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About toadette16

Val is a useless wanderer who doesn't like to travel, a creative muse who's too lazy to pick up a pencil, a hot-blooded girl who likes to be

Jeans Can Do That To You (or How I Changed My Own Mind)

It all started with a pair of jeans. I am a firm believer in the power of a good pair of jeans.  The whole reason we have a jeans day at my office is because I campaigned for it – … Continue reading

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Sara Bareilles has a new single out – Brave.  I really like it.   I like the music, I like the message, I even like the lyrics video.  And even though I’m no longer a child and the message may not … Continue reading

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The Fear

Why is it so hard to admit to what I want – to myself and others? I’m trying to be more honest – answer the phone when it rings and don’t pretend that you can’t hear it, don’t tell yourself … Continue reading

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February 14th

Valentine’s Day is here! Yeah!!  . . . . Such sentiments are why we need a sarcasm font (which I have decided inventing and getting adopted needs to be my new goal in life).   I could list a lot … Continue reading

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The Blog is Back In Town

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  I mean, I do them – every year I write myself a long letter (at varying degrees of soberness), seal it, and lock it away until I read it a year later (at varying degrees … Continue reading

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Free is Fabulous!

750 copies of my book have been downloaded today! Okay, so based on numbers that I’ve heard, these aren’t the best numbers around.  BUT with minimal advertising and only 3 reviews on Amazon, my little book that could has moved up … Continue reading

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Okay, so today my book – RomCon – is available on Amazon for FREE.  That’s right, zero, zilch, nada, bubkiss, Free.  So if anyone out there is thrifty and have been waiting for deals and rock bottom prices on some of … Continue reading

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NaNo – the Challenge of Zombies

I am writing a novel in 30 days.  This is hard in and of itself.  But what makes it harder?  Zombies. Nope, I am not predicting the zombie apocalypse early.  And no, I have not been dared to put zombies in my … Continue reading

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A Novel In a Month?!

It’s almost November and you know what that means – NaNoWriMo is here!! For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month ( – visit them!).  No Plot, No Problem – just write 50,000 words in 30 days.  Easy, … Continue reading

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Publication Accomplished!

We can now add “published author” to my resume.  Between the recently acquired MBA letters after my name and that nifty contest I won for having the most pathetic living situation 10 years ago.  It’s not the longest resume, I’ll … Continue reading

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