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International Short Story Day

Today is the summer equinox, and also International Short Story Day. On the shortest night of the year (or day, for those of you down under), we’re celebrating short stories. And the best part? You can read my vampire romance short story for free (CLICK HERE).

As a writer, I find short stories very challenging, especially if they are not related to an existing novel. Starting a new story, defining the world it takes place in, and introducing new characters in a short story format can be challenging! I have to stick to the KISS mantra (Keep It Simple Stupid) – which makes it a great writing exercise.

As a reader, a short story is a great way to escape into prose without committing hours and hours. I’m the type who can’t put a book down once I start it, so short stories are like snack bags of chips vs. the big bag. A short story satisfies my craving without stealing me away from real life for too long.

What do you think? Do you read short stories? Like them? Dislike them?

For more short story fun, be sure and check out our short story blog hop! Find stories and authors to check out by clicking on the photo:



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Summer’s Over?

August in the DeJarnett household means the end of summer – at least for most of us. Band camp started, which is like a full-time job for my daughter, and runs right up to the beginning of high school. As a band mom, I’ve already finished my first project (I do flyers, tickets, and other various paper-related activities for the band), so my summer is over too. My dear husband always works full-time, so no change there. Only my son has a couple more weeks of homework freedom.

But, as a parent, I have to admit, I’m looking forward to the routine of school again. Yes, I’ll miss sleeping in. But I need routine too, and am looking forward to a regular writing schedule. With one rough draft in the works and designs on a couple more, I need to get into a rhythm of writing every day. And blogging more regularly… 🙂

So, while I’m sorry to see the freedom and adventure of summer go, I’m looking forward to the stability of fall.

Remind me I said that when I’m tearing my hair out driving to lessons and band practice, though, okay?

New Facebook Pages

With the release of Concessions as part of the Summer Lovin’ Anthology: Heat Wave, I’ve set up separate pages for my different stories. Check them out – I hope you LIKE them!

Robin DeJarnett Fan page: The place for announcements about appearances, writing, future releases and general discussion. My author page.

Whirlwind by Robin DeJarnett: Everything Whirlwind. Photos, links to sites in the book, Jason and Melissa fun. Liking this page will add Whirlwind under “Books” on your profile.

Concessions by Robin DeJarnett: Currently available in the Summer Lovin’ Anthology:Heat Wave in support of Save the Ta-tas. I’ll be posting an excerpt from this spicy, paranormal short story soon, so click LIKE and get a sneak peak.

Meet an Author Monday

Check out what other authors are chatting about today. Whether you’re a reader or a writer, there’s a lot of great stories out there! Hosted today by Killian McRae.

Meet an Author Monday

Click here for the Author hop

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