Author blog: http://josparkes.com/ (I blog on writing – the art, not the cash)

Book Site is http://birrelixir.com/

UPCOMING:

Currently doing a Blog Tour with Pump Up Your Books: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2013/04/27/pump-up-your-book-presents-the-birr-elixir-virtual-book-publicity-tour/

Tomorrow with Mamma Says Read — there’s a giveaway with a KINDLE involved

http://mommasaysread.com/

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JOURNEY IN TIME by CHRIS KARLSEN (time travel romance)

Friday’s Revolving Book is the time travel romance JOURNEY IN TIME by CHRIS KARLSEN.

PUBLISHER: Books to Go Now: http://bookstogonow.com/chriskarlsen.html

BUY LINKS:
Amazon kindle: http://tinyurl.com/bdh8246

Barnes and Noble nook: http://tinyurl.com/aws2tow

Kobo Books: http://tinyurl.com/btm66sn
Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/ckafv6v

SYNOPSIS:
Trapped in time

London attorney, Shakira Constantine, finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th century, and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guiscard…a baron who died in the upcoming battle.

If they can’t discover a way to return to the 21st century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/bdh8246

REVIEWS:
http://romance.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Josie-reviews-Journey-In-Time-by-Chris-Karlsen.aspx

http://bunnysreview.com/2012/09/journey-in-time-chris-karlsen/

http://its-raining-books.blogspot.com/search/label/Chris%20Karlsen

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9biORn1b_QY&feature=related

ABOUT CHRIS KARLSEN:

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.

My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.

I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream.

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, four rescue dogs and a rescue horse.

CONNECT WITH CHRIS KARLSEN ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.chriskarlsen.com/

BLOG: http://www.chriskarlsenwriter.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chriskarlsenwriter

PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/chriskarlsen/

UPCOMING BLOG TOUR DATES AND GIVEAWAYS: http://www.chriskarlsen.com/upcomingdates.html

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