Distraction Therapy, Twitter’s Great Strength

Distraction therapy is a time-honoured, doctor-endorsed way to cope with pain of all kinds, chronic illness, lifelong injuries, basically 24/7 health problems that drive you bonkers if you don’t find some way to separate your mind from them even if it’s only doable for a minute. Judy Taylor, the woman who couldn’t eat and suffered […]

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Smashwords Winter/Summer Sale = Free Ebooks

“At one minute past midnight Pacific time on March 2, the special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalogue goes live on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalogue and search by coupon code levels and categories.  At the stroke of midnight Pacific time at the end of the day on March 8, […]

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Boxing Week Ebook Sale

Get my first five ebooks for FREE, only during Boxing Week 2012! All available in all the main ebook formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF.   Enter coupon code SA96J to receive Lifeliner for free on Smashwords. Enter coupon code MK92E to receive She for free on Smashwords. Enter coupon code VX88P to receive Eleven Shorts +1 […]

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Read An E-Book Week Is Here And So Are Hot Deals On My E-Books!

March 4 to 10 is Read An E-Book Week! To celebrate, Smashwords is running a promotion all week, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve enrolled all my ebooks in it. To participate as a reader, all you have to do is go to Smashwords, choose any or all of my ebooks, enter the appropriate […]

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HPN Awareness Week

It’s HPN Awareness Week this week: 7 August to 13 August. Parenteral nutrition, or “IV feeding,” isn’t just for patients in the hospital. We know that. And it isn’t as uncommon as it once was. The Oley Foundation has set aside August 7–13 for HPN Awareness Week to help spread the word that people can […]

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Journalists vs. Book Writers on Twitter

Journalists and writers are similar, right? After all, journalism is a specialised form of writing. Well, if you go by Twitter, I’d say they’re different, quite different. Though there are exceptions, generally speaking journalists on Twitter get it, book writers do not. Journalists get that it’s a great way to talk to their readers, to […]

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How Do You Know if You’re Malnourished When Fat?

I was watching ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss  Edition (link has annoying video with audio ad) last night and heard the medical specialist inform the 456-lb woman that she was malnourished. I wondered: how did they assess malnutrition? How do we know if we’re malnourished, even when fat? So I asked my resident nutrition guru. […]

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Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale of “Lifeliner” and “She” Now On!

It’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter for friends in the Southern Hemisphere. In honour of that, Smashwords is kicking off their third annual Summer/Winter Sale, and they invited authors to participate. I answered their invitation with a resounding “Yes!” Lifeliner and She will both be fifty percent off their regular price. And as […]

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My Ebooks Are Going Out Into The World

I’m pleased to announce that my newest title She is now available at the awesome price of $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, along with my first book Lifeliner. Purchasing a Kindle ebook on Amazon is fast and easy with the 1-Click Buy button. You can also give She or Lifeliner or both as a […]

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