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    Twas the night before NaNo…

    “Twas the Night Before Nano”   Twas the night before Nano, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, I’d evicted the mouse My laptop was on by the chimney with care, In hopes that my writing muse soon would be there. When at the back of my mind there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the desk to see what was the matter. Away to the mirror I flew like a flash, Peeled open my eyes to see the source of the crash. But my eyes were as glassy as the new-fallen snow For it was way past my bedtime on this night you know. When,…

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    Great review from The Gal in the Blue Mask – Thanks!!!

    REVIEW: First Live Once Trilogy 1: First Chanda Stafford Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Publisher: Red Adept Publishing Publication date: 5.8.2013 Pages: 297 Date read: 10.9.2014 Recommended by: Red Adept Publishing, Read 2 Review Summary: Seventeen-year-old Mira works on a farm in the ruins of Texas, descendants of the defeated rebels.  Though she’s given her heart to Tanner, their lives are not their own.             When Socrates, the powerful First, chooses Mira as his Second, she is thrust into the bewildering world of the rich and influential.  Will, a servant assigned to assist her, whispers of rebellion, love, and of a darker fate than she’s ever imagined.          …

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    Yay! Another great review

    This review comes from Big Al’s books and pals. Thank you for taking the time to read my book! If you click on the link, you can also enter to win goodies from my publisher. 🙂 First / Chanda Stafford   Reviewed by: BigAl   Genre: Science Fiction / Dystopian   Approximate word count: 85-90,000 words   Availability     Kindle  US: YES  UK: YES  Nook: YES  Smashwords: NO  Paper: YES Click on a YES above to go to appropriate page in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords store   Author: A school teacher in Michigan, this is Chanda Stafford’s first book. Description: “Seventeen-year-old Mira works on a farm in the ruins of Texas, along with all of the other descendants of…

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    from its humble beginnings

    First started out as a NaNoWriMo project. A fact that is both validating and horrifying. It’s cool because it shows that out of the dregs of the 30 day novel, something publishable can emerge, but horrifying because according to some critics, it boosts the mentality that anyone’s NaNo novel can and should be published, too. I’ve always been an avid proponent of Nano. Even when I started way back in 2002, with my trusty old dinosaur of a computer, the prospect of finishing a novel in a month really drew me. Of course, I was a pantser, and never equated that with the horrendous amount of editing I’d have to do, but that’s…

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    Check out this great review!

    Book Review – FIRST by Chanda Stafford When I was young(er) I used to look at pictures of, say, Mick Jagger sharing a beer with Paul McCartney, or learn that Keith Moon was godfather to Ringo Starr’s son and be flabbergasted. In my mind, these guys were in competition with each other. Competition for the charts, competitions for sales, competition for awards and accolades. How could they hang out together? It was like finding out Churchill used to babysit Hitler’s children or something. Now that I’m a little bit older and little bit wiser (okay, okay, a lot older and not wiser at all) I finally figured out what I…