2015

December 23, 2015

Christmas wishes to all of you as we celebrate the coming of Jesus.

December 8, 2015

Has life been crushing you?  I totally understand and want to share how I coped.

December 3, 2015

For my last post on Operation Shadow Box, I discuss five questions people might ask about the novel.  Do you have more?  Submit a question, and I'll be glad to answer.

November 23, 2015

Deborah Fields surprises Victor in ways he never thought possible.  Learn how here.

November 11, 2015

After a brief hiatus, I'm back.  Now it's time to discover more about Makmoud Hidari, a man Victor doesn't realize has both a role in his distant past and his future.

October 26, 2015

Want to know more about Victor's best friend?  Meet Gary Walton, the man who gives Victor a second chance?

October 20, 2015

Operation Shadow Box is now up and running!  For information related to vendors and where to leave a review, head to the book's home page.

October 16, 2015

I begin the series of posts related to Operation Shadow Box.  First up?  Meet Shadow Box's leader, Victor Chavez.

October 6, 2015

Learn more about the Last Chance series and what to expect.

September 24, 2015

  • It's official.  Operation Shadow Box will be released on October 20th.  I've got the page up in my bookstore for your perusal.  Stay tuned for more details.
  • I'm wrapping up my heroes series by writing about Whitney Ball, my cousin who is also one of my heroes.

September 17, 2015

Who is the hidden hero?  Take a good, long look in the mirror to get your answer.

September 9, 2015

  • Do you know a quiet hero?  Chances are that you do.
  • Stay tuned.  Operation Shadow Box is under production and will release in mid-October.  More information coming soon.

September 3, 2015

The next time you see an occupational hero, thank them.

August 26, 2015

We see larger-than-life heroes everywhere and like it or not, they influence us.

August 17, 2015

I know it's been a bit, but life has been overwhelming lately.  Check out the new five-part series I'm starting about heroes.

August 7, 2015

Sometimes reading in different genres can be refreshing.  Check out Transgression, a great read in the time travel/suspense genre.

July 28, 2015

Find out about a book I read as part of my research on Somali pirates.  Impossible Odds is a solid read.

July 17, 2015

Baldacci comes out of a writing slump with his new book, Memory Man.  A fantastic read!

July 9, 2015

Today I kick off a mini-series called Recent Reads where I will review a book (fiction or non-fiction) that I have recently read, even if the book is a few years old.  First up?  Ashley's War:  The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.

July 3, 2015

As we get going on vacation, especially those that are adventurous, or if you're staying at home, remember one thing:  Lack of true communication can quite possibly kill you.

June 26, 2015

In my last post on what it takes to be a writer, learn about the independence a writer needs to have.

June 18, 2015

Persistence comes into play when writing gets hard.

June 11, 2015

Having a teachable spirit is critical for learning and growing as a writer.

June 5, 2015

Talent is the basis on developing any passion, including writing.

May 27, 2015

Finding the time to write can be a challenge, but it's doable.

May 22, 2015

One woman desiring revenge.  One man bent on stopping her.  An ex-flame who still loves her.  A deadly combination.  Hunter Hunted is now 99 cents on Amazon.

May 19, 2015

Curiosity.  Potentially dangerous for the cat.  A necessity for the writer.

May 15, 2015

Have you ever had a customer service experience like this?  Check it out.

May 13, 2015

Patience.  It's also a critical element to writing and the most difficult quality on which to provide advice.

May 8, 2015

Yes, it is possible to learn something from watching ants devour a cockroach.

May 5, 2015

What is the biggest thing a writer needs?  Courage.  It underpins the rest of the qualities needed as a writer.

May 1, 2015

Today, I started a new series on what it takes to be a writer.  Stay tuned as I delve into the various qualities I discuss in today's post.

April 24, 2015

  • I now get my say related to Panama Deception.
  • On Tuesday for the on-the-edge suspense part of my blog, I will begin a new blog series related to writing.  Essentially, I will answer questions about anything so long as it has to do with writing.  It can be anything, from the craft to technique to life as a writer.  If you have any, please e-mail me using the contact form on my site.

April 19, 2015

  • Panama Deception is now available in iBook.  To purchase, head to the iTunes store and search in the books section.
  • I've reorganized the web page for Panama Deception for easier access to vendor links, which are now at the top beneath the tag line.

April 17, 2015

Need a reboot on life?  Here's how I got mine.

April 15, 2015

  • It's tax day, and to celebrate, I'm putting up my latest blog about Ed DuBois.
  • Good news!  It looks like Barnes and Noble is carrying Panama Deception both print and ebook format.  Bonus!

