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Are you an Emma?

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Are you an Emma?
Then your room would look like this.

This is where you'd hang out.

Your best friend would drive this.

You'd fall in love with . . .

And most of all this.

To be together you'll have to escape . . .

And this . . .

And above all, this.

Thank you, and have a great Friday!

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Oh I wish, I wish that I had . . .

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You knew I'd post this video eventually, right? The reason I waited was because I didn't base my character Jesse off Rick Springfield, and Emma isn't exactly that kind of girl, so let's just get that straight. But I did base the two of them off some of the rock dudes from the 80s and their girlfriends. I see Jesse as being much more vulnerable, maybe more punk and goth--until he sells out later *pout.* He gets a perm. You don't know how much I loved and yet hated writing that part.

Actually, if you think about it, this song would be from William's viewpoint. He's in the 60s wishing he still had Emma, he knows she's with Jesse and yet he can't do anything about it because she has to make up her mind. So, just picture a Ward Cleaver dude crooning this song, or maybe more like Frank Sinatra: Shoobie Doobie, I wish I had that cat Jesse's chick . . .

Side note: my sister and I shared a room growing up, and on the wall behind her bed she'd tack…

A chance to catch up . . .

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I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday! If you haven't read The Time Seekers yet, and would still like to, it is currently free over at Amazon.com. Now, I know many people don't do e-books yet, and I totally understand, however, it's easier than you think to download the kindle app. Here's a link on how to do that, or you can download it to your phone or tablet super easy by way of the app store.

To my sadness, The Time Seekers hasn't gotten nearly the same amount of readership as The Soul Seekers. Personally, I always felt it had a great premise: a ghost-guy from the 1950s falls in love with a girl from the 1970s. People talk about how difficult relationships are—the struggles of two people with separate ideals, values, wants, needs, etc.—well, how about not knowing if your love interest is currently in the same decade as you, mentally or physically! How about that for a challenge? I love the conversations Emma and William had, how childish they both were at…

And now, something about the girl

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My main character Emma starts things off getting mugged in Times Square, which, if you will pardon the cliche, is the final straw that broke the camel's back. Past events have turned her from bitter lemon to battery acid, and now a thug's gonna run off with her purse on New Year's Eve? Already in grief over the decision she had to make in a time-travel experiment gone wrong, she sneers at and bears life as it comes, sporting a very rough pixie cut, bright red lips and enough black eyeliner to make a racoon jealous. And then there's Jesse, the biggest calamity of all. But Emma likes calamity. It keeps her sane.

Emma's mad, and Emma doesn't want to be hugged or coddled, and she doesn't want to be lied to. Jesse can be as much of a jerk as he likes, as long as he's honest about it. Mostly he's a good kid, if not a tad reckless—in a stupid and endearing kind of way. Anyway, who cares? There's no mother, no father, no one to tell Emma what to do. Sh…

The man who got away

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Tall, dark and handsome William is high commodity for the Seekers; his soul has the ability to provide the psychic cult with enough power that they can gather and control any human they wish. But when something goes wrong in the Eclipse William is left only half a man, invisible and completely alone in the world. The cult yet seeks to cull him, but William is rebellious and has decided to stay in his invisible state forever. Until Emma comes along. The only normal human able to see him, Emma and William form an immediate bond that quickly turns into love. It's a love William resists as much as the cult: he must protect her from a similar state of non-existence. But Emma is rebellious too, and she ain't leaving town without her ghost.

The only problem in falling in love with a 'ghost' is . . . everything.

A new Eclipse ceremony provides a pivotal moment of change. William is changed back into a full-fledged human, and he and Emma are ecstatic to be together in every wa…