April 14, 2015

Panama Deception is now officially available at the following distributors:  e-book and print copy:  Amazon.  E-book only:  Kobo, Google Play Books, and Smashwords.  Print copy only:  Create Space Store.  It will appear soon at Barnes & Nobles and iBooks.  When they do, I will post it.

April 7, 2015

  • I'm back from vacation and in the final preparations for Panama Deception.  I will let you know as items are posted with various distributors.
  • Learn about Samir Kamil, a secondary but intrinsic character in the novel.

March 25, 2015

These next two weeks, I'm on hiatus for some continuing education in writing and some R&R.  I'll be back right after Easter with more about Panama Deception, my writing, and my life in general.

March 20, 2015

Lean about the most under-appreciated gift in the U.S.

March 17, 2015

Meet Jabir al-Omri, the hero of Panama Deception and thinker, or over-thinker, as some might say.

March 13, 2015

Sometimes, basenjis can be as conniving as one of my fiction characters.

March 10, 2015

  • Meet Alex Thornton, leading lady of Panama Deception and resident tough girl.
  • I've added a page to the Bookstore for Panama Deception.  Stay tuned as distribution channels get developed.

March 6, 2015

Learn my thoughts on the latest book I've read, American Sniper.

March 4, 2015

I'm starting the rollout for Panama Deception as I introduce the Unit 28 series.

March 1, 2015

Check out my site later this week as I begin talking about Panama Deception in earnest.  Until then, check out the sidebar for quotes from the four characters in the book.

February 27, 2015

Learn why I think snow days can be good for all of us.

February 24, 2015

  • Here's the last in my From Computer to Book series on how to create a cover for your novel.
  • Thanks to AT&T procrastinating on making our temporary phone line permanent and the scrapers removing ice, we got our phone and Internet sliced.  I didn't get a chance to put my blog from February 20th up.  I was feeling quite random that night.

February 17, 2015

Creating a book's interior can be a challenging experience.  Here's some tips.

February 14, 2015

Want to take a Sabbath rest?  Here's some ways to do so.

February 10, 2015

Learn more about creating supplementary text for your cover.

February 7, 2015

  • I'm pleased to announce that on April 14, 2015 (Tuesday), Panama Deception will arrive.  Stay tuned for more details.
  • Life can get crazy sometimes, and it's important to know how to get through the busy periods.

February 4, 2015

The book description takes finesse and creativity and can be a lot of fun to create.

January 30, 2015

You can learn a lot from your dog.  I certainly have from my basenjis.

January 27, 2015

Creating a tagline is a fun and necessary step in producing a book.

January 24, 2015

Here are my thoughts on why listening to your instincts can keep you out of trouble.

January 20, 2015

Finding a new title for your novel can be hard.  Here's one way to do it.

January 16, 2015

  • The mug challenge still remains in effect since I have one mug left.  Have you read Hunter Hunted?  If so, post a review on Amazon, then e-mail me via the contact form.  The first person who lets me know they've posted a review I can verify on Amazon will receive a free mug with the cover and tagline on it.
  • Many thanks to JD Solomon for his review:  "Simply a great book. Well developed characters and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jennifer Haynie engages us with well paced action and suspense in every chapter. Worth the read. I highly recommend it."
  • Learn how to beat the January blues.

January 13, 2015

I've started a new blog series for the writing portion of my posts called From Computer to Book (FCTB).

January 9, 2015

Discover why I keep bodies in my house.

January 6, 2015

Find out why my upcoming novel, Panama Deception, almost didn't happen.

January 5, 2015

  • Coming Spring 2015:  Panama Deception, my second novel and the first of the Unit 28 series.  More information and blog posts will follow in the next few weeks.
  • I got my first review for Hunter Hunted on Amazon.  Many thanks to Doug Yoo!  Check it out:  "Hunter Hunted is an interesting and exciting story with a lot of action is involved. It is a special love story showing the healing process of broken human beings. Even though the story was a little slow in the beginning, I have enjoyed the story. It examines the relational process of coming to understanding each other and deeply trusting another person in all circumstances. This book is worth the read because is fun while containing many deep, meaningful messages. I’m already looking forward to her next book."

January 3, 2015

I did a little maintenance today on my site.  Check out the newly refurbished Bookstore page.  It has links to a dedicated page for each book, where you'll find everything associated with both Hunter Hunted and Exiled Heart.

Check out the new home page.  Here, I'll post news be it about new blog posts or what's going on with my writing.

January 2, 2015

New blog post published:  Resolutions?  Try Goals

